The test knitting is almost complete! I'm shaping the cap on the last sleeve, will have to re-do the cap of the first sleeve, then wash/block, and sew it all together! It's my first time knitting with hemp – allhemp6 (color 104-charcoal) — and I like it! It's a lot like linen, but there's just a little bit of "give" to the fiber.
My sister and her family are starting a big clean-up/clean-out in preparation for a move to Rio de Janeiro. Brazil. South America. The opposite of North America. Far, far away. In July. For two years, at least.
But… it's not about me, is it? I'm very excited for them, I hope I win the lottery so I can afford to visit. I'm going to miss those boys so much. Two years at 6 & 4 is… a long time. They'll love it, though. Soon-to-be little Portugese-speaking kiddos. With a daughter angling for grad school in Glasgow… which isn't any direction of America at all… (she's been doing big-time cleaning out, too)… and friends scattered to the four corners and beyond… oh, why oh why oh why does travel have to be such a pain and so damn expensive?
Thank god for Skype, and Annie might also start a blog — which we'd all just love — and Katie promised to resurrect hers when she heads over the pond.
Okay, shaking it off… She came across these slippers (the first of a few things I'll likely see) and returned them to me. I can't get over how incredibly TINY they are!! Not only that, but they were TOO BIG for Addison (just right for a Berenstain Bear, though).
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There's a city-wide rummage sale coming up in about a month and I am VERY inspired by the cleaning up & out going on around me… I'm even this >< close to packing up some Depression glass for consigment at the antique mall.
I read an old interview of the author of The 100 Thing Challenge: How I Got Rid of Almost Everything, Remade My Life, and Regained My Soul yesterday, and it's probably not even the best book on the subject, but I am loving the whole concept.
This is — I might be — serious.
As soon as taxes are finished.