Friday, May 2, 2008


We did get a contract, more than we hoped for, and now we wait for all the stuff that needs to be done to make it a sure thing--first the inspection, and then the appraisal (a bit of a worry). I think they want it, and I know for sure I want them to have it. I'm so thrilled I got to meet them. They are wonderful, and they will be perfect for the house.
And we have to be out of the house in 22 days. That's right. Lock, stock and barrel , and if we are lucky, we will be in our new house in that time period.
We looked at houses yesterday, God bless our Dear Realtor Guy, he is such a wonderful man. I had about 25 houses on the list, and although we found the perfect house, the price was a little high, and we think it must have all ready gotten a contract because the agent didn't call back. So we will keep looking.
And I was so durned busy with cleaning and preparing the house for showings, that I have not done the finishing I was planning, nor have I started the mittens. I have made a little progress on the prayer shawl, but had to frog about a hundred times. I was so distracted with all the house stuff, that my mind couldn't land on one thought. I have finished one repeat, and now that I "get" the pattern repeat, I think it should go very quickly.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

It is the last day of April, and I'm going to push to finish projects. The Pram Coat and the Red Scarf should be FO's by the end of the day.
I did start a new project, as M's baby was born early and I want to do a prayer shawl for her. It is Alix's Prayer Shawl, a very simple lace pattern, and the shawl is triangular shaped. It meets my needs as I wanted to do a triangle shawl that had increases on the edges and in the middle on either side of a stable middle stitch, with a simple lace pattern. I am using the pale blue Lacette, doubled that I bought for a dollar a skein at Big Lots. I'm praying I have enough.
And tomorrow is May 1. I hope to get a mitten started!
House has had seven showings. The showing yesterday said they would put a contract on the house but we have yet to see one. Today we are supposed to have a second showing and that is promising.
The best birthday present would be for us to have a contract on the house.