Monday, June 30, 2008

Road Trip

Finally, I'm off work here for good. Don't get me wrong, I love to work, but it's been a little monotonous to have to go to work, while my kids are on summer vacation and my husband is wasting away his month long block leave, because we can't do anything or go anywhere, because I have to go to work pretty much every day. So now, that we are only one month away from leaving this place, I quit my job and I'm free. FREE. Now I have a month at this address to collect the rest of my paychecks :D and then we are off to our new duty station in Kentucky.

So since this is the only week now that we are all off, we are going on a road trip. Only a short one, but long enough to ask the neighbor to babysit our dog. Where does everybody wants to go at least once in their lifetime? Yes, DISNEY WORLD!!. I've made reservations and tomorrow we are off on our way to Orlando. We'll be spending two days in the park and enjoy Florida for a while. We'll be back home in time for the 4th of July celebrations to avoid all the traffic and to keep our dog company, which is a big chicken, when it comes to thunder or any other loud noises. Of course there will be knitting on the way, since the route is already plotted on our TomTom and I won't have to be a copilot. I hope to get the rest of my test knit done on the way there or back and send it out this or next week, just in time for the deadline.

Sorry about the pictureless post, but I didn't want to bore you with more cables and the chicken dog of mine wouldn't cooperate and turned camera shy. Too bad.


Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Pics to keep you guessing

I finally found my camera. After almost tearing up the house, I finally found it, because there is nothing I hate more than to post without a picture. Here is another sneak peek on the cable madness I've been working on. Pretty, isn't it?

Those cables always remind me of the icing around a cake. Funny, I know. I'm down to the last 5 packs of yarn now and am pretty sure it'll be enough, but the pattern is easier now and I'm zooming right along. But I still can't wait until this is done and I can post about other knitting again.

I have one more week of work ahead of me and then I should have a lot more time for knitting, besides cleaning and uncluttering the house, before the movers come next month. I'm getting into the mood for this every once in a while and can finally get rid of some things. I'll tackle this next month and go through our stuff one room and one box at a time. My craft room is off limits to my husband. He is not allowed to throw anything out from there. To him it might just be string and fabric rags, but to me it's hidden treasures. I know you understand my point. :)

Happy knitting.


Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Hibernation in summer?

I know, it's been quiet on my blog lately, but I haven't been hibernating or anything like this. After all, it's summer and not the right season for it. I have been knitting the whole time too, trust me, but since it's a test knit, there isn't really much I can show you, except more cables and maybe how the mountain of 17 balls of yarn is shrinking. So far I've gone through 9 balls of yarn and the main body (I guess you have figured out it's a sweater, duh) is almost done. You know what comes next, so I'm not going to get into it any further.

However, here is something I CAN show you:

Those are the Tubey socks from the book "Son of Stitch 'n Bitch" by Debbie Stoller. The pattern was designed by Claudia, who can also be found on Ravelry here. I knitted them with Knit Picks Risata in the color Buttermilk with Dusk and Sable as accent colors.
Otherwise I don't have much to show for at the moment. I've been looking for something small to knit in between, kinda like an instant gratification sort of thing, but can't seem to find anything in that direction either. It's just this heat here in Georgia (we had 95 degrees today), the weather, something, I just don't know. Maybe it's me working for a couple of hours a day, maybe it's the boys being out of school or just the upcoming move, but I can't seem to be more productive. So I tinker along on those cables every day, a couple of inches at a time, until it's done.
I'll be working until the end of this month and then we'll be getting ready for our next military move to Kentucky. I'm glad to get out of here. The south just doesn't seem to like me and it's going both ways. I've been here the second time now and don't like it any better than the first time. I'm actually looking forward to white Christmas and snow, but might curse the snow, the first time I have to shovel. But just think how much more my knitting will be appreciated in climate like this instead of here. :) Gotta find the good thing in every situation and right now I'm looking forward to getting there, just not so much the move, the house hunting and the setting up and finding a spot for all the junk we own and drag with us. Yard sale, here we go.

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