Burying the lead


I spun up my first, ever, Grafton batt recently. It's a lovely gradation from gray to blue to purple and it's colorway 142, if you want to know.

Grafton Batt

It's about 300 yards of slightly felted singles at about 20 wpi. I've bought a few lame batts in my day (I haven't blogged any of them) and a bad batt is just a straight up chore to work with and produces a darn ugly finished yarn. This was not one of those batts. They are a little pricey but are clearly made with care which means I will definitely be treating myself to more of these in the future.

Also, we bought a house. We move in on Friday. I'm thrilled and also slightly nervous but in a really happy way. I can't remember who posted this on Twitter, but it sums up my feelings on the matter very well.


A HOUSE!?? That's huge! Congratulations!!

Congratulations! I'll bet the yard is awesome! :)

Wow, a house! Yikes! My husband and I STILL haven't bought one yet. I get a little squeamish about it. Someday though . . . Congrats to the both of you!

Gorgeous yarn! Congrats on the house!!

Oh I do hope the girls like the new house! Have you taken them to see it? Last time we moved we brought our dogs of the time down to view - they didn't like the stairs but approved all else....

Congratulations on the house! it's a good feeling to actually own something as big as that :)

I still feel that way and I've been a home owner for almost 8 years. Congratulations!

Congrats! That was my EXACT feeling when I closed on my house. I know how you feel!!

We bought our first condo when we were still really young so we weren't try to fool anyone into thinking we were grown ups.

Congratulations. Good luck with the move. It's the unpacking that always does me in.

The spinning is just gorgeous and the cartoon is HI-larious! I've said this a gazillion times, but congrats on the house. I can't wait to descend upon you. :)

welcome to the world of home ownership. it sounds like portland really captured your hearts. now i will have to swing by with a housewarming gift when we come up to see family. maybe in november. congratulations!!!

The day I had to deliver the escrow payment for our house (which was $20,000 in 1986) I had a panic attack writing out that check. Sort of like, "What am I getting myself into?" Just writing all those zeros on a check freaked me out. But there is a great sense of security in "owning" your own house. We've got about 4 more years before we own it free & clear but nothing like having a place where you don't have to ask anyone's permission if you want to paint the walls black (not that we have) or tear up the ugly wall to wall shag carpet (which we did & refinished the wood floors.) That is just about the most gorgeous yarn I've ever seen!

AWESOME on the house! May you have much joy and happiness there, and no major roof or structural problems. :)

That cartoon perfectly sums up how I felt the first time I bought a house.

Congrats on the house! That is fantastic news! You never want to go back to renting again.

That's wonderful! Houses are money pits, but it's fun doing WHATEVER you want to them. My current hobby is changing windows (I never feel limited by the original size and shape).

Congrats on the house! I can't wait to do that, but it'll be a few years for us yet. I'm excited to hear/see all about it on the blog!

CONGRATS! i'm so jealous - i can't wait for the day that i live somewhere that i can afford to buy a house!

Congrats on the house! Woo hoo!

And yes, love teh Grafton Batts. Pricey but worth it. Linda is a doll, too.

Congrats on your new house/home!

omg congratulations! that cartoon made me laugh. i totally relate.

Oh, congratulations! That is fabulous news. Glad you're sticking around P-town for a while; maybe I'll finally get to meet you! ;-0

Wow! Congrats on the house! And yes, I totally know what you mean. Heck, I have a baby now and still wonder when I'm going to feel like a grownup. ;)

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