Schedule Movers. Check.
Book flights. Check.
Needle the customs office at Dulles about transporting pets. Check.
Throw out miscellaneous junk in the bathroom. Check.
Organize yoga teaching gigs for Fall session. Check.
Organize freelance Web work so we can afford DC-area rent. Check.
Photograph electrical appliances that we can't use in the US. Check
Post classified ad for TV. Check.
As you can see, I've been a busy little beaver this week organizing our little hovel to get ready for the move. We touch down in Dulles on September 18. And I'll tell you this much, I'll be hitting the ground running.
You can probably guess that I haven't been knitting too much this week. In fact, I didn't tell you that we snuck off to the South of England last weekend to visit some friends one last time. Late night marathons of Monopoly (I won, yeah!) and Canasta (Team Ginger Hair spanked The Brunettes, yeah!) kept me from knitting there as well.
I've managed an additional inch or two on my step-mother-in-law's socks while catching up on the Daily Show, but they look basically the same as the last time you saw them. I'm setting aside some time to work on the Ogee Skirt today because of all the things I really want to finish before I go, that's the one.
About Those Summer Plans
At the beginning of the Summer, Ali dangled great prizes in front of us so we'd organize our Summer Knitting Goals. I've actually done OK, considering that I added things to the list. But the adding of such things (I'm looking at you Jemima and Ogee, you scamps) means that the items I really should have finished got pushed to the side.
I won't make another such list for the Fall. I'd rather just knit what I feel like knitting when I feel like knitting. My life, especially the life I'll pick back up in DC, is pretty scheduled. I'd like to keep the knitting more freeform.
Let's take a look at how I'm doing. All is not lost on a couple of these projects, but yeah... you know.
- X Knit at least one pair of socks per month for Socktopia and Summer of Socks 2007. I didn't finish any socks in June, and copped out a bit in July. Yet, I did manage to complete a pair in August, so maybe that's not so bad after all.
Start and finish no-wool socks for my mom.Woohoo!
Finish B's flapjack socks before I go crazy or get repetitive stress syndrome.
- Finish B's sweater. The back is done! Woohoo! But there's no chance I'll finish this during what could technically be called "Summer."
- Finish Daisy Scarf . Daisy what?
Start Cabled V Neck Sweater.I swatched. I feel OK about this.
Knit and felt my first bag.
Find a project for the umpteen skeins of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino 501 that were a sweater.I chose Wicked, and I confirmed I have enough yarn.
Decide if I will actually knit the Hanami Stole for my mother-in-law or for my mom or both for Christmas.I'm not going to. I have something else in mind instead, and I have the yarn for it already.
- Make three peace cranes (one for me, two for friends). Now that we're moving in September, there's no chance these are going to happen.
- Make the Ogee Lace Skirt from Interweave Knits, Summer 2007 to wear over yoga pants. In progress... I really want to finish this before I go because I start teaching right away. No one needs to see my horribly out of shape lump of a rump in my yoga pants.
BTW, I took those photos last weekend near Poole, England. It was a bit strange to see a lamb so late in the season.