Saturday, April 3, 2021

Gone Fishing

 Well, not really. I've never fished in my life, and I have no desire to do so. But a few of my students love to fish. So, at the end of the year I'll have three of these to gift to them:

It's the Fish Hat (Dead or Alive) from Knitty, published way back in 2008.

Now that all the big stuff has been moved into our new house, I've been able to do some knitting that requires attention. I figured that I better start now if I'm going to have three knit by mid-June.

The moving isn't quite done. Everyday we bring a carload of stuff over to the new house. I do the putting away while Keith goes back to the old house to clean. We hope to get it on the market in the next week or two.

I'm glad we grabbed this house. The market gets more insane by the day. According to Zillow, our old house has gained $10,000 in value in the last week. Yes, that's one week!

I got my second shot Thursday, and school starts on Monday. It hasn't been a very restful spring break -- but I can't imagine trying to move along with working!


11 comments:

  1. The students will love their fish hats! Happy to hear you received your second shot and that the move is progressing well. I’ve heard that the housing market is currently crazy. I hope you gets great price for your old house.

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  2. I love that hat! I've always wanted to make one!

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  3. I've always wanted to make that hat too! I had no idea the housing market was going crazy. I hope Daughter is locked into her deal with the house she's having built. I'll have to ask her. She doesn't need any surprises. They've had enough as it is.

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  4. The kids are going to LOVE those fish hats.

    Housing prices are going crazy here too. Even with all we had to do on this house, I think we are STILL ahead of the game. I'm glad we got our house when we did. Prices are sky-rocketing even on homes that look pretty skanky.

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  5. Great job on the fish hat! I remember when it came out; it is a show stopper and the kids will love it! Hope you are feeling ready for Monday!

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  6. Your students will love the fish hat! That does sound a crazy amount for your house to go up but hopefully it will mean you will do OK when it sells?

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  7. Oh that fish hat is so cute!! What a great idea. Housing prices are nuts here too. Glad we are not in the market at the moment. so glad you have had your second vaccine shot! Hope the re-entry to school goes well.

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  8. I love those fish hats! That pattern has been in my Ravelry "favorites" since . . . well . . . the beginning. I've never made one, though. But it's a very clever design for the (quirky) fish-lovers in our lives. Sending all the good juju for you -- for the settling-in, for the (profitable!) selling of your old house, and - of course - for getting back to school. XO

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  9. love the hat! the housing market is nutso.

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  10. I hope things settle down so you can settle in very soon. The fish are wonderful

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  11. I am glad you got your second shot and found a house. The housing market is crazy everywhere.

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