mittens of change
The first mitten is so close to being done. I just need to finish up the fiddly top, and add a thumb. I'm very happy with the size - big enough to be a proper mitten (mittens should have some wiggle room), but not as huge as the Nordic Mittens I knit last year. I think my row gauge is a bit tight, which is fine, as I have small hands. Last I checked, though, my stitch gauge was spot-on.
By the time I finish the mittens, I may be photographing them on a different background than that familiar living room carpet. We've decided to move, and managed to find a great apartment on our first day of trying, with the first number we called. We're signing a lease this week, and moving mid-month. We're staying in Keene, though, so it won't be a huge change. Just a pretty big one. But if I disappear for a little while, I haven't abandoned the blog. It just means "fun" with transferring DSL to our new address, and/or me not having time for knitting while packing and unpacking boxes.
Of course, this means no more iron donkey, and no more cherries. And most painful of all, no more wood stove. But in addition to all the non-knitting-related benefits of moving, I'll also get a chance to explore new photography options in our new place. (I feel like I've exhausted the current house in terms of that.) And the new apartment seems like it will be nice and bright, which is good both for knitting and taking pictures of knitting. I also look forward to skating on a nearby pond in the winter, wearing lots of hand-knitted garments. One of the great side-effects of this whole blogging thing is that I now have all these photos of our soon-to-be-old house, which I'm sure I wouldn't have had if I hadn't been blogging. Yeah, there are knitted things in the foreground of those photos. But it's nice to have that record of this year and a half of our lives in this house, even if it is full of wool. Too much wool in your photos can't be a bad thing, can it?