But I've been thinking a lot about knitting. Mostly because I have a design I'm working on and I want to be thinking about it less and knitting it more. I can't say much about it except that it's red and I'm having fun with it.
What I have been doing is haunting IKEA buying stuff for the house and planning other stuff to buy for the house. I love IKEA--I'm not much of a decorator, and I like that they do all the work for me. And the price fits my budget and all their little organize-y things fit my style. I found a bunch of cute extras for the kids' rooms (which will make their blog debut really soon), some window coverings for our room and some much needed storage for the bathroom (no linen closet in this house poses problems). Now I need to get on the dust mask and start sanding that room so we can paint it, but it's a messy job (we had major wall repairs to do) and I'm procrastinating.
And we're getting all DIY here--I've been fixing appliances. Under Craig's tutelage (and I say this lightly since he just dove in and tried to figure stuff out, he's no appliance pro) I've learned about rudimentary washer and dryer repair, and even helped fix our ailing dishwasher, which now actually cleans the dishes again HOORAY (I hate washing dishes).
I've also been hanging doors (learned about hinges and door knobs), hanging window treatments, using drills and levels and all manner of tools and unpacking boxes. The house is starting to feel livable even though we have lots still to do. Hopefully I'll be back in full knitting/blogging mode soon. I'm having fun with all the new-house stuff, but it's also a tad stressful and can take over all of one's life. It would be better if I didn't need to have it all done right now. But I'm not like that I guess.