Friday, April 03, 2009

uber creative...

Last night I think there was a muse lying in bed with me. Sounds kinky, I know. But, all of last night, all I could think about was creating new and exciting sweaters. I drew out about five designs. Now, all I have to do is figure out the patterns and submit them to various (paying) sites. Mamma needs high speed internet!
I'm almost finished with the back of the bed jacket. It's not very far, but at least it's an accomplishment. Only five more sections to go! I figured with the amount of time I acctually knit, it'll be a section or so a week. I'm going to do the arms at the same time so they're even with each other. I may even do the front two pannels the same way.
I know I'll have a ton more time to knit in a few weeks. Tommarrow I'm going with my mother to look at a house for rent. I've seen the outside, but I don't think I need to see the inside to make up my mind. I've already done so. So, all I'm waiting for is for the construction crew to finish renovations. When I'm living on my own I won't have anyone to talk to except my cats, no cable, no digital converter, so I'll be able to knit a LOT!
One of my mothers co-workers is selling a brand new reclining couch for $75. SWEET! Now I'll be able to have company over!
So, I promise I'll get pics of my knitting and the house up soon. Mabey I'll throw in a couple of my cats, because I know everyone is just DYING to see how they're doing!
Just one more thought....I'm browsing patterns on ravelry and I came across a couple from the new issue of Vogue knitting....I'll have to pick that issue up...there are some really cute peices!

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Have you ever been so excited about something that you feel like you're about to faint? That happened to me today. Before I go on, let me tell you events leading up to this moment. For the last two weeks or so, I've been searching for a new appartment. I work at a coffee shop, which is the hub of town, and have been asking regular customers or customers that I know have property whether they or anybody they know has property for rent. I got a few leads, but they all ended in miserable disappointment. For example, I know one customer owns the building next to our shop and HAD an appartment available, but had just signed a lease with a new tennant the day before. Everywhere I turned I would come up short. About a week ago, I asked a girl that works in the shop next to mine if she knew of anybody trying to find a renter. She said that the family of the elderly gentleman next to her house was trying to find someone. I was thinking that I would never be able to afford a house with a nice yard and a garage. But, on a whim, I called the landlord. We are now at the moment that I almost fainted. Upon telling me about all the repairs and the acre of land the house sits on, the landlord told me the rent. The WHOLE property is almost two hundred dollars LESS than what I was looking for. What repairs you ask? I'll tell you. There is a new roof, a new toilet and bathtub, new carpet, new drywall, and a few landscape repairs. Apparantly the water drained towards the house and caused black mold in the basement, but both the mold and the water drainage issues have been resolved.
My mother and I drove past the house today. Acctually we drove by about three times. I'm afraid that the people working on the house thought that we were two psychos because we drove by really slow and staired. I don't care though. It's a cute little white house with room for a vegetable garden and flowers under the windows. And it's within walking distance of work.
The best part about this whole thing is that it's a two bedroom house, so I'll be able to have a proper craft room!
I don't sound too excited, do I??
My mother is going with me on Saturday to view the house, but it's just a technicality. I just want to picture what it looks like inside so I can decorate in my head!