We are making the rounds of different important sounding places to finish up our initial “settling in” things. At this point we have got gas and electricity in our name and were able today to get “arnona” the land tax put in our name. In Israel this tax is payed by the tenant. It was very important to get it done because as new immigrants we get a huge discount for one year. We have also started the enrolment process in the “kupat holim” – health insurance.
That is what we did today. The first part of the enrollment had to be done at the post office. But the one post office my DH has found was closed for repair. The sign directed us to another location. We went there and after about 10 minutes had to face the fact that the building did not exist. I finally persuaded DH to ask, and we were told that the sign has been around for years. And that the Post Office is in a totally different place. We went there and were able to accomplish all we needed.
On the way back we rewarded ourselves with some wonderful pastries from our favorite bakery. Weight Watchers – weep! The breads and sweets there are so delicious – they are addictive! And the smell is wonderful and it wafts all over the place and the people who work there are extra nice.
Another good thing about visiting all the offices is that I get plenty of knitting done, while waiting in line. Or sitting there trying to look extra friendly understanding very little of the conversation that is going on.
I have made a very good progress on my own Raglan Shawl. It is going slower than the one I made for DD #2 because instead of knitting every row I decided to make it in stockinette stitch to show off the subtle beauty of the yarn I am using. It is Marjaana by Schaefer Yarn 50% merino wool/ 50% tussah silk. I am using the Agatha Christie colorway. As a long time fan I just could not resist it. As you probably know if you have been reading this blog for a while – I intensely dislike purling. So I go and do crazy things to avoid the dreaded stitch. This time I decided to learn knitting backwards. I love it, but it is still slower than regular knit stitch.
The other project I started is a Possibly Hooded Vest for DD #1 made from Noro Silk Garden. DD #1 wants a sleeveless vest with a hood. I am not sure if I got enough yarn, so the hood might not happen.