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.

Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Run and Auction Results and FOs!

Auction and run update first. We had a small turnout for the event - less than 100 people. A casino nearby gave $800 for a poker run on the same day and took most of the potential folks. They announced it after we had the fliers out, too. Oh well. We still raised almost $1200 for Rocky and Sara Dawn. That's not much against over $7000 owed, but it's a start.

Now FOs! I finished a sock in sockotta and have the second cast on. It's all cool greens blues and a bit of gold. I finished the front half of a tank top in Imagine rainbow. Twisted terribly, but it looks good. The second half is cast on for it also.

I know I count small pieces as FOs, but if I didn't I couldn't brag near so often. LOL

I did find that my cloverleaf sock has a dropped stitch in the cloverleaf pattern about 12 rows down. Don't know how I did that. I have to get good light, a crochet hook and much patience to figure out how to move it back to the current row. I put it down for now.

I can't use Mike's computer any more. He's in a mood, I guess. We just have to get out of that little trailer before it breaks up. Now Jim's staying with us also. And I thought 2 people in 28X8 was bad. Now it's 3 and our 3 fur kids. Mike did apply at OReilly's auto parts and is supposed to check on it today. Jim is working there full time as of next week.

Mike didn't go to CA. And I'm sure the $$ is gone, since he bought brake parts for Norn, and new pieces for his PC. sigh. But he is supposed to also call about some rent houses today also.
I did pick up a United Way application for prescription assistance. So that has to be turned in tomorrow. But they want to know if we filed a tax return, which we have not. And I bet we can't get help until next year, just like the Pell Grant, when all the high $ stuff from CA is gone.

I'm contacting contest winners today to get addresses. Hope to have the prizes out this next week after payday. My AKSP is going to get a combination May and June surprise, sigh. I wanted it to be 2 separate ones, and it just didn't work out.

The WeatherPixie

Sunday, May 08, 2005

My Sister-in-Law

Here is the run flier for my sister-in-law. We had hoped to have it before she died. She died this past Monday evening. The run is still on and we are accepting any and all donations to be auctioned off with all proceeds to go to the family.
The real reason for this entry is to post a flier for the Run for Rose. She was my sister-in-law who passed away last Monday. The run is to raise money for her family, who, due to the cost of cancer treatment and burial, are on the fine edge of disaster.
Any and all help is appreciated!
Here's the flier:

Run For Rose

Auction and run party to benefit Rose and Roger “Rocky” White.
Rose White has terminal cancer and the stress and medical bills, are overwhelming BTW Brother Rocky White. For that reason, to raise funds with which to help a brother, a run and party is being held on May 14, 2005, in case of a “rain out”, the run and party will be held the following weekend May 21, 2005.
Admission to this event will be a donation of one (1) saleable item
(minimum $10 value) to be auctioned off to raise funds to help the White family.
A ride will be held, beginning at the “Chrome Link” motorcycle shop, 2010 NW Floyd in Lawton Oklahoma. Departure time is 10 AM. The ride will go thru the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge and end at Mom’s Only Chance Saloon, 14494 State Hwy 36, Faxon, Oklahoma. Festivities will begin at 2 PM.
Entertainment will be:
(1) An auction of the items donated.
(2) A Wet T-shirt Contest
(3) Live Music
For the contestants in the Wet T-Shirt contest, first place will be a
Cash prize of $50, $25 for second place. Food and refreshments will be available.
All motorcyclists and anyone else are invited to come and have fun and participate in this event. All cash donations and the proceeds from the auctioning of the donated items, will be presented to Roger White the day of the event.

Please attend the event and help Rocky and Rose

For more information Contact Mike Mc Neil (580) 351-1231 0r (580) 695-3058

The WeatherPixie