The Apartment (And A Little Bit Of Knitting)
Let us start with the outside of the apartment:
We're that door on the bottom right of the screen. It's an odd setup. As you can see, we're sunken in (tornadorific?) but if you go to the back patio--we're level with the ground again.
Now, imagine The Mad Scientist and I maneuvering large furniture down these twisty things!
Did I mention it was in the 90's that day?
I took Chunky aside before we cracked open the back of the truck and told him that any words he heard coming out of mommy and daddy's mouths as we were moving were not to be repeated!!!
Just a quick note about these stairs. They stink. Why do they stink? Our neighbors have dogs. Large dogs. At least two. They scream at them to stop barking every time me and Chunky are coming inside. Thank god they only have dogs and not kids. What pisses me off about these people is that they let their dogs crap under the stairs. Ok, sure no one walks there, but when there's doggie poo baking in the hot afternoon sun, every time I come home or go outside my front door I'm met with that splendiferous odor. One time I even had the pleasure of opening my kitchen blinds to find them allowing their dog to pop a squat right under my kitchen window. Delicious. If they owned a house and let their dog shit willy nilly all over the yard, that's fine. But people need to grasp the concept of communal property and pick up their shit. I'm tossing around the idea of dumping Squeaky and Springs's litterbox under the steps if they really start to piss me off. I love being a passive agressive bitch!
Moving on...here's our living room:
The dining room/kitchen:
And yes, I'm aware I can't hang a straight picture!
Complete with Chunky!
And finally the bathroom:
One thing I love about this new bathroom is that there's room under the sink to stick the catbox. See that green thingy off to the bottom left? That's actually a a pair of bamboo placemats I bought at Wally's World for $2/ea, glued together and velcroed onto the cabinet lip. It creates a little "door" to the catboxes, gives them a little privacy to attain that "faraway stare" that they get when they go, and I don't have to look at kitty poo.
Wait! I forgot the "backyard"!
Yup, complete with deer and tennis court (another place people take their dogs to shit actually). The deer blew my mind--we're in San Antonio--it's pretty metropolitan. The Mad Scientist actually spotted him first the first week we were here, but Chunky and me nearly run her over in the parking lot a few nights ago.
Notice I didn't show you a picture of my washer/dryer hookups like I mentioned would be in this apartment. Apparently this place doesn't believe in correct advertising on the web. I think I've ranted enough on this post so I won't get into it. I'm just glad I didn't have access to my own washer/dryer before living here and had to go BACK to communal stranger pubic hair mixing in washers and dryers.
You'll also note I didn't show you our bedroom. Right now it's just a room. No bed. I left the 30+ year old bed The Mad Scientist and I had up in Lansing with him. He'll toss it when he finally gets his butt down here. We ordered a new bed on Thursday July 6. It won't be here until July 29. So I'm sleeping on the sofa. Yeah, that doesn't suck immensely.
Ok, onto some knitting!!!
I've made some progress on Soleil, but I've reached the point where you start dividing it and working in the straight for the arm and neckhole and I'm not really "getting" the instructions. So here she sits all lumpy and ugly:
Before we left MI I started the Saturday Market Bag from the June edition of Magknits. Meh, I wasn't impressed. I did the however many repeats of the pattern it said to do, but it still turned out too small. Of course I also decided to double the amount of repeats for one panel so I could merely fold the bag over and instead of seaming 3 sides I only had to seam 2. It holds Chunky's nap blankie for preschool just fine though, so it serves a purpose. And yes, crummy picture I know!
Another thing I did before I left MI was I bought 10 skeins of handspun lace weight tussah silk online. Gack. What a nightmare! A.) it's an ugly brown-twine color B.) it sort of feels like twine and C.) it's a bitch to ball up. The stuff sticks to itself (and any hangnails/dry skin you might have on your hands) I actually only have 8 skeins and this ball left. I tried to ball the first skein and had to toss it because it became too tangled. Yuck. What a mess. I don't know what I'm going to do with this crap:
It's not that purple in real life--the lawnchair gave it that cast.
And finally! I'm working on my Bitchin' Mittens submission. I will only give you a blurry snippet of them sofar.
They're nothing fancy, but they're centered around a theme. I'm using the yarn my first CASP Sherry gave me from a thrift store sweater she frogged (and I koolaid dyed).
That's all for now! Thanks Rain for those links to office openable programs. One of them wasn't compatible (I've got Windows 98 on this fossil) so I'm going to check out the other. And Sarah--I'm still mulling what to do with the llama. Right now I've only taken it out to pet lovingly and smell (is that weird??). I've got to find the perfect project for it!