A long holiday weekend approaches!
I should clarify one thing about yesterday's post. We won't lose our apartment with the sale of Stuyvesant Town, but the chances of affording a two-bedroom apartment in the complex are very slim. Market rents will likely be outside our budget or will closely approximate the cost of buying a co-op, in which case it will be time to start looking for a mortgage and another neighborhood instead of renting. It's all a big leap for two people who have never even owned a car before. And you can probably guess that the outlay for a two-bedroom apartment in New York is quite high, so it's a little daunting to take such a big leap. We're just sad that we'll need to leave. But enough whining. It's not like we're alone in this little adventure. I mean, Lola will be coming along too!
So here are a few more things that make be happy:
*Crocheted boxes. You can find the pattern in this book. And you can make them using kitchen string from the hardware store. I am doing everything in my power to refrain from starting this project. I really need to finish a bunch of languishing projects before starting anything new. (Anything in addition to the quilt(s) that I have just committed myself to making, of course.)
*And have you seen this necklace at Anthropologie? It's the Hemp Flowers Necklace taken directly from the 2005 issue of Interweave Crochet. I'm not quite sure how they got away with copying the pattern exactly, but it's just one more project I've been trying desperately not to start. Purl has the magazine and the yarn, but be sure to leave a copy for me, please. I mean, how much willpower can a girl have?
*Watching Little eat sushi. Who woulda thunk she would like it so much? When we went out for sushi tonight, we ordered her a few of the more tame (and cooked) things from the menu that we thought she would like. But she leaned over the table and started pointing to the pieces of raw fish that she wanted to try, and we weren't able to keep up with her little open birdie mouth. She wanted to try each different kind of fish. She finally reached across, grabbed herself a large piece of eel, and ate almost the entire piece. Our jaws really dropped when she went for seconds on the flying fish roe as well.
*Hustle, a BBC television series that's been showing on AMC here in the states. It's smart, exciting, and totally worth staying up late to watch.
*Reading this book to the kiddo. The illustrations are about as cute as can be, and it's fun to make the animal sounds as the cow, dog, cat and duck take turns trying to comfort the Boo-Hoo Baby.
Have a terrific holiday weekend!