Monday, March 17, 2014

I must have spoke too soon!

Sad contract terminated last Thursday.  It seems that not everyone files their tax returns in a timely manner.  The buyer that we were in contract with was pre after they made the offer it was time for the lender to get all the fun statements, pay stubs, tax returns, etc.....but the buyer did not have tax returns for the last few years because he was in the field (military, va loan) and when he came back stateside he did not file...I do not know how long the time frame is that you have to file, but I think now that he is filing, he has too many penalties, or they are trying to straighten things out.....either way, it will take too long (we were supposed to close April 22) and they had to terminate the it is back on the market since buyers lending fell through.  There were a few showings this past weekend and one person said "interior needs paint"....hello!  I just had about 75% of the interior painted and have the paint bill to prove it....oh well, I know the perfect buy is out there somewhere....I just wish they would look at that house and make an offer soon....ha, ha!

Knitting.....well it is pretty much the same as last week.  I do not think I worked on the scarf or socks at all last week...only my Hyper is coming along and I am one row away from my 10th repeat (there are only 11 repeats, so that is good).  According to my semi-accurate calculations, I am about 70% done with it.

I had a little stash enhancement....remember the Miss Babs Knitting tour I signed up for?  Well, we are going to New Zealand!  I was so excited to get my package this morning.  Darlene got her package last Friday so we got to take a look at hers first.  Mine made it to my desk this morning and it is just gorgeous.  Darlene is on vacation today and tomorrow (boo hoo, I won't see her till Wednesday) and I think we will cast on then (because we have nothing else on the needles) is a beautiful scarf.....

Darlene also made me a new bag for us to put this new project in.  She is making herself one has the cutest dogs and cats on it, I love it!  and it will fit all 7 skeins of our yarn perfectly!  She rocks!!!

Now I have another idea for you....I do not come up with all these ideas but see others teach them or mention them, etc.....When I was at Darlene's a while back, she showed me this this awesome quilting board/wall.  I told her it would be awesome for blocking....she had never thought about it for blocking.  I have blocking mats which are great for blocking but some items would block even better if you could let them 'hang' from some blocking wires and then pin a 1/2 pi shawl or something.  Well, a lady that goes to SNB did a class at Inskein Yarns on how to make a blocking board out of insulation board from Home Depot or Lowes.  A regular insulation board is 8 feet by 2 can have Lowes or Home Depot cut that board into 4 pcs....each one being 2 feet by 4 feet.....then you will tape them together but in a manner that they can be folded accordian style....then just cover and glue it with a 1 inch by 1 inch gingham pattern fabric (it helps with measuring) is one pre material....when I get mine, I will take another folds and stores in a 2 foot by 4 foot area like under bed or in closet.

Well, that is really all I have for this week.....I hope to have more next.....Happy Happy Happy knitting....I leave you with some of my favorite knitting pictures.


  1. You are too funny. I love the blocking board concept.

  2. Love the Hyper Crazy & the New Zealand yarn! I did a similar thing for blocking boards but I just cut the foam into 4 pieces & didn't tape or cover with fabric. It works for me.

    1. That is a great idea Beverly...even more compact when you only need one or two!