So the Goat and I (Ashley, you're not the only one to shoulder the burden of queenliness)
have started seriously looking at apartments to buy.
Oh, I've looked at properties on and off over the years, but it's usually been more like flirting with no intention to marry.

Now it's serious.

Brokers, rates...variable,fixed,square metreage, offsets, blah blah blah... Seriously, I al
ready feel like my mind is either going to implode, expode or just squirt out my ears, and we've only just begun.

We've sort of come to terms with not being able to afford a house...but lo! I'm sure I could convince these fabulous people at the knitting site to help knit us one! Just some 30 - 40 mm needles, a truckload of acrylic (waterproof, natch!), lash onto scaffolding....

And presto!

Good ventilation, north east aspect, sun all day! What more could you want? Warm cosy cottage, yet industrial chic!

By the way, the knitting site is well worth checking out; they have links to all sorts of interesting goings-on, like
The Big Draw - an event-filled campaign for public drawing.

And thanks to everyone who congratulated me on my 100th post..a modest milestone perhaps, but a good one nonetheless.


Blogger Heather Moore said...

But what if it rains? Your knitted mansion might shrink to shed proportions! I suggest you consult the Dwell for info on a house made of living trees. Although there you have the problem of growth, not shrinkage. Sheesh. Back to bricks and mortar.

12 February 2007 at 7:38 pm  
Blogger Ashley said...

Should be ok as long as you find a giant washing mashine and felt the roof. Don't you think? We approve.

13 February 2007 at 12:26 am  
Blogger Madge said...

Good luck on the home hunting! Stressful, but totally worth it in the end....

That knitted house is a hoot.

13 February 2007 at 4:36 am  
Blogger Rose Red said...

Oh good luck with the home purchase - it is a bit scary when you sign the loan papers but it is worth it. And congrats on your 100th post too - my how time flies (sorry, being on holidays has turned me into a grandma...)

13 February 2007 at 2:51 pm  
Blogger bugheart said...

i'd be happy
to help with
the knitting...
but i think we'd
have to felt it
for structure
which means
it has to be like
5 times
the size
you want it!
i have
an architect
we can
"enlist" to help!

17 February 2007 at 3:12 am  
Anonymous sahara said...

Hey, don't laugh. A few years ago, I helped some friends of mine build a one room home out of thick felt blocks, for an art project in Lewiston, NY. Just as we finished, a thundershower started. The darn house absorbed the water, swelling in size, so we didn't get wet! And, it was warm in the cool weather. It certainly made me think.

20 February 2007 at 1:00 pm  

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