Friday, October 27, 2006


So after loading up the truck, we realized none of us wanted to spend the night in an empty house. So we hit the road at 8:30 pm, drove to Bakersfield and spent the night in a hotel. Jumped back on the road around 6 am. DH and the truck took the longer way around and went back to the I5, I'm still not sure how that happened. I chose to continue on up the 99. By the time I got to the I5 DH and the truck were a good 2 hours behind me.

I decided to push it all the way through to Seattle, since my GPS gave me an estimated arrival time of 10:30 pm. The guys decided to do the same thing and arrived 3 hours later at 1:30 am, and suddenly we were a day ahead of schedule. Spent the next day unloading the truck, and the last few days settling in to Mom and Dads. Things are still a bit up in the air, but hopefully we'll be back on broad band soon and I'll be posting more.

We're here, we're safe, it's cold, but it's wonderful :).

Sunday, October 22, 2006


In the Master bedroom we have a bed and a bunch of little things that still need to go in boxes...
Remeber yesterday, this room was full of boxes.... well looks like we've found the walls. Lots of little things, again more boxes, but the bulk of this is gone believe it or not.
Where'd it all go.... That's where DH's car would normally go, I guess the boxes have kicked him out of the garage until we get the truck tomorrow.

I know, it's making it quite hard for some of you to be in denial, seeing all these boxes and half empty rooms, but it's really true, we are leaving for Seattle this week.

I will miss you all, but I will keep posting on the move when I can.

Sorry not much knitting going on around here right now, but I did finish a pair of felted clogs and socks....hummmm wonder which box they went into?

Saturday, October 21, 2006

boxes boxes everywhere

I'm surrounded by boxes! Yess all the one's in this picture are full, but we've also got a ton of empty boxes that still need to be filled.

We did make a bit of progress today, with the help of these 2 elves :) No I didn't kidnap them, their father is sacked out on the futon, it's been a long week for all and he's got a lot of work to do tomorrow before he goes to work. We get to keep the elves all day tomorrow. The one on top is 7 and the one below is 10. Very good packers they are.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Oh the Irony of it all

You Belong in Summer

Energetic, creative, and very curious about the world...
You're not going to let anything hold you back, especially a cold day.
Whether you're chilling out at the beach or partying all night, you live for the warm weather.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

2 Week Sweater

I finished this sweater in 2 weeks. I had no intention of knitting it in 2 weeks when I started. As a matter of fact I had no intention of turning it into a sweater immediately when I bought the yarn. I purchased the yarn to add to my stash for some as of then unknown sweater.

Pattern: Symbolic Knots by Melissa Leapman (from the book the Best of Knitters's Arans and Celtics)
Yarn: Lamb's Pride Bulky, Kiwi Colorway
Needles: Options #8

I absolutely loved knitting this sweater, even the miles of endless seed stitch. I developed a rhythm rather quickly. I do knit English and throw my yarn, even though I know how to knit Continental, I am working on evening out my stitches ( I purl tighter than I knit). This sweater will be perfect for my upcoming move to Seattle, the weather there will actually allow me to wear it quite often.

As I was getting ready to leave SnB this morning, Beth saw a picture sitting in my lap. Currently, all my projects go perfectly with my purple Jordana Paige Satchel, so Beth and I felt the need to capture the shot to share.

Monday, October 02, 2006

A sick boy and his kitty...

DH did have the drains removed today and is resting quite a bit more comforably. His energy levels are up as well, and he is on the road to a full recovery.