Thursday, May 07, 2009

k-brow: little update


So yeah, I finished Must Have. Must Have taken me a lifetime to do it. But it is warm and cozy and pretty and I am pleased with myself over this.

It still doesn't have buttons, though, because in spite of being the woman with a grillion buttons, I don't exactly have a bunch o' matching ones. I sorted all my buttons out, a couple weeks ago, searching for the magical seven that would transform this sweater into a Fully Finished Object. Nah. But I did have fun admiring the spoils of my grandma's button box and several yard sales.


It's been so long since I've posted that quite a bit has happened that I should probably catch you up on. First (well, in my mind, anyway) I've been sick. Off and on since mid-March. A flu, an eye inflammation, just endless exhaustion. I think my life has gotten way too complicated, trying to teach and figure out this move at the same time. I've been pretty gentle with myself, though, and am coming out of it, I guess.

In the meantime, with our ranch house in Atlanta, there proved to be so many complications, triggered by the home inspection and our recalcitrant sellers, that we terminated the contract. Sad, too, until we found out that the Modern was back on the market. So we made our original offer again, and it was accepted. So now it's the Atomic Ranch, again, and I'm happy, though trying to see the lesson in all this; this falling in love with a house, losing it, letting go, bouncing back, and then getting what I wanted all along. Always with the analysis of attachments, yeah? We close on the house in about 10 days. P will attend, I am here in HI, which has turned nice and sunny, with a whopping dose of vog, which I guess isn't really nice.

Beltane came and went. Celebrated in low-key fashion, as is my custom. But a pretty altar.

I had all kinds of things to say here, but they seem to have dissolved. I should probably post more often.

7 comments:

durabledora said...

YAY!!!!! I'm so glad you got the house you wanted!!

Stephanie said...

Oooh, what a beautiful sweater! I can't imagine ever being able to knit something like that. Congrats on getting the house you wanted!

KimS said...

Oh, hooray on the modern! Congratulations.

Acornbud said...

I so happy you got first choice. The universe moves in unexpected ways. Congrats on Must Have!

Pam! said...

I love it when things fall together just when you've let them go. Congrats!

Chelsea said...

Love that sweater! And I'm so glad you got your house. When we were house hunting and I found this one online, I KNEW it would be mine. I don't know what I would have done if it had turned out otherwise.

Opal said...

i love the must have and your gazillion buttons. what a treasure trove! congrats on the atomic ranch. :)