Friday, April 22, 2005

You Made Me Love You...

I didn't wanna do it! I didn't wanna do it!

We toured "the house" last night. I went there open-minded with absolutely no intention of loving the place. Darn it all! I fell for the house. Hook, line, and sinker. In fact, I think all three of us did. It's a tri-level that was custom built by the owners about 42 years ago. There are so many closets in the house that I lost count. Ditto cupboards. We were there around 6:30 last night, and even though the yard is pretty heavily shaded, there was still a ton of sun light in the house. That's because there are so many windows in the place (all new vinyl windows). There is plenty of storage space for all our fiber and yarn stash. I don't have enough furniture to go in all the rooms. The house includes almost 3 acres of land with an option to buy an additional 2 acres. The rear of the property backs up to a cemetery--no, you can't see it from the house, because it's that far away. There are fruit trees in the yard--pears, blueberries, a scuppernong vine. There are lots of azaleas, camelias, and dogwoods. Oh, and the owners are the original owners. We'd be the second family to live there. The only down side I saw is that almost all the ceiling light fixtures are outdated and would eventually need to be replaced. It needs paint inside and out. That's an easy fix. I'd clean the carpets in the bedrooms and downstairs.

Husband's job for this morning is to contact the mortgage company and get us qualified for the loan. It shouldn't be a problem at all based on our calculations. Wish us luck. I really believe if this is meant to be, it will be. If this house doesn't work out, I won't be devestated. We'll just wait and save our money and keep looking.

I finished the back of daughter's tank top last night. It took less than a skein of the Cotton Fleece. I'm so pleased with myself for getting this done! The instructions were a little confusing at first, but I got through. There were arm hole decreases, but the pattern didn't say what kind of decreases. I decided on a knit two together on one side and a slip one knit one PSSO on the other. I like the way the decreases look. I'll try to post pictures later this weekend.

Husband saw the tiny bag that I made from the Constant Companion pattern (still need to finish that thing with some straps) and liked it a lot. I gave him some pencil roving that I'd dyed and spun, and he made his own rendition of the bag this week. The yarn looked kind of "muddy" in the skein, but it knitted up beautifully. I'm really kind of upset that I gave it away! He felted the bag last night, and it looks great. It took a long time to felt. We should add jeans or something to the wash next time for friction, I think. Also, the resulting fabric was very fuzzy--think felted Lopi fuzzy but worse. Husband trimmed the fuzz, and now the colors of the fabric show nicely. Wow is all I can say. We're going to make the twisted cord handles for the bags this weekend. I'll post pictures when they are done. I have more of my pencil roving yarn, and I think that I'll modify the Constant Companion and make myself a bag with some of it.


Blogger amylovie said...

The house sounds great! Good luck!


7:57 AM  
Anonymous Kim said...

Good luck with the house! You have the same attitude I do- if it supposed to happen, it will. We have our auction today at 5 p.m. Maybe it's supposed to happen for us! :)

10:11 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

I can definitely see why you are in love with the house. Best wishes. I think it is awesome that your entire family knits and spins.

10:18 AM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

Wow, yes, looks like things are moving in the right direction for all of you. The house and grounds sound lovely.
I cannot wait to see the cotton fleece top, Donna, and by the way, hi Donald - thanks for dropping by my blog along with Donna :) I keep checking to see if pictures of your felted bag show up (hint, hint Donna)

12:19 PM  
Blogger Elayne said...

The house sounds perfect...but I'd die for just the garden. I do hope all goes well.

7:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is too spooky .. as I was reading your blog.. which I just happend to find simply by clicking on the NEXT BLOG button, my wife walked by,paused to read the first page of your blog and said, hum, sounds familiar. She is also a S.C. native, John's Is., Seabrook Is., Hilton Head Is., and down town Charleston proper. I am the knitter (56 years worth) and I still buy too much yarn.

8:42 PM  

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