Anyone else tired of depressed and unsettled Erin, girl who moved to a new state and stayed homeless and stashless for one WHOLE month? Me too. She was kind of a downer.
Well, that girl is no longer because as of now, I have a place to live. As of tomorrow, I get my stuff back. Life is good. Thanks for all your well wishes and for putting up with my month of struggle. I really have no idea why it was so hard for me, but I feel good about where I have landed. I officially have a Denver address. Yea!
It is interesting but as soon as I got the call telling me the place was mine it was like a huge weight was physically lifted off my shoulders. I felt it leave. Not that I don’t have a LOT of work ahead. Moving into a new place requires unpacking and shopping and cleaning but I feel like this work will be nothing compared to the hunting and unknown of being in limbo.
I feel like I have all the time in the world now which is silly since I have a ton going on this month. New job is busy, unpacking, sister getting married in two and a half weeks, etc. And yet, I still am contemplating taking on one more thing because, well, I am crazy. As soon as I read about the Tour de France Knitalong on Jacqueline’s blog I have been mulling over the idea of joining. I mean really, what could be more fun? Who doesn’t love a good theme?!?? Do I follow cycling…not so much, no. My good buddy Max is REALLY into it though so it is not like I am completely ignorant. Plus, it is in France and it features men with really great (albeit shaved) legs–what could be bad?
The basic premise is that you have to choose a French or cycling inspired knit and knit it over the course of the Tour. There are different groups to “compete in” depending on what kind of goal you are going for. If you know me at all, you would know I am interested in the sprinter group–the ones that want to finish over the course of the tour.
So I am not saying I am going to join. I have a couple more days to decide. But I have given some thought to some appropriate projects. I thought it might be fun if you all would give me your opinion on the matter. Here are the projects I am thinking about with my “french connection” justification and then if you wouldn’t mind, give me your opinion in the poll at the bottom of my post. Sounds fun right?
Cherry by Anna Bell — Definitely a top I could see myself wearing while eating a baguette and reading a book at a cafe in Paris.
Swiss Cheese Scarf by Winnie Shih — Hello…CHEESE?!?? What could be more French?
Flower Basket Shawl by Evelyn A. Clark — France has lots of flowers.
Ene’s Scarf by Nancy Bush — Ene sounds kind of French to me. Plus it is pretty and France is really really pretty.
Okay, now vote. Please.
The following 27 comments were originally left at blogspirit:
Yay! I am so glad my Eres-Bears is getting settled. Must plan next trip now.
I think that Cherry would be fabulous on you. Plus, I have my eye on it, so it must be great.
Congrats on finding a place – it is always nice to feel settled once again. 🙂
Each of the patterns looks great – I say go for Swiss Cheese, it looks like it is “mindless” enough to be knit on when you need a break from unpacking, etc. 🙂
Welcome to Denver! Once you’re settled, you’ll have to come out for a knit night. The Downtown Denver SnB has a strong following. They (we) like to visit several locations including local yarn shops and coffee shops or bars.
i like Cherry – check out the blog tentenknits, she’s doing one that looks great. So glad you are finally settled.
So glad that you found a place finally, hope the move goes smoothly…and I am doing the Canal du Midi socks for the TdFkal, hopefully they won’t be too tricky!
Congratulations on you new non-homelessness! I know that weight-lifting feeling and it is great.
Cherry will look fabulous on you. But Ene is a close second for me, as I have a huge love for bird’s eye lace.
Ahh yes, that feeling of limbo. It is a very familiar one. Glad the weight has finally been lifted from your shoulders!
As for the knitting. i voted for flower basket shawl, but i also really like cherry and i think it would be fabulous summer knitting. I definitely think you could do it- you’ve had plenty of training! :0)
Great news on getting settled.
Yay for being settled! Double yay for getting your stuff!
Fantastic! Enjoy your new place!
Re: the stag bag, am thinking you’re right and I should just get the alpaca blend yarn…I love knitting with alpaca. I am looking forward to seeing how yours comes out!
Yay!! You’re now really ready for it all to begin! You and Cherry were made for each other…just sayin;-)
Yay! I’m glad you’re no longer homeless! Glad things are settling down for you. I voted and I can totally see you rockin’ Cherry!
you do realise that i am taking this post as a definite committment to join!
i have even alerted the KAL organisers on your behalf 😉
Congratulations! I’m happy to say, commence with the dishrags!
I have to agree with Margene: you and Cherry were made for each other! 🙂
Congrats on the new place!
So glad to hear that you now have a home! I’m thinking Cherry would be well suited for you.
glad you found a home. happy settling in!
I feel so much better now that you have a place. I don’t envy you the challenge of getting a place together ~I have been in mine for a month now and am only starting to make a dent in it.
cherry all the way~ 🙂
hope you are getting settled!
So glad you are thinking of joining us! I vote Cherry, but whatever project is going to give you peace in the midst of setting up house is the one to choose. 🙂 Congratulations and I’m looking forward to hearing all about your setting up home!! I’m about to go through this too so I would appreciate your advice re: unpacking and cleaning. 🙂
Congratulations on finding a place to live! My DH and I went through a similar thing 7 years ago. Once we had a place, everything else was easy.
I think Cherry is really pretty, so I voted for it.
I voted for the Swiss Cheese because it is SO much closer to something french than the cherry thing – but it looks like I’m being outvoted.
Glad you found a place – have room for visitors?
Swiss Cheese Scarf!
Congrats on soon being reunited with your stash! I am also separated from mine, but have been rebuilding a small “mini-moving stash” for this transitional moving time.
You’re going to feel so good when everything is in it’s place and you can sit on the couch and knit!
OK. Not that you need more temptation… but as soon as you said “French” and “bicycle” I immediately thought of a few more ideas for you from Knitty: Chapeau Marnier (Summer 07), Ribena (Spring 07), and Eiffel (Winter 06).
So happy you found a place to settle down… Can’t wait to hear all about it.
Miss your face!
Congrats on your new home!
Erin, I just read your blog. Sounds like you’re doing good.
What could be more French then the Swiss Cheese Scarf? How about a scarf that doesn’t have the name of a country besides France in it.
P.S. FranklinCovey misses you.