Ravelry invitation!

I’m so excited–I got my invitation to Ravelry this morning! They are really working quickly through the waiting list. Just last week, there were 400+ people ahead of me, so they’re getting people signed up fast.

Now, to find time to get going!

Life here is getting busier, but it’s all seeming to fall into place. We had an offer on the house yesterday! Finally, after all this waiting!! I knew it would happen, but these kind of things always seem so impossible until they happen. I love this house–I have always loved this house–so it’s not a crazy idea to think that someone else would love it, too. But until that actually happened…

I’ve been hearing such pessimistic news about the housing market here in Boston–prices plummeting, house sales down, qualified buyers evaporating. How different it all is from the time I bought this place! Back then, in the balmy pre-9/11 days, buyers were fighting for property in Boston. Houses went on the market on a Friday and were sold–with multiple offers–by Monday. People were even skipping inspections in order to get an edge over other buyers. It was so competitive.

Fast forward seven years, and it’s a very different landscape. Houses are sitting on the market for weeks and months. I’ve known people to give up and take their houses off the market because they aren’t selling. And I’ve had a well-meaning co-worker asking me all too frequently if the house has sold yet, and I’ve had to tell her again and again and again that no it hadn’t, and no we had no offers.

But that’s all changed now! Hurrah!! Now, to get on with LIFE!

I’m in the middle of two projects–the first is the famous French Market bag. The knitting is complete, but I haven’t felted it yet. (Does anyone but me have a problem with the usage of “felting” versus “fulling”? What everyone calls felting is actually fulling, and there seems to be no correcting it. Grrrrr….)

My next project is one I started planning back in a former life (or so it seems), long before we began considering our move to the Finger Lakes. Last summer, we’d been there on a visit, and I stopped into what was then a brand-new LYS, Finger Lake Fibers. How friendly they all were! What a great shop! I was ready to plan a new tam (I love tams!), and I bought two skeins of a lovely local yarn from Carole and Mark Harth’s Bear Farm in nearby Burdett. Lovely natural shades of Oatmeal and Dark Sheep’s Grey. I also picked up a skein of Elsebeth Lavold’s Silky Wool in a rich brick red for an accent color. Now I’ve been sketching and planning a tam of my own design. More to come!


3 Responses to “Ravelry invitation!”

  1. Knitting Linguist Says:

    Congratulations on the home offer! What a relief 🙂 Also, welcome to Ravelry — talk about a place that can eat up many happy hours… I keep telling myself that it’s worth it because it keeps everything so organized, but I know that’s just an excuse. I do it cause it’s fun!

  2. Congrats on the house deal! That must be quite a relief. Your new project looks like a lot of fun. And enjoy ravelry!

  3. Fiberjoy Says:

    Can’t wait to see your tam design. Ravelry…I signed up several weeks ago (if I remember right) but am having second thoughts.

    Hooray on the house sale!

    Fulling, yes, as it should be stated but it’s an uphill battle.
    Will you be embellishing your market bag?

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