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.

Thursday, April 28, 2005

FO!! and contest info

This may get monotonous, but I finished, well almost, a pair of socks at work yesterday! They are the mon dea socks and are so cool! I'll try to get a picture and post it tomorrow. They are definitely fraternal socks, but the colors are the same just in different proportions. I still need to kitchener the toe on both of them, and I'll do that that probably over the weekend.

I really need to finish the other socks in progress that I have, but I also need to get hopping on a baby set or two. Seems the younger set at work have all decided to start families at the same time. LOL So it's off to the storage place to dig out what ever baby yarn or other acrylic I can reach.
I think I'm going to do a couple 5 hr baby sweaters and some booties and hats. I'd like to do the tom ten (sp?) from EZ or the baby coats from The Knit Stitch, but the books are buried too far under everything to reach. And this is in spite of my putting them near the now inaccessable yarn. My DH and DS really just stuffed the last boxes in ! I can't even reach the summer clothes I put away in January! LOL

As for the contest, if you can't add a comment, just email me your entry with contest as the title. I don't have any idea why blogspot won't let some folks enter a comment. My email is: marty.mcneil@gmail.com
I've really enjoyed reading the entries so far, and look forward to more.

The WeatherPixie

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.

BLOG CONTEST
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

Monday, April 11, 2005

Playing Catch Up

Let me see, the house fell through. We might be able toget the land stil. At least Mike's still working on that. We're looking for a rent house around Lawton to get Mike and I and Jim under one roof to get finances in better shape. And we've started a new BTW ( Brothers of the Third Wheel) group here. Election of officers was Saturday and I was elected Treasurer. I'm still working at APAC. The first 4 hours are bad - can you say micro micro management?. But the last 4 with my official supervisor are great. As long as you are doing everything you are supposed to, you can knit, crochet etc.

That being the case, I'm almost finished with garter stitch and faggot lace shawl in deep red-violet wool. And the back of my shapely tank, from White Lies Designs, has 6 of 11 inches on it. The tank is in a white with 3 shades of blue and green nubs that's a cotton/acrylic blend. I have the shamrocks finished on my shamrock socks so I'll be able to work to the heel turn at work.

I have a question for anyone who's reading this. I have the pink sock down to the start of the heel. I tried it on, and it barely goes on. When I tried it on while working the ribbing it was fine. I guess I tightened up too much somewhere in the proceress. Since it's a wool cotton blend and I'm told it stretches, should I rip it back and redo it? Or try some increases while I'm working the gussett ? Or something else?

And I have a RAOK to go out this week.!

The WeatherPixie