thing are gradually getting back to normal over here - the new floors are down, the new bedroom furniture is built, and some progress is being made in reorganising & returning all our bits & pieces to their regular habitat (although there's still a surprising amount of things crammed into the spare room). & we even have all our doors back on (they had to come off when the new floor went in, and the RSA spent a lot of time & energy cutting bits off the bottom of doors to get them to fit over the new floor). & although there's still some things to be done, i no longer feel like i'm living in the middle of a building site, and can get down to some serious knitting at last (for most of the past week, my brains's been good for nothing but 2x2 ribbed socks).
& since i've fallen behind a little on the adeline test knitting, that's my focus for the moment - i've made it up to the armpits and split for the fronts & back, and have just finished one of the fronts. & now that it's no longer bunched up on one circular (i've put the parts that i'm not working at the moment on some waste yarn) i can really spread it out & see what's what.
& seriously, this thing is huge - i may be knitting a ranch house *. i mean, i knew it was big when i was working on it - it is, after all, a knee-length knitted coat - but i didn't quite realise how much i had knitted until it was all laid out before me. & when i look at the pattern & how far i have to go, it seems like nothing compared to how far i've already come - i think i should be putting the finishing touches on this by the end of the week. & just in time - it's starting to get pretty chilly here, and i think i might just end up living in this all winter.
* "Jose brought up the blueprints for a new ranch house... I have this strange feeling that the blueprints and the knitting instructions got switched. I may be knitting a ranch house." - Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn, "Breakfast at Tiffany's")