And one more time….

Will (former husband and present landlord) informed me Monday evening that the house will be foreclosure/auctioned on Aug 16th.  uhhh…  huh?!?  Not terribly happy about the lack of communication on what the real house situation was but, oh well.

Anyway, am looking for a small place now just not quite sure of all the funds that have to be handed over upfront.  Unexpected moves are pretty expensive!  It’ll work out, simply another one of life’s twists and turns.

Then again, it’s not every day that you’re offered a much better job with a raise, full benefits, paid time off, delightful management then are told you’re losing your housing situation on the same day!  Then two days later my son is accepted into the college program he’s been wanting to be in.  Ups, downs, twists, turns.  Overall things are going well.

On the knitting front, I finished Radiant Violets (Saroyan pattern by Liz Abanante).  It’s a delightful knit, just enough patterning to keep it interesting but not too complicated to watch Netflix.

Detail of leaf edging:

 

Folded scarf/shawlette:

The only thing that I disliked about the Manos del Uruguay silk blend were the four knots in the 1.5 skeins I used.  (It may have been a bit less than that, the balls were rolled quite a while back and as there was also a cut in the yarn part way thru one skein they weren’t true 1/2 skein balls.)  I luv luv luv the feel of the yarn, it’s easy to work with, pliable, and will be a warm treat on my neck and shoulders in a few months.  There should be enough to make one more out of the Manos for gifting and then I hope to make another one or two out of the stash as well.

Right now I’m working on part of my mother’s holiday package – a long scarf using Cascading Leaves Lace Towel pattern in Cast On Feb-April 2011.  Rather than working the three columns of leaves, I’m centering one column with a garter edge.  After several false starts it’s coming along pretty well!  Using some of the Knit Picks Gloss in Burgundy from the stash.

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About HollysDying

Hard core rocker/old school punk/alternative, ridiculously fiber/design oriented knitter with strong geek tendencies type person. Worked in the travel and web design industries, and benefits management for years; have done freelance writing and editing. Mother of two fantastic young adults (yes, they truly are!).
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