Monday, July 24, 2006

Updates & Moving

Like I promised, here are some updates. They aren't too impressive, but moving has become a priority.

The only knitting I have been doing recently is Twizzler. His easy to memorize pattern has kept me calm in the whirlwind of packing. He is still coming along slowly though. Like I have said before, the slow moving of the pattern makes him disheartening, but in my heart of hearts, I know he will be beautiful soon enough.

Just so you don't think I have been lazing about in the heat: behold boxes! Some of these boxes have my knitting books and magazines tucked away. Here's hoping they all come to me in one piece. I will not be held responsible for my actions towards the UPS person if my packages are lost.

I also want you to behold the yarn (it's in the duffle bag). The yarn as well as the swift and winder (they're fragile!) and my needles (just in case I need size X) are coming in the car with me. If something does happen to my knitting books and magazines, at least I will still have the tools to create knitted goods. They say necessity is the mother of invention and I am willing to test that if it comes to that.

Looking over this post, I noticed that I sound stressed. The sad part is this is me being calm. Last night I was really stressed about the amount of boxes and everything fitting that I tried to calm myself before sleeping by looking at a knitting magazine. Everything seemed to get better and then I started thinking about storing my needles in Florida. I had an anxiety attack about whether to organize them by US sizes or by their metric measurement. Yes, I have definitely gone around the bend!


PS I would like to note that the stuff in the background isn't mine. I am subletting a place.


  1. Inquiring minds want to know if 90 gallons of yarn fit in a duffel bag, or is there more somewhere else?

    As far as how to store the needles, you need to have enough needles to do both - one set organized by U.S. sizes, and another by metric. Mine aren't stored in any sort of order, which might explain why it always takes a while to find the ones I'm looking for.

  2. good luck with the move! and the start of grad school!