The house has been turned upside-down for a week and a half now, as we did the painting, put up the shelves (which have a definite list to them and need to be re-leveled) and shampooed the rug in the studio. I learned how to use a roller and a socket wrench and the carpet steamer. I discovered how incredibly grimy the rest of the house is. I bought a carpet and thought about lighting and tried not to make any new messes.
In the process I have been working on my sweater. I bought the Addi Turbo knitting needles and fell in love. They are just as good as Aunt Mary's teflon needles, if not better. I finished the body and started work on the armholes. Found that knitting back and forth on circular needles is not an intuitively obvious process. Ripped out stitches, started again, figured it out. This will very clearly be a "learning" sweater (to say nothing of the stretchiness of the alpaca, which is going to render the thing virtually shapeless) but that's okay. It's designed to be a "Saturday" sweater anyway, and it will be well loved. I can't wait to wear it. (But I'll have to, because it's going to be a mighty cold day before it'll be chilly enough to be comfortable in all that wooly warmth.)
I love knitting! I love painting! I love socket wrenches!