Mutter of Purl

My opinions (and I do have a lot of them) on knitting and sometimes other topics.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Ripplin' On Again

I got an apartment in Sherman Oaks. Much relief.

Now that the weather has cooled, I am making some progress on the Ripple Blanket (afghan is an inappropriate word for something that hangs over a Queen size bed by a foot on each side). The rows seem to take more time than I remember. Maybe is it just the thought of actually getting to the end of it sometime that makes it seem to linger longer. But I will persevere! I really want this finished before the cold sets in around December. I have other projects to make for the holidays. I want this finished before my oldest daughter comes to visit for Christmas.

Facing the inevitable of moving my yarn stash (yet again) I have vowed once more to knit from my stash. All those lovely yarn shops with their fabulous sales will have to tempt someone else. I have more than enough to keep me busy for an entire year!

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Saturday, October 06, 2007

I Need An Apartment/Condo/Guesthouse

Okay, it's been a long time since I posted anything. I have been stressing out about finding a place to live so there hasn't been much time for knitting or crocheting. Time to get serious and find a place to live so I can get back to the fun things in life.

I am looking for a 2 bedroom apt. in West L.A. Westwood, Palms, Santa Monica, Mar Vista, WeHo, etc. You get the picture. Here is the hard part. I have one cat and the rent has to be $1400 or less a month. Now, the only change to that would be a 1 bedroom apt., with a cat for $1000 or less. I like older buildings and don't want a gym or pool or sauna or any of that sort of stuff. Please e-mail me at mutterofpurl AT hotmail DOT com if you have knowledge of anything like this. I do not want to have to sign up for ANOTHER rental company (i.e Westside Rentals, CaRent, etc.) that take your money and leave you stranded with nothing.

Here is a photo of what I have been knitting. Swiffer covers. We all hate to throw out the disposable ones so I found this pattern on-line and have been making these small and quick projects, mostly to save what sanity I have left at the moment. The ends get tucked under and sewn down so you just slip the cover on your Swiffer and dust away. I bet they could even be used to damp-mop a floor. The yarn is Sugar 'n Cream and a Bernat Big Cotton something or other (I threw out the label).

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