Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Another one bites the dust

But there's knitting, at least!

Yup, another seller, another completely unreasonable expectation as to sale price. We put in an initial offer on a house that is an estate sale, has no mortgage, original owner, had a blank seller's disclosure, blah blah blah. It was a low offer, but then again, the house needs quite a bit of work. We figured we'd try to lowball by bidding about 10K less than we were willing to spend. The seller was "insulted" by our opening offer and countered with an offer only $2400 less than his asking price! Ok, fine, we came up another 7K (just below our final price, figuring if he countered with a more reasonable price, we could come up that last little bit). His counter? Only 3K less than his first counter. There is NO way this guy is going to meet us halfway. Or even close. I'm not even disappointed at this point, because I was totally not expecting this jerk to come down even close - and I knew if he did, that every repair that house would need before settlement would have been a catfight to get his help on. This is the THIRD unreasonable seller or realtor we've come across since we started looking back in AUGUST. It's getting old. Really, really old.

But there's knitting content at least! And fibery goodness!

These are socks in action that I knit for Ella out of Trekking XXL (colorway lots and LOTS of pink, damnit!). She likes them, and I have enough yarn left over to either knit another pair in the next couple of weeks when her huge feet get even bigger, or to knit myself a pair of footies.


And here's a hat I knit for a long lost friend I recently cyberstalked and finally got up the nerve to contact. He was impressed by the yarn and the knitting liberally sprinkled throughout everything I do, and asked for a hat. So I knit up some of my FAVORITE yarn into a soft squishy hat for him - it'll be winging its way to him by the end of the week (ignore me, I always look like a psycho in "self portraits"!).


And when all else fails, these pics warm the cockles of my heart (WTF is a cockle, anyway?!?!)



The best part? She did that with no prompting from me. Gotta love her!

Craftland Skein Count: 20 down, 10 to go (oh, and 9 of 10 batts, too!)


Blogger RC said...

ah! she is sooo funny! love the kidlet with handspun.

yes, why DO you look psycho in that picture? yeesh. how did you get your eyes to do that? can you do it like a party trick?

10/31/2007 9:48 PM  
Blogger Carrie said...

Whoa! Great picture of the child with yarn! hehe - and don't worry about the house thing. This crap is happening to you because you haven't found the right house yet. When you do, the clouds will part, the sun will shine, music will play.... well, probably things will go smoothly. =) Take heart!

11/02/2007 2:13 PM  

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