Tuesday, October 9, 2012

a short blogging break.

...stopping by quickly to share a few things.
to the finish line
karen, mary and holly at the finish line
the walk is done. it was wonderful. thank you to everyone who supported us. and special thanks to my sister karen for being the best partner for 180 cumulative miles! (more photos here)

packing progress
katie helped me pack the basement on friday, yesterday I tackled my desk
the packing continues, but I still have a long way to go.

so I'm going to take a break from blogging until after the move - which is scheduled for next wednesday and thursday. internet will hopefully be installed on friday the 19th and I'll be back here after that.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

wordless wednesday.

322:365 wordless wednesday.

on counting.

...honestly, this is not my strong suit. I don't remember if I was better at it before I found so many things to distract me. but always I think I've counted, re-counted and triple-counted to make sure I have the right number. of stitches. of balls of yarn. of cups of flour. of forks and knives to set the table.
320:365 box 2.
and now it's boxes. I packed my first five yesterday when I packed up my room. only one box for my stash (it was a big-ish box, but still, just one) and another for knitting bags, and charity projects, and scraps (and needlepoint!) and then three for books and magazines. I still have have another big-ish one to go for my swift and ball-winder and a few other odds and ends, but still. I think six boxes is pretty good for anyone who knits as much as I do!

so I was feeling really good about all that until this afternoon when I was talking about all my yarn being packed away. and what I was knitting. and I realized...

this is all I'm knitting.
321:365 18 days of yarn.
abigail in the blue, chaleur in the cream and my first holiday project in the purple
until I unpack.

optimistically, I think this needs to last three weeks.

and then I think, what am I thinking?! I probably won't even make a dent in this...especially as I'm spending nearly all my time now counting boxes! 
basket. half full.

Monday, October 1, 2012

a look back at september.

...thirty days. thirty photos.
you can see all my daily photos on flickr, here.
more signs of fall. shorter days. falling leaves. jeans. red wine! embracing needlepoint. still knitting. house 2.0 from an initial offer to a signed contract. choosing paint colors and searching for the perfect new pieces. cleaning out 27 years...and enjoying the park. appreciating that while so much is changing, some things are staying exactly the same.