Monday, February 13, 2006

We Got One!!!!

Ok, so do you remember the movie Ghostbusters, when Annie Potts screams "we got ONE!!!" and it leads to a Ray Parker, Jr. music montage with the Ghostbusters running around New York City? No? Well, it's not important, other than to say that I felt like Annie Potts Saturday afternoon when I got the call that we had finally got one -- an apartment. Yes, after months and months of searching (since October, really), Rich and I signed a lease on an adorable ground-floor unit in a four-plex. Two bedrooms, hardwood (laminate) floors, formal dining room, W/D hookups, celing fans, etc. Hurrah! I feel like I'm finally moving forward. And, I'm moving even closer to the office. Currently, I'm about 1 1/2 miles from work; after we move, I'll only be about 1 mile away.

On the crafty front, I'm feeling good. I actually finished the seraphina shawl! Truth be told, I'm not crazy about the finished product, only because in a misguided attempt to "spice it up," I added this eyelash carry-along yarn on a couple of rows at the bottom. I hate eyelash yarn. I'm not sure what made me add it. It was such a pain in the ass to crochet with, and now I'm thinking I may try to *delicately* cut it out. But it's done, and if nothing else, it will serve as the obligitory office "keep me from freezing in the over-air-conditioned place" cover-up.

Also, I feel like I've overcome a huge mind-block: this weekend, I actually used DPNs. I've fought the DPN intensely, avoiding anything too small to use a circular needle. But, I'm working on the child's sweater from Last Minute Knitted Gifts (and yes, I know the authors had to completely rewrite the pattern because the one in the book had so many mistakes), and it calls for DPNs. I bit the bullet and on Saturday morning, as we happened to be in Burbank looking at apartments (before we got the glorious news), I stopped in at Unwind and picked up a pair. After some trial and error, I think I finally worked it out. I feel like I've finally accomplished my New Year's Resolution from 2005 that I made with Faith: to increase my skills and master cables, DPNs, and colorwork. Hurrah! I think that's success, even if it took me a bit longer than I anticipated.

6 comments:

miss kendra said...

if i can work DPNs you totally can.

congrats on your apartment!

mel said...

Congrats to you and Rich! I'm sure you guys are going to enjoy the extra space. :) Can't wait to come down and see the new place!

Catherine_G said...

Hooray for you and your new apartment! That's excellent news. I too can't wait to see it! Alas, you will no longer be near Rita Flora, site of yummy brunches and Random Celebrity Duo Sightings (Kid from Kid 'n Play + 90210 Dad, anyone?). Oh, well.

Allison said...

Congrats on the new apartment! Hope to see you at SNB next week (finally!)

teresa said...

Congratulations on the apartment and the DPNs! Are socks in your future now? :)

Gwen said...

Congratulations!! I guess the good vibe corner just took its time to work. :) And I am sooo jealous of your w/d hookups!