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by Nanc filed under knitting on October 13, 2006 02:53 PM

There is a lot of schtufph (I can never just say "stuff", sorry but I find it more amusing this way) going on here. My weekends and nights are starting to fill up with plans and projects quicker than I can shake a niddy-noddy at. (Just 'cause I like saying that, too.)

I'm sure that we will share more information as it becomes not so terrifying and gob-smacking and in the 'read more' section I talk about all the knit-related schtufph going on, but real quick-like I wanted to let y'all know that we, the Bonez and myself (plus cats), have bought a house. (Not that the cats were involved in the house-hunting, decision making, or funding, but - you know.) Crazy, no?!

Anyhoo, continue on for knit schtufph.

There are tons of A-Longs and good causes to be knitting for right now. Heck, many of them cross lines and will become blended 'A-Longs for a Good Cause' events, at least for me. But for all good plans and wanna-knits that I am inundated with, packing and paperwork are taking a front seat in my life. I will try not to cry too hard about my lessened knitting time and my soon-to-be list of injuries like tape-gun elbow and cardboard cuts.

In the forefront of this list are three events that not-even-a-looming-move-deadline can keep me from: Stalker Angie's Knitters Meet Up, Kid N' Ewe, and SOCKtoBEERfest. I'll save the discussions about the A-Longs and the charity knitting for another post. (Because this was starting to get l o n g!) Still interested?

  • Stalker Angie's Stalk the Knitters Stalkathon... or something like that. You can read more about it on Stalker Angie's blog, but basically she's gathering the knitting forces together in Austin for a knitbloggers KIP (knitting in public). It's this Saturday, Oct. 14, and C. and I are heading out of Dallas at 6 a.m., stopping for kolaches at the Czech Stop, and then meeting up with Pla at Hill Country Weavers. At 11 a.m., we'll meet up with Stalker Angie and the other stalkers. There is also the Austin Knit Out and Austin Knitters Meet Up going on. (Wowza!) I hope to see some of y'all there!
  • Kid 'N Ewe and Llamas, too fiber event. This is November 10-12 in Boerne, TX. (Yeah, I don't know where it is either, but I'll find out.) There are knit bloggers attending, and some industrious (and geeky, but we like that) knitter put together a wiki for it, ta' boot.
  • This next item is time-critical - a SSSS with some of my knitgrrls. It's a Second Sock Syndrome Swap, and I'm knitting my secret pal a single sock. (This is one of those times that I am thankful for not having a lisp.) I have recently run into a problem on my sock (toe-up, and I just passed the heel) and have started it over again (cuff-down this time). And I must finish it before Oct. 28. Why? 'Cause that's our SOCKtoBEERfest swap party! A hefty combination of SSSSsockswap + C.'s beirgarten + pumpkin carving + beer tasting + Halloween fun = ghoulishly good times!

Other dates to keep aware of are our closing date (Oct. 17... yep, Tuesday. Eep!), moving day (looking at the first weekend in Nov), turkey day (going up to visit family up in cold, snowy places), and all the time from here till then working on home projects. (OMG - our "home" projects, not just some apartment or rental place. Le sigh)

Hope to see y'all around and knittin'!

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Posted by: Angi on October 14, 2006 01:40 PM

Wow. You have so much going on. Plus the house! I wish you guys all the luck in the world. And I'm sure I will absolutely love my sock.
BTW - the 'EEP!' factor about the house will go away in, oh, about... hmmm.
To tell the truth, mine really hasn't gone away yet. Congratulations on the house! Hope you had fun in Austin!

Posted by: Jen da Purse Ho on October 15, 2006 01:05 AM

girlfriend...you have too much going on. hahaah. esp w/ the move and everything. i'll help out as much as i can if you need me to :)

Posted by: Charisse on October 16, 2006 10:37 AM

Hey Nanc,
Just droping by to say hello, Thanks for the comment.
And also the bag pattern was in the first SnB book. The marsupial bag, And I used Lambs Pride. Are you going to Rhienback Sheep fest? I might be going not sure yet.

Posted by: Jennifer on October 16, 2006 10:48 AM

Yeay! Congrats on the house!! I do not know how you're managing all this! I so hope to make it to Kid 'n Ewe.

Posted by: Kathy on October 16, 2006 12:01 PM

Wow - welcome to the topsy-turvy world of home-ownership!

It's all kinda crazy-making, so you may well want to reserve plenty of knitting time, for sanity's sake.

Posted by: P-la on October 17, 2006 07:04 AM

It's all crazy, but it's all good, ya know? Don't stress about the sock, I'll let you be late with mine! If ya need anything, my services are available...heh-heh

Posted by: Jody on October 18, 2006 02:20 PM

CONGRADULATIONS a whole house WOW! Good luck with everything!

Posted by: Tammy and David on October 18, 2006 08:08 PM

Congratulations on the house! I am sure that you will enjoy it. Ironically, we moved into our house three years ago the 17th, guess that must be a lucky date for this family!!

Posted by: Michelle on October 20, 2006 08:29 AM

Woo hoo! This has nothing to do with your post, but I just looked out the window an noticed that our neighbor hung her hubby's pants (like 10 pair) on the line to dry and it just started raining.

Posted by: mk on October 20, 2006 08:50 AM

Congrats to the new homeowners!


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