Sunday, November 04, 2007

Musical Beds – they’ve been moving around here a lot!

Last spring I bought a used queen bed for the guest room and put the two twin beds into one daughters old room. Then I painted the guest room and fell in love with the color. Since this room is at the front of the house – I decided to move into it to help consolidate the living area since I’d be the only one here most of the time. Daughter decided to move home again – with her own bed – so took my old full size bed and donated it to a deserving young man who needed it. Twins went into my old room, Molly’s bed into her old room and I tried out the used queen. Hated it – very uncomfortable. Sold used queen for same price I bought it for – no loss. So bought a new good bed for me – I deserved it! Pillow top – comfy to lie on – but way too soft for sleeping. Luckily it had a 100 night guarantee. In the mean time Molly moved out – taking her bed, leaving an empty room again. Got my bed exchanged – so far so good. Now again I’m having to find a good bargain on a used bed. I need some extra beds for family gatherings and since they will all be here for Christmas – I decided this was cheaper than two nights in a hotel – well almost! By the time I get all the extra stuff for another queen size bed – mattress cover, skirt, sheets, blanket….omg what did I get myself into! But at least everyone will have a bed – I’ll be on the futon – but it works!
Good thing as College Girl is bringing 3 friends home next weekend – two of them guys – good thing I kept the twin beds! Local High School football is headed for the State Championships and her boyfriend is playing – and her friends from college are interested in a home cooked meal – that I can do!! It will be fun to have some activity around here that not work related! I have been busy working and getting lots of compliments on the presentations I’ve created. Yea me! Went out to the site last week – they are starting the roads – it was a shock to see how big the property looked now that you can see where the lots will be going. It was a beautiful fall day and wonderful to be outside.
I have had a lot of knitting time too – I ripped out lots of the Baby Norgi – I didn’t like the tension carrying the yarn – looks much better now. I’ve decided that I am NOT NOT NOT going to start anything else until I have at least two of my projects (Celtic Cardigan, Forest Canopy Shawl, Baby Norgi, Clapotis) finished. I realized that I have not been very productive this year (even though I consider myself a process knitter). I think I get so distracted by all these projects sitting around that I don’t finish things and then I don’t have them to enjoy – so I’m done! I am also not knitting any Christmas gifts – I just started thinking about it too late this year. Naturally I found a few things I’d like to do in the latest Interweave Knits – a sweater for College Girl, a felted bag for me (I’ve got to do this!), a vest for Molly….plus I’ve got way too much sock yarn stash of course.
Please remind me of this when I write about my next project – My eyes are bigger than my needles it seems!


Rhonda the Stitchingnut said...

Aaahhhh, I think it's called "Startitotis". I have at least 5 projects on the needles right now and I THINK I'll have some scarves done for Christmas. Sock earrings also. It might be a pipe dream tho. You seem to be a lot more practical than I am. I should have suck by "no knitted gifts this year."

Pat K said...

Ah, yes, the bed wars. We have them here also when the gang comes home. Who gets real beds, who gets the sleeper, who gets couches. No one gets my bed except me. And if it gets that bad, we set up the camper. And that sleeps eight or nine if they're small enough. Or desperate enough. Have fun!

Roxie said...

The baby Norgi is gorgeous. And as for the bed wars, when I was in college, a space on the carpet and a blanket was adequate. This younger generation is getting soft!