Why moving knitter? Because it's me. :) Not only am I in the process of moving from California to Oklahoma, but I knit on the move in all kinds of places. I'll write about the knitting I do or want to do and the places as I knit in them.

Location: Lawton, Oklahoma, United States

I'm an ample in my mid 40s with 2 kids, both grown and on their own. My favorite list is ample-knitters! I've lived in 9 states so far and hope this move to our home state is the last one.I have 3 shih tzu's that are my kids. My husband is retired (again) and very mechanical.

Sunday, April 24, 2005

Knitting at Spavinaw Trike Meet and CONTEST

My knitting and I went with DH to Spavinaw, OK for the first trike in of the year. It was quite cold! Spavinah is NE of Tulsa, and diagonal across the state from Lawton. We only went for 1 day, due to lack of funds, so we left about 5 AM and arrived just before noon. We took the short trike (Miss B), and some front ends and pieces to sell and a friend sent a pair of tires and wheels. Nothing sold, so we had to borrow $$ to get back home. sigh. We didn't get back until 2AM and then sat and talked to my son, who was fur kid sitting until daylight. LOL It's been many, many YEARS since I've done that! And I was up about 10 AM with the feeling that I was LATE to work. sigh. And I don't work on Sunday. We did get to let them know about our new BTW chapter in Lawton, and get things for the chapter from the National Directors, so it wasn't really a loss. And Run went with us and was a very good boy. He flirted and broke the ice with many of the other trikers. And discovered what a river was. The mud intrigued him, and so did the water until he went in with a leg to his shoulder. He levitated back out and insisted on going to the car to get warm and away from that water monster. LOL

I cast on for my second Mon Dea sock and have about half the leg done at the trike meet.

In other knitting news, I finished the purple shawl, but it's too short. It's about to become the purple and black shawl when I get the 4 pairs of in process socks done. I've added another 3 inches to the back of the shapely tank, so I'm within 5 inches of starting the back arm holes.
My toe up socks are ready for the gussett increase, so I need to look up just how to do that. It's baby season at work with all the youngsters. So I've printed off the 5 hr baby sweater and some bootie and hat patterns. I'l have to work those in also. I think it's going to be an orangey coral and white series. But then again I also have some pastel varigated that I need to get rid of (use up) also.

Tell me about the most amazing, wildest or unusual place you have knit and what reaction you received. I'll be sending out some coordinating novelty and sport/worsted weight yarn and a pattern or 2 to the winner. Contest ends May 8. Enter by leaving a comment on my blog.

The WeatherPixie


Blogger Guam Girl said...

The most unusual place I've knit was at on the way to and at last year's Arlington Fly-In, in Arlington, WA. Hubby and I flew to Arlington in his experimental open-cockpit biplane from CA. The plane seats in tandem, so the passenger sits in front of the pilot. I knit a booga bag while flying there, and at the fly-in. Most of the comments I got were from male pilots, who said they wished their wives would bring their hobbies so they both would enjoy themselves.

24 April, 2005 15:22  
Blogger mf said...

I knit at a coupel of unusal places, one is the bathroom when I need a time out from my kids!! The other is when I go for my remicade infusion at he hospital for CD & arthritis with IV's in both arms or hands and my needles in hand for 5 hours every month! The nurses have to hcek out my knitting bag each time of course and they tape the IV line out of my way for me. I get alot done there at least a sock or two..

25 April, 2005 11:33  
Blogger K said...

Hmmmm. the most unusual place I have knit recently was in the Dr. office. Unusual because it was a urologist office. more unusual because I wasn't the patient, my husband was (we have major infertility issues). Even more unusual yet he was getting his first prostate exam. So.. I'm sitting there (Dr. didn't bother to ask me to leave) knitting a sock, and he's bent over an exam table with some guy he met 15 mins agos finger in his butt. After it was all over (and the doc told us things were relatively hopeless and that we should prepare for invitro) he peered over his glasses and said "whacha making?"... with the glove still on. **ew**

25 April, 2005 11:38  
Blogger jillz said...

Hmm, I have knit on the London subways and I usually knit during my weight watcher meetings. I do tend to knit in public whenever I am idle and get the chance. I can't help it, I can't stand to have idle hands anymore!

25 April, 2005 12:20  
Blogger Creative Genius? said...

Funeral Home for one... I was waiting for a friend who worked there and I was trying to make myself as invisible as possible - so to me that meant knitting with my head down (I can't see you, you can't see me)... well LOTS of crying women came up to me that day - I think talking to me about their knitting took their minds off their loss!

Driving was another -- ok... I know you all do it and that I am not the only one! What's a gal to do when she is sitting in NON MOVING traffic!!! I usually get a good laugh from the truckers who are the only ones who can see into my car!

Waiting in line at the grocery store - yes folks - that is me! I am the one who is so impatient that I take my knitting with me for those long lines while waiting to check out! - I get some good laughs out of other people's reaction...

5:30am while waiting for my 1/2 marathon to start... I figured I could get a little knitting done while keeping my mind busy and off the fact that in 1 hours time I was going to have to run 13.1 miles to see my knitting again (I was going to put it on the bus with the rest of my stuff and send it to the finish line)... I tried to figure out how to knit and run - but I was lucky to run and breathe so I didn't want to push it (and besides how fast would you run knowing that there is a skein of VERY expensive yarn with Addie's waiting for you at the end!)

And just this past Saturday - at a wedding... all that pomp and circumstance while waiting for the festivities to get started - what better time to do a few rounds on a pair of socks...

yes ... ok.... I'll Admit It...


25 April, 2005 13:57  
Blogger Moze said...

I've knit in all the standard tourist-y places: by the Western Wall, floating in the Dead Sea, etc. Probably the strangest place I knit, though, was in the middle of a sit-down demonstration -- on the Tel Aviv/Jerusalem highway. Yep, parked on my butt in the middle of the highway, blocking traffic with my body and my in-progress sweater. Got so involved in my knitting that the cops had to finally start tugging at the needles to get my attention when they wanted to drag me off the roadway...

27 April, 2005 00:44  
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