MovingKnitter

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.

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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.

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Last round of Packing

Well, in the past 3 days, we've emptied two 10X 30 storage rooms and gotten the cars serviced to be ready to go. We loaded one onto my gray trailer - well what was left in it, anyway. Furniture for the most part. And the other on the car hauler. Today it's unload and reload the car haulerfor Mike and I need to pack the RV. We're trying to leave on Thurs or Fri - more probably Fri.

I'm still working on my pink socks. Got a few more rows done on the cuff. I REALLY REALLY want to start the Kiri shawl http://www.alltangledup.com/movabletype/my_images/my_patterns/kiri.pdf.
But I worry about having it in a mess when I have to box the rest of this up. But oh, it's calling my name! :)

This will be my last post for at least a week. Mike wants the PCs loaded in the trucks before everything else. I'll let you know how it went when we get there. Wish us luck!

The WeatherPixie

Saturday, January 08, 2005

Back from NV - barely

We made it back from Carson City, just. Things went OK with DMV as far as getting the title for the RV etc. Just the usually bureaucracy and red tape. So we can finish that transaction tomorrow and start packing.

The problems happened on I80 coming 'across the hill' as they say in Carson. By the time we got to Donner Pass, we had gone through whiteouts, snow+fog, snow+rain+fog etc. Could not see past the hood of the truck. Mike was driving by watching the line where the plows had run beside the truck. Scary. So glad he was driving. I managed not to freak out though - I think because Run decided the place to be was in Mom's lap. Having a warm, snuggly, trusting, small dog on my lap really helped. They closed 80 behind us. I was so glad to get down toward Sacramento where it was all rain.

On the knitting front, I did manage to knit about 2 inches on the cuff of my cotton wool socks. I decided to use 1s to see if that would help with the stretch problem folks reported. And I found this http://www.alltangledup.com/movabletype/my_images/my_patterns/kiri.pdf (Kiri Shawl) that I think will work really well with some lace weight I have in the closet here. I didn't join the KAL. This move is just taking tooo much. I looked at Clapotis (http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall04/PATTclapotis.html) again and still want to do it. But I don't have enough worsted weight yarn for it in a single colorway. Once I get a job again......

And on the job front - a friend's grandaughter is working as a receptionist at Motel 9 in Lawton. They told me tonight that there are 2 openings coming up there. Don't know if they are for reception, maintenence, maids or what. Doesn't really matter. I just need the work. And I can use the granddaughter for a reference. :) Got my fingers crossed that we can get back home in time to apply before the openings are gone.

The WeatherPixie

Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Wish List and Off to NV

I've posted my wish list at: http://mkwishlit.blogspot.com/ Someone asked so here it is. LOL Way too big. IMHO

Anyway, we're off to NV tomorrow. Gardnerville to be exact. That's below Tahoe and S of Carson City and Reno. We have to get notorized paperwork for the RV, since we can't find the set we had. It's here somewhere but at this point it's easier to go get a new set.

We're almost ready to load for the last trip. When we get back I'll get the last of the boxes to pack the RV. 5 more days until we have to be outta here. Sure hope the weather along I 40 gives us a break by then.

I found my OTT light, just in time to work on Mike and Jim's black cap with skulls on them. Just not enough light in this RV to deal with black otherwise. So that's what I'm trying to work on now.

I'm thinking about just taking a basic sock to NV with us. After hearing how much it stretches, I stopped and frogged the pink ruffled sock. I have pink, coral and white acrylic to choose from for the basic sock. Any of them should be easy to see, and if I mess it up, it's no great loss. I need something to do while we're riding on snow! I get jumpy in the car whenever anyone's driving. But the knitting does help, thank goodness.



The WeatherPixie

Sunday, January 02, 2005

Sunday, Sunday

Not much going on today. Everyone else is napping. I was on socknitter's chat for a bit and we talked about pet sweaters! LOL Had a good time. I'm still working on the pink ruffled socks, but an tempted to switch yarn. They said that the cotton fleece has alot of stretch when you wear it. Since I wear sandals amost all the time, it'd be embarrassing to have the socks fall off rather than down in my shoes.

I just changed my blog feed options and want to see if they work now. Fingers crossed.

Oh yeah, my son just called and we may have to go get him this evening. His ex-girlfriend just made a scene at work, took his key to their apartment, and went to mama's. sigh. We don't really have room for him in the midst of packing or gas to drive him to work. Hope he has his bicycle still. All the MCs and trikes are in OK. More soap opera coming soon. :)

The WeatherPixie

Saturday, January 01, 2005

New Year - better year?

Well, I for one at least hope it will be a better year. Hope yours will be too!

We celebrated over the net with friends in OK and then in CA. Worked pretty well. Mike delivered the engine and tranny and I did wash during the day, so it was productive also.
I started a pair of pink ruffled socks by Jeannie Townsend. Got the ruffle finished and had started on the ribbing before I noticed the join was twisted. So it was off to the frog pond. But I did get them recast on and joined (no twist) before midnight.

Run has learned a new game. Silly fur kid attacked the laundry bag with clean clothes in it looking for the cover monster. You'd have to see it. Made me laugh.

My son's decided to move to OK with us. Kinda thought that might happen, but not this soon. Turns out his living arrangement with his girl friend was much less successful that he admitted.
So he's out of his contract with Jiffy Lube and heading back with us. Said he'd wanted to leave CA anyway. .... At least there's mechanic openings at the oil change and tune up shops in Lawton! He'll likely get a job before I do. Or I'm sure he'll get a job on one of the farms that need a strong back. And yes, I'm glad he's coming with us. But he'll have to pay his own eats or some of the gas or some of the motel on the way back. Wonder if he has 'magic plastic'?

Ok New Year's. What would it be without resolutions. Well, here are a couple of mine. I don't make many and still have trouble keeping them.
1.Inventory Stash. Obviously, this will have to wait until we get finished with the move.
2.Keep a knitting journal for all projects. All projects - that's the key. I do it sporadically on various and sundry pieces of paper and then can't find them when I need them.
3.Inventory WIPs and decide what to do with them. Either put all the yarn, patterns, needles etc. with them and finish them or FROG them and rewind the yarn.
4. Donate, sell or give away all yarn that I won't use for whatever reason. Don't like the hand, color, size etc.
There. That's it. Now to see how many I can really keep.

Sure hope my 1 pair of wool socks are dry by tomorrow so I can wear them outside again while we continue sorting tools and looking for the title to the RV. Don't ask why it's in the tool shed. I asked Mike and got 'that look'. LOL
Happy New Year All!


The WeatherPixie