Friday, August 08, 2008

Greetings from Kentucky

Hey ya'll. I'm waving hello to you from my new home in Fort Knox, Kentucky. Well, more or less new home, since I'm greeting you from our hotel, where we are currently staying in. If you read my blog more often you'll know that my husband is in the military and that it was time for us once again to pack up our TA-50 and our bags and move to our new duty station. We left Georgia last friday and made our way up to Kentucky, with a quick stop over night in Nashville. We signed in here on post on saturday and are in the hotel since then.

We used the weekend of explore our surrounding towns and made our first trip to check out Louisville. Here is where we ate for lunch:

and we also got to check out the Louisville Slugger Factory and Museum.
And this is what's located right next door. Too funny.

After running around like crazy for a couple of days and getting my kids set up for school, it's quiet time for me right now. I'm knitting along on the Traveling Roses Scarf that is my travel project, but I got a little bored with it. So since knitting stores are not on every corner here, Walmart had to come to the rescue and I got some size 8 needles and some pastel colored acrylic yarn (don't booh me for that) and I started on a new baby blanket from these dish cloth patterns here.

My plan is to knit the whole alphabet and then piece it together to make a blanket. So far I'm on "C" and it's coming along pretty good, except that I'm not very happy with those 14" way too long Boye needles, but they'll have to do for now. Hopefully by the end of the month I'll have all my stuff back. So keep your fingers crossed, that we find a right house for us soon.
Oh, and I almost forgot. Do you remember that pile of grey yarn with those blue? Well, I found that on the Knit Picks site. This is what it turned out to be.


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At 2:56 PM, Blogger Tammy said...

That sweater is gorgeous! And I love your baby blanket idea.

At 3:17 PM, Anonymous tiennie said...

Welcome to your new home! The sweater turned out so nice!

At 4:14 PM, Blogger Monika said...

Good luck with your house hunt! It looks pretty hot and sunny in Kentucky to me as well.
The sweater is gorbeous, except for the blue ruffles. You did a great job again. I have long needles like that too, and hate knitting with them. So I don't. :o) The blanket will be lovely.

At 6:21 PM, Blogger Marina said...

You do realize that it gets quite cold in Louisville, don't you? Like, cold enough to snow ~Halloween?

Maybe now you'll finish the Lopi. And that sweater will come in handy!

At 8:11 PM, OpenID myboringblog said...

First, I'm glad you made it mostly through the move and good luck finding a place. Looks like you're getting in some good exploring. Second, awesome sweater! I totally could not have imagined that that's what you were making. :-)

At 9:29 PM, Anonymous Carrie K said...

That sweater is really cute! The ruffles are a nice touch.

That glass store w/the baseball "threw" it is too too funny!

At 9:38 PM, Blogger Lovs2Knit said...

Waving back at ya! :)
Hope the move goes smoothly and you get your stuff back soon. I missed my stash when we moved. I'm not big on using straight needles either. Love the KP sweater with the exception of the blue loops. I see mods for that one if I knit it. ;)

At 4:59 PM, Blogger Angelika said...

Hallo Angelika,
alles Gute für einen gelungenen Neuanfang in einem schönen Haus.
Die Babydecke wird bestimmt schön, die Pastelltöne wirken so frisch. Der Pulli gefällt mir sehr gut, Zöpfe wirken halt immer. Die blaue Rüsche wäre mir etwas zu verspielt, wobei sie dem Pullover eigentlich erst den richtigen Pepp verleiht.
Viele Grüße aus Germany

At 4:27 PM, Blogger Stell said...

hello - nice blanket :-)
all the best for the new home, however long that may be

At 10:08 AM, Blogger Julie said...

It's always so exciting to move to a new place. I've found that we have done most of our sightseeing either right as we get there, or frantically as we are ready to move, so it's good to see you out and about. Are you finding a lack of good LYS' in the Louisville area? I bet you'll have more there than you did in Georgia. Now you just have to start knitting a huge hat you can wear for the Derby next year.

At 8:26 AM, Blogger Veronika said...

Ich hoffe du wirst bald deine Sachen bekommen und eine feste Bleibe haben. Ich bewundere dich. Die Decke schaut nett aus und WalMart hat eigentlich nette Wolle hier in CA Michels und JoAnn haben das gleiche Grundsortiment wie WalMart in der Preiswerten Kategorie. There is nothing wrong buying at WalMart....

Schreib deine Neue Adresse wenn du sie hast.


At 8:28 AM, Blogger Veronika said...

Der Pulli schaut gut aus aber the Rueschen sind auch nicht so mein Ding...

At 1:21 PM, Blogger Stell said...

hello, hope that you get unpacked real soon. Thanks for the comment on my Fake-isle hat, its pretty soft so I don't imagine it will itch. I did use Noro Silk garden - not sure if regular old Noro would be different.


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