Friday, June 16, 2006

Guess What?

I've been knitting!! Yay! Do you remember this:

This was the beginnings of a rabbit I was making for my niece. Special, huh? Anyhow, I got the pattern from one of the best knitting books ever, "Last Minute Knitted Gifts."

To the left, you will see a bunch of parts. With some artful rearranging, we see that these parts finally equal a whole...a whole bunny rabbit.

I've been very busy, though, and decided it wasn't enough just to have all the bunny parts finished. I wanted to finally finish this rabbit. So, while I was watching "The Skeleton Key" on HBO last night, I stitched his little parts together and gave him a face. (I think he's handsome.) My only complaint about the pattern, though, is that the ears and the arms were a little difficult to sew to the body. The instructions just said to sew like it is in the picture. I ended up having messy arm and ear joints. I think the arms should have been added during knitting, just as if they were fingers on a glove. The ears, I decided, are too wide at the base, which is what makes them difficult to sew to the head. I would have made them a little more narrow.

But, I digress--presenting...the Bunny!

I wrapped a ribbon around his neck because I think he looks naked. Maybe I'll knit him a little jacket...or maybe not. So? Cute?

Knitting talk aside, I have some information to report. First of all, I quit my job. That's why I had time to finish the bunny. I freaked out last weekend and just had to get out of there. I didn't want to quit that way. There is no honor in walking off the job, but if I would've stayed, I would've hurt business. That's all behind me, though. We (my husband and I) are getting this house ready to put on the market, then good bye Maryland! I can't wait to move. I just want to simplify. I just have the uncontrollable urge to throw everything away and start over. I guess that's kinda what I did with my job. I feel happy for the first time in a long time. I have something to look forward to!

So, as I said, we are fixing up the house. We've gotten pretty far, which means we will be able to put the house on the market soon. We just have a lot of painting to do. That, and I have become a mad woman, throwing everything away. If it serves no immediate purpose, it is either getting donated, or getting canned. Simplify. That's my new word. You can not imagine the amount of junk we've accumulated in just a five short years. Terrible. I am so ashamed of myself! :-p

As for the boys, they are doing great. I had to take them out of daycare when I quit, which made me feel bad. They've grown attached to Kish (their provider), and she has fallen in love with them. I felt as if I were breaking up with her when I told her I had to take them out of daycare. I felt so bad! I don't know. Maybe I'm assuming she loves them as much as I do.

Well, that's all I have for now. It's going to be a great day.


Jenn said...

Super cute bunny!

Where are you guys moving to? Once you get used to the change, I'm sure you will love not working. :)

Christina said...

We're moving to North Carolina.

I'm already loving not working! You wouldn't believe the amount of laundry I've gotten done in the last few days! ;)

Tara said...

Oo! I have been contemplating a move to North Carolina, especially since visiting the lowcountry. I really need to start migrating south. The few places that I have been to in North Carolina have all been just wonderful.

As for Hampton Roads, I totally hate it. Since moving here 5 years ago, my only goal has been to move away. Langley has a fab PX, but you can keep Hamtpon and Newport News. I don't go to the peninsula if I can help it. The only time I will willingly venture to that side is if we are going to Williamsburg or something.

I actually worked in MacArthur mall for about 2 years! Do you believe that the employees have to pay to park? It has gone downhill in some respects and up in others. Give me Nordstroms and a mojito at Kincaids and I am in heaven.

And the needle roll? It didn't matter too much that the pattern wasn't clear. It gives it some flexibility. The second time will be much easier for me. It was only a little confusing because I was a sewing virgin, but I figured it out.

It's nice to actually have some time to knit--you're bunny is so cute!
Good luck on your move! Packing is a bear. It is always kinda fun to rediscover things you forgot about though!

Christina said...

I lived there when the MacArthur Mall was built. My friends and I were soooo excited! I remember eating and Johnny Rockets the first time I went and LOVED the kitch of it!

Yeah, Hampton Roads is pretty bad. I had a lot of fun there, though. Lots of partying! ;-) It's also where I met my husband!

Jenn said...

Good luck with the packing and move. Only part of North Carolina I've been to is the route from Fort Eustis in VA down to Ft Bragg in Fayetteville to visit one of the BF-at-the-time's friends. Once I got used to the humidity it wasn't bad. I'm spoiled being born and raised in CA... Definitely a different vibe out there, but it was fun.

Christina said...

My best friend lives in Fayetteville!