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In other news, we did a walk through in the new house while the owners were in the process of moving. We were a little taken back to learn that not only were they taking the porch brick by brick, but also two trees in the backyard. Wasn't shocked to see them taking the blinds, but we hadn't really thought about that. Since this house is window heavy we've got to replace those pretty fast and get the backyard put back together so the kids can have their place to play. Oh, and the carpets were quite a bit more stained than we remember so they need a good cleaning too. Of course all this is contingent upon us actually closing on time. We got the most recent paperwork, but no one seems to have a solid answer about the closing date. Seeing the owners moving out has us in a better mood though as it represents good forward momentum.
Also this weekend, I picked up some bamboo crochet size 10 thread at JoAnns. I don't really shop there, but made a trip with my Mother-in-law. I went ahead and tatted up a quadra bracelet with it as a trial. It's much softer and tats a bit smaller than the size 10 cotton. The resulting bracelet has a much looser drape, if that makes sense. I can't imagine making a mask with it as I think it would just collapse upon itself without a lot of stiffening. It would probalby be great for the frilly cuffs I make though. Of course the bigger issue for me is color selection. Right now it seems they only do a few pastels...and no black. I'm glad I gave it a go though and I might work up some pieces after the move to sell, whenever that turns out to be.