Monday, April 02, 2007

Time to grow up

We received a shipment today that will excite lace knitters. It is 100% silk, lace weight yarn that has 1100 yards on a skein. It almost makes me want to knit a lace shawl. Unfortunately I have too many projects ahead of this so maybe I will send to Wannietta. This is from Claudia's Handpaint yarn. Claudia doesn't have the silk on her site yet but you can see the colours. Here is a list of what we received.
  • oops
  • midnight
  • caribbean blue
  • toast
  • blue fields
  • desert dusk
  • boot camp
  • stormy days
  • chocolate cherry
  • walk in the woods
  • blue terracotta
  • butter pecan

We will have this with us at the Knitter's Frolic.

Beth and I have decided that it is time to grow up. We are going to buy a house and move out of the apartment above the store. The apartment has served us well but after 15 years it is time for a change. You've seen the beautiful yellow floor in the kitchen. Because our house is over 200 years old, it is missing some things that many take for granted. NO CLOSETS. All the ceilings in our apartment are sloped so we can't even put them in. NO SHOWER. Again because of sloped ceilings we only have a bathtub-and not a nice new soaker tub. It is old and short-you can't lay down in it. I have a couple of requirements for the house-master bedroom with ensuite that has a tub and separate shower, walk in closet and a great kitchen. It isn't easy to find all these in the same house. We found a great house within walking distance of the store. The yard was great for the dogs, the main floor was beautiful and then you went upstairs and it was just like our apartment-sloped ceilings. I started to look at some of the new townhouses in Ancaster. I wish I could just wave my magic wand, have the perfect one and have it really cheap!! There is one other problem-none of our furniture is going with us so it isn't just buying a house but furnishing it from scratch. When our apartment was built the front window was left out to bring all the furniture up by scaffolding. The only way to get it out is to chop it up. I guess the only way to look at this is as an adventure-hopefully it ends soon!! I am not a patient person and once my mind is made up to do something I want to do it now.


Wannietta said...

Yes please!!!

Congratulations - how exciting for you! When do you get it & move in? It'll be weird (but nice) to not be so physically attached to the store.

Samantha said...

Moving! Wow! How exciting! :) Our old house had the sloped ceilings and no closets, so I know where you're coming from. I hope you find something perfect soon.

Anonymous said...

Eeep! A house! That's really exciting. I think that you'll find the perfect place in Ancaster-- its a great little town. And that's a plus! Good luck on the hunt!

Cynthia said...

Good luck with the house hunting Julie. Moving will be great for you; you won't be so bound to the store all the time. You will have to try and exercise some patience so that you can get what you really want. Again, good luck!

Michelle B said...

Congrats!!!! You will find the perfect place - no worries.

Stitchy Fingers said...

Good luck on the house hunting. What are you going to do with the apartment once you move out?

Julie said...

I am keeping the apartment and using it as my office. It will also give me somewhere to go between working and teaching at night-won't have time to go home so I can stay here and do work.