25 October 2007

The Cliffs of Insanity!

I only have ten yards of yarn left for the Slouchy Cardi after casting off the hood. I am nuts. And I still have to seam it up. But I have laceweight (2/8) in the same yarn and colorway, so I can use that for seaming. For those playing along at home, this is 4/8 Jaggerspun Zephyr ("DK" weight according to those good people, more like Light Worsted to my mind). I am thrilled to have completed miles and miles of stockinette because I know (if it fits) that this will be one of those go-to sweaters in my wardrobe. That's the thing, isn't it. We moan about miles of stockinette, but it makes for eminently wearable sweaters.

So, what's next for Purly? I'm glad you asked.

For the needles I'm not quite sure, though I've got a ton of stuff queued up on Ravelry and other ideas in my head.

For real life, we have a real move.

Yes, Isobel and I are moving to Manhattan on 1 November. Which means that the post should be titled "The Skyscrapers of Insanity", no? And it also means that I am leaving the Suburbs of Insanity. Not really, but really. I love my family and friends here in the Midwest, but I've become an East Coast girl and long to get back. Watching the Red Sox kick tuchus is not the same here, you know?

And Riley is going to come live with us, too, as I told Bridget the other day (her Garden Kitty looks a lot like Riley-kins). Spenser has gone back to live with his breeder until she can find him a new home, which is for the best. Now, if we could just find someone to buy the house and get my soon-to-be-ex-husband to get his act together enough to participate in divorce proceedings, we'd be all set. Until then my darling Intended and I will have to wait to make things official.

But it's all for real. Someone pinch me. Yet if I wake up I might have to deal with R.O.U.S.es. Eep. They probably have those in New York.

And, no, I haven't seen The Princess Bride lately. Maybe I should.


  1. ! ! ! i'm so excited for you, and so happy to hear things are going so well. there has been talk amongst some former work-knitters of making an excursion to nyc for some yarn-squeezing, so maybe we'll see you there :)

  2. This just makes me so happy!

    (And don't forget, you have an open invite to visit Philadelphia ...)

  3. We're in Brooklyn, and there is a small knitting group that gets together twice a month. Wanna join?

    Good luck with the move!

  4. Wow, that's soon. Good luck with it all!

    --AlisonH at spindyeknit.com

  5. Well. Excuse me for saying, Miss Purly, BUT. :)
    If you are moving to Manhatten, you are treading in enemy territory re: the Red Sox. I mean, it's okay to LIVE there but for heavens sake, don't switch sides!!!
    I am thrilled that you are following your happiness around. I'm mourning just a little because you won't be at knit night anymore.

  6. Hooray! I'm so happy for you that things are going so well!

  7. Why didn't you come see us??? We miss you!!! you, like, get a guy and then you desert us???
    We went to Bethany and Deb's wedding last night, Tink and Wink... and Bethany wore the gorgeous Euroflax Ukraine sweater from Natural Knitter. We will post it on the blog...

  8. Just checking in to see how everything is. How was the move? Are you getting settled? Post soon!


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