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Monday, February 13, 2006

This and That

I have been miserable with a sinus infection and even after four days on antibiotics I'm not feeling great. But life goes on whether we feel like joining in or not. The Country Socks are finally finshed.

Pattern: Country Socks from Nancy Bush's book, Folk Socks.

Yarn: Brown Sheep Nature Spun Sport Weight in Natural (50 grams) and Grey Heather (100 grams)

Needles: US size 2 double points.

While I was waiting for the yarn I needed to finish them, I got started on the New England socks. I am almost at the toe of the first sock and just realized I've done it again. The not enough yarn thing. I bought two skeins of Koigu for these socks. I've used Koigu before for socks and it take two skeins for a pair of socks that fit me. This time I'm almost finished with the first skein and still have to finish about an inch of the foot and the toe. So NOW I check the pattern, and guess what, it calls for three skeins of Koigu, something I failed to notice before. So I'll head to the LYS after work and hope they have another skein. Sigh.

I decided to put the house on the market and see if it sells. The realtor is urging me to list it on March 1, so I am really pushing myself to get it ready. The sinus problem has interfered of course. There is a crew of men at my house as I type this, stripping wall paper, painting, recaulking the bathtubs and doing many small repairs. The dog is traumatized from the invasion of strangers and is pooping on the carpets from nerves. I have to clean out every closet, declutter, wash and iron all the curtains, shop to replace the really shabby ones, get a new bedspread, the list goes on, and on, and on. I'm getting heartburn.

Saturday I leave for a week's visit to my parents in Texas. This was planned before deciding to sell the house. I can't back out, the airline tickets are not refundable and I don't want to disappoint Mom and Dad. It may just be my inflated sense of self-worth, but I believe they are looking forward to my visit.

How the heck am I gonna to get it all done?


At 3:37 PM, Anonymous yarnmonkey(sockapalooza pal) said...

You can do it. Just take it one day at a time. Last year we moved from a three story house to a one story. So much stuff to go through uugghh. I am so much happier though. I know you will feel a great sense of accomplishment when all is said and done.

PS I hope you get feeling better soon.


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