We are moving to a development at the south end of Cultus Lake. If you look at a map of BC and find the point that is geographically centred between where our five kids are living, this is about as close as you can get. It is 2 hours from Vancouver, 2 hours and 45 minutes from Kamloops, and about 4 hours from Victoria (an hour and a half of that trip is on a ferry).
There is a development there called The Cottages at Cultus Lake. If you follow the link and click on cottages, and then click on the site map and floor plans from the drop down menu you can see a drawing of the cottage we are buying. It is called the Laurel.
Not only is our new home situated close to our kids, it is also right next to a beautiful provincial park. I look forward to many hours spent exploring the hiking trails and beaches, and am hoping at some point down the road to buy a kayak. If you go to the link and scroll down a bit you will see a photo gallery, and those pictures will give you a good idea of what the surrounding area is like.
We take possession of the cottage July 16, so that gives us about five weeks to sort and sift through three decades of life and decide what to keep and what to get rid of. Our current house is 3000 square feet, and the one we are moving to is 1517 square feet. So you can see there will definitely be more getting rid of than keeping.
In the midst of all this excitement I have managed to finish the baby blanket. There were two incentives to step up the pace, one being the fact Diana is due the third week of July and that suddenly doesn't sound too far off! The other is the infamous Kamloops summer temperatures, when it can be 35C or higher for days on end. Having a wool blanket draped over my lap as I knit did not sound very appealing. I'm happy with how it came out, and now that it's finished I can say I am glad I knit it. However, it was a good reminder that I am not, by knitter nature, a blanket person.
Here it is, all bright and cheerful, looking like "wool sunshine."
|Sunny Baby Blanket|
It still needs to be washed and blocked, but that got delayed when I discovered that Alexandra took the straight pins with her when she moved out last December.
The lazy part of me is tempted to skip the blocking part and just wash it. After all, there is no way it will get blocked every time it is washed once the baby starts using it. I'll leave it up to you. Should I wash and block the blanket, or just wash it?