Monday, April 12, 2010

Relocating and/or pugs

I've been down for the count for a few days as every single thing I own was dumped in a box, hauled seven miles up the road, and then heaped into my new apartment. After three days, I now have a semblance of an home. The kitchen is a different story;  it still looks like a disorganized warehouse. I found the Fresca in the fridge and some protein bars - that's it. Meanwhile, I look like an old banana completely covered with bruises. Moving is hard work.

Every night, I collapse into my recliner, get my frenzied pug situated in my lap, and manage to knit a row or two before falling fast asleep. I'm exhausted! And Moose is, too. The move has completely freaked him out. Monica, my old lady cat, has faired far better. Why Moose is such a clingy, crazy whack job is beyond me. Here he is this morning installed in his desk chair. Yes, he has his very own desk chair so that he can sit right next to me all day long.

Speaking of pugs, look at these adorable stitch markers I bought on Etsy this morning made by the artist weeones. Love them! Because pug hair is knitted into everything I make, they seem very appropriate. The artist sells stitch markers with other little creatures, too.


Despite the move, I'm making a little progress on the Handstrikket. I just finished the second decrease row so now it should move faster. I'm still waiting on the light blue yarn - if I paid for express shipping, why is the damn thing taking so long to get here? I hope the yarn comes today because by tonight I'll be completely out.

Now back to unpacking and working. Work? What's that? I'd better go find out so I can pay the rent!

5 comments:

  1. You are one awesome gal;time to knit and blog as you move an entire apartment.
    Love that photo of Moose! You do play favorites, julie because you NEVER post photos of your cat!
    The contrasting colors in the Handstrikket really pop! Lookin' Good!
    t_a

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  2. Yes, Moose is SPOILED and poor Monica is neglected. Moose sucks all the air out of a room! And Monica is a cat... she could give a crap about any one of us unless it's dinnertime. :-)

    Knitting is therapy - and much needed during this very stressful time. What in the heck would I do if I didn't knit? Nothing good!

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  3. BTW...your arm looks like someone has been practicing their martial arts on you. Soak in a nice bubblebath for relaxation!
    t_a

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  4. Julie, your sweater looks fabulous! Good luck settling into your new home--it always takes me longer than I think it will to feell at home again. And kitchens take forever to unpack and get set up. Hope your yarn arrived today.

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  5. Thanks for the support girls! Still don't have the yarn... still have the bruises and the piles of boxes... but it's all made better by my blog friends! xxxooo

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