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Hi!

I am here and alive, if anyone cares.

So what’s new? I have completed 3 weeks of class, i.e. on class down and…ummm… not really sure how many more to go, but definitely more than one. I think I did pretty well in the class and the instructor seemed to agree with me. This class covered basic cooking and knife skills, which my instructor says I have a good grasp of, according to my friend in class. Today we started a new class, intro to baking and pastry, and I think this one will be just as fun.

I bought a bike! It’s shiny! I have only had the chance to go on a couple rides because the weather declined right after I bought it, but I hope to ride it to work on Sundays and get in the occasional week day ride when I can. It’s a Specialized Vienna, which is a cross style bike, and I love it.

I have been knitting. I finished a pair of Nutkin socks in some Cherry Tree Hill Supersock  I received from Cookie A for sample knitting Cauchy for her book Sock Innovation

Nutkin

 

I also recently started Aquaphobia and totally love how they are turning out.

Aquaphobia

Now I should get back to typing my notes from class like a responsible student, or maybe I will just read my book.  It is getting good.

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I am still trying to not get my hopes up about the house but our agent isn’t helping. She recently told us that things are moving forward and an appraisal will happen soon. The bank is looking at both offers right now and from what she has heard, our offer looks stronger. Ack! Not that those are bad things, but they are encouraging my brain to think about moving in to that house.

I should easily be done with the second clue and possibly even the third of the TTL Mystery sock, but I frogged at least 1/3 of the clue twice already! Doh! As of now I have 15 rows or so to go before starting the heel which came out yesterday. My progress so far:

I think the pattern would be easier to see on a sock blocker but I could only find one and didn’t like the idea of having only on sock on a blocker. Don’t ask me why, because I don’t really know.

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I am still trying to not get my hopes up about the house but our agent isn’t helping. She recently told us that things are moving forward and an appraisal will happen soon. The bank is looking at both offers right now and from what she has heard, our offer looks stronger. Ack! Not that those are bad things, but they are encouraging my brain to think about moving in to that house.

I should easily be done with the second clue and possibly even the third of the TTL Mystery sock, but I frogged at least 1/3 of the clue twice already! Doh! As of now I have 15 rows or so to go before starting the heel which came out yesterday. My progress so far:

I think the pattern would be easier to see on a sock blocker but I could only find one and didn’t like the idea of having only on sock on a blocker. Don’t ask me why, because I don’t really know.

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Still waiting to hear about the house, as expected, but the time is just dragging by. We can’t seem to help brainstorming about what we would do in there if/when we get it. We need to stop! I don’t want to do much more house hunting after finding this place, and it will be that much harder if we don’t get it after all the thought we have been putting into it. Grrr…aaarrgh.

In other news, well, there actually is no other news. I have frogged about 10 rows of the TTL Mystery socks due to my inability to follow directions because I assume I know what I am doing, and the same thing happened with Foliage, so there is nothing to show.

I essentially did a double shift at the shop yesterday, but I got home around 3:30am so was able to go to sleep when it was still dark, which is what I look forward to. I plan to sleep some more later, but for now am awake. I was so tired yesterday that I am surprised I am as awake as I am.

Happy Columbus Day! Does anyone get the day off?

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Waiting is so hard. I am usually fairly patient as long as I have something to occupy me. I know we won’t hear the bank’s decision on the offers for the house for at least a couple weeks, but every once in a while, I start thinking of moving into that house. I try not to, but it is such a good fit for us that it is hard not to. HGTV has even more appeal than it used to.

Currently I am fighting a cold and the urge to cast-on for a sweater or vest (I don’t own a vest other than my black puffy one which I should find since). I frogged the mystery socks so I could start a smaller version and also hat to get me through the time between clues, but the sweater urge is still there. Maybe some Sudafed, the stuff behind the counter, will alleviate both problems?

Ok, off to do some sock knitting an nose blowing. May need some more tea. I also need to fit a few more hours of sleep and get a MN driver’s license today as well as register to vote. I also think some spicy Thai food may be in order.

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Well, we put an offer on a house! It has to go through the bank as it is a short sale, so we are going to have to wait at least a couple weeks. We love the house and there is very little that needs to be done on it, which is perfect for us. It could use a new washer and dryer, but everything else is pretty new and well maintained. I will be rather disappointed if we don’t get it.

In anticipation of mortgage payments and higher bills, I have volunteered to work a few weekend hours if they need me at the shop. It’s easier than finding a part-time job and my boss seems quite willing to have me work more hours.

I started the Through The Loops Mystery sock for Socktober, but will need to frog so i can knit a size smaller. I should have went with my normal numbers and not worried about the warning to increase the number of stitches since the pattern fits rather tight. Oh well. The first clue was quick and easy.

I also started a hat to get me through the lull b/t finishing the first clue and the release of the second.

Ok, I need to get to bed and figure out a way to top sneezing. I think I have a cold.

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Well, we put an offer on a house! It has to go through the bank as it is a short sale, so we are going to have to wait at least a couple weeks. We love the house and there is very little that needs to be done on it, which is perfect for us. It could use a new washer and dryer, but everything else is pretty new and well maintained. I will be rather disappointed if we don’t get it.

In anticipation of mortgage payments and higher bills, I have volunteered to work a few weekend hours if they need me at the shop. It’s easier than finding a part-time job and my boss seems quite willing to have me work more hours.

I started the Through The Loops Mystery sock for Socktober, but will need to frog so i can knit a size smaller. I should have went with my normal numbers and not worried about the warning to increase the number of stitches since the pattern fits rather tight. Oh well. The first clue was quick and easy.

I also started a hat to get me through the lull b/t finishing the first clue and the release of the second.

Ok, I need to get to bed and figure out a way to top sneezing. I think I have a cold.

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