Monday, January 19, 2009

The Yarn is Packed

One of the frustrating periods when moving house is that time when everything is about to be packed or just packed or in transit so that you can't get your hands on anything. I thought it was clever to fill up the tops of book boxes with fiber and yarn – good use of space without making the box too heavy. But then along came a stunning sock pattern that I would have loved to cast on at once. Ack! No yarn. It's all packed.


Of course I could always purchase more yarn. My new place is a short WALK from a huge and utterly delightful yarn shop. I strolled over there the day after receiving the keys to the apartment (priorities, you know) and walked right into a Habu Textiles trunk show. Although I had my camera along, I was too overwhelmed to use it. Lots of oooh's and aaaah's, but no pictures.


Moving is a pain, and leaving the island will be a bit painful too, but it's time to return to civilization. I will be just as close to the ocean as before (those tall white things in the pic above are the masts of sailboats in the marina), but facing west instead of east. And in the interim I will probably not be a terribly good citizen of blogland. My new, but thankfully temporary, hobby involves packing boxes, transporting boxes to the barge, arranging transport of boxes across the water on the barge, picking up boxes from the barge, and unpacking boxes. With just an occasional foray into the purchase of new items for the new residence. Normal life should resume in a few weeks.

14 comments:

beverlyanne said...

Best of luck with the move. Change is good.

Little Knitter Gem said...

Good luck with your move - I hope it ends up being relatively stress-free. The last time we moved it was with a six week old baby in tow. THAT was hard!! lol :)

Gemma x x

SNOWBIRD said...

Lot's of luck on your move! Easy does it with all of the boxes. I don't know about you, but I hate unpacking boxes. Look forward to pics of your new surroundings!

Delighted Hands said...

Moving-wow-change is always a strain but if it means you are within walking distance to a yarn shop it can't be all bad!!! Hope you are settled and knitting soon!

Luni said...

I've packed and moved a lot in my life, but I've never done it by barge. You've got one on me! :)
I hope you and your yarn weather the voyage well.

Knitting Linguist said...

Good luck! Moving is a nightmare, but it always feels good when it's over with :) It occurs to me that you might deserve a skein of new yarn, to counteract all those boxes and barges...

Linda said...

Hey, wait a minute. Any chance that those "tall white things" are in Alamitos Bay? That sure looks familiar.

Kath said...

Soooo...what was the sock pattern that called out to you?

bspinner said...

Good luck on your new home. A large yarn shop near by can't get any better than that.

Marjorie said...

But just think how delightful unpacking will be when you come upon those yarn skeins as if they're brand new presents.

Good luck in your new home.

Sheila said...

Good luck with your move. I had my stash nicely tucked away until I had to move 3 years ago. Then DH saw the size of the stash and just shook his head! See you in a couple weeks.

Sharon said...

Okay, no sympathy from me. You get to be just as close to the coast as before. How much better can it get? I mean, if the island is number 1, then for number 2 - how much better can it get? All shall be revealed, right??????

Lucia said...

A belated welcome to your new place! (clink) I would love to live within walking distance of a yarn shop. At least I think I would. It might cut into the food budget at some point.

~ Phyllis ~ said...

Sounds like your new home is very nice. Near the ocean and yarn shop. What more could you ask for?