Saturday, July 9, 2011

Plugging Away

I seem to be plugging away at a number of things recently: unpacking, working, finishing up my Breezy Cardigan.

We are making progress with the unpacking, but so far, the balcony/terrace/veranda/patio/whatever is the only place in the apartment that is not at all chaotic.

The view from the balcony. We have a cheery red patio umbrella! The tall buildings in the distance are at the intersection of Astoria Blvd and 21st St. for those who are interested in such things.
Bruce has done an amazing job of putting away and reorganizing our rather gargantuan collection of books. So yes, the books are mostly put away. For now.

There really isn't *that* much left to do, just finding places to put all of the stuff we have sitting around. It's not a huge job, just annoying. And tiresome.

Anyway, my new commute offers me exactly zero time for knitting, which is frustrating. Ok, that's more of an understatement. It is driving me absolutely freakin bananas.

However, I have managed to get the body of the Breezy Cardigan done:

Georgia also joined me on the balcony for the brief photo shoot, but she insisted on making weird faces the entire time. However, the light out there is gorgeous today:

You can just see my landlord's garden behind her. He's this lovely old Italian gentleman, who lives with his incredibly elderly mother. They grow grapes, figs and garlic in the back yard. His mama braids the garlic in the old school way, and gave us some when we moved in. YUM.


  1. I totally understand why you like being on the balcony, it's gorgeous. You got shade, you got look at a garden and you are still in a big city, you're lucky! The dress that Georgia wears is so cute.
    Good luck with the unpacking and finding knitting time!

  2. The cardigan is coming along nicely. Moving is always a lot of work. Good luck with the unpacking.

  3. Wow, it sounds like there's a little bit of Italy next door to you. What a lovely balcony.

    With moving, it's always the little things that get me down. There are so many things to pack/unpack!

  4. What a lovely balcony view. Your neighbor's garden sounds like something out of a children's story, I love that :)

  5. I hope you score more stuff from your landlord's garden!

  6. I'm feeling optimistic about your knitting. After all, I distinctly remember seeing you putting a few stitches on your sweater this morning!

  7. What a great shot from your balcony, love it! Looks like you have moved, I was sure that wasn't until August, now I will find out by reading the rest of your posts :-) Sweet little Georgia, love the photos of her, so filled with life and laughter :-) And your Breezy looks good!