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First, the bad news… we didn’t get the house.  The owner was completely unwilling to budge on the house, which is priced too high we believe.  This is the danger of living in a historic district… the housing boom caused a lot of people (who watch too much HGTV) to try to flip older houses.  They paid too much and now that the housing market is going down they are stubbornly trying to stick to their prices… the house has been on the market at the same price for 8-9 months with no serious offers besides ours, but so it goes… I’m seeing this sort of thing more and more lately.  We will not overpay, and I’m not willing to buy a house we don’t love. So we continue searching.  I’m not going to lie… I’m very disappointed.  But… life must go on, and sooner or later we are bound to find something, even if this is starting to feel like a never ending search. 

I’ve never been much of one for following themes or knit a longs, mostly because I’m way too scatterbrained to stick to something.  But when I heard that March was National Crochet Month… well, that I can get behind (especially since I was planning some projects anyway!)  I’ve started to wind up the yarn for Babette, and I also started Joy, from Rowan 41.

The yarn is Rowan 4-ply cotton in Aegean, a color that I have always loved and wanted to use.  Unfortunately, I can’t knit with fingering weight cotton – I knit loosely, and I can’t get gauge even on the tiniest of needles.  Crochet, however, is made for use with thin cottons.  I’m trying to create a 32″ size, since I think the 34 might be large.  We’ll see how that goes.

My knitting goals for this month are to finally finish the pair of Anastasia socks I started ages ago, and to start the feather and fan cardi in this pretty ocean blue Silky Wool I bought awhile back.  I think it will look like ocean waves in the blue yarn… so pretty!  I haven’t knit with Silky Wool in a year, but I’ve stockpiled three colors of it.  If I don’t start using it soon I’ll have to get rid of it, and that would be a shame since I love it!