Winter again

We took a delivery from Texas to California. It was cool and windy in Texas, but California was beautiful. We delivered in California and took a load heading to Utah. The weather is back to winter here in the state of Utah. We are sitting in a truckstop on I-80 west of Salt Lake City, and the snow is coming down and blowing sideways. There is probably 3 inches on the hood of our truck and the trailer next to us probably has close to three times that amount. YUK!!!!

We are heading to Chehalis, WA and then to Sequim, WA to deliver on Friday unless DH decides that we want to go to Ellensburg to this festival that is going on this weekend. We went the first year they had the Cowboy gathering and it was pretty good. It’s grown quite a bit and as a result the prices have increased, but the number of more well known names has decreased. Now I realize that one of the goals of festivals like this is to support and showcase local talent, but I haven’t heard of most of the local talent, and where the venues around town were free a couple of years ago, you now have to pay $20 a day to go from place to place to hear the different acts. I don’t have a real problem with that, except it was a lot of fun to go from venue to venue and I don’t think that we’ll pay to do that this year.

I got some pictures of one of the FO’s that I’ve been talking about. I knitted a pair of mitts for my oldest son’s girlfriend. I measured her hands at Christmas time and have been carrying them around with me since I got them done shortly after New Year’s day. We made a delivery near Dallas (where she lives) last week and so we got together for lunch with her and I gave them to her. I also was able to photograph them actually on her hands…. The yarn is Lorna’s Laces and the pattern was mostly made up as I went along with the directions for the thumb taken from a mitten pattern that I have.

I have it on good authority that she really likes them. Continue reading


I finally got some pictures

I want to start this post out with thanking everyone for their nice comments about my lamenting the fact that I don’t know who reads my blog…a lot of you told me that you read and that makes me feel really good.  Thanks for the comments!!

I am not going to apologize for not posting…I haven’t had any pictures and not a lot to say.  We’ve spent a lot of time in the last couple three weeks in really crappy weather and I haven’t been able to take any pictures of the wip’s or FO’s  (The Tulip cardigan, some fingerless mitts for Lauren, some baby socks in Lorna’s laces) because the light has been really crap or it’s been raining or blizzarding, so no knitting pictures.  I do have pictures of snow and passes and husband chaining up the truck because we were on Vail pass and the roads were bad.

While in the snow, we spent three days in Eagle, Colorado because we delivered there and then, because it’s in the middle of nowhere (125 miles west of Denver) our company didn’t have any loads for us.  I looked and looked for some, actually found two that fell through, and then we drove to Denver and got a load last Friday going to Arizona.  One of the benefits of being in that part of Colorado are all of the ski areas and the resorts for said ski areas.  You pass several traveling I-70 east and west and can see all kinds of snow related activities. all kinds of housing for the resorts  and strange houses that are perched on the side of mountains with excellent views that make you think of a spaceship or something.

I wish I had some knitting pictures.  I have been doing quite a lot of it, just not documenting it.  I am knitting a dog sweater because our poor little Jack Russell freezes when she goes outside.  I may have to knit her some sock booties as well because she goes out in the snow and then ends up trying to lift her feet off the ground by sitting up or going onto her front feet with her back feet off the ground, it’s the strangest thing.  Anyway, she’s about got a sweater that actually looks like a sweater with a placket and buttons and sleeves.  When I get it done, I will have her model it, LOL and give you the specs on it.

When you think of Arizona, especially southern Arizona, what do you think of?  Do you picture ice and snow and blizzard conditions?  Nope….me either, but that is exactly what we were in within 30 miles of the Mexican border yesterday.  I normally think that if we are going to Arizona it will be warmer than wherever we have been recently, especially this time of year.  Not so the case.  It was slushy, mushy, rainy and snowing from Globe down to Hereford (3 miles from the Mexican border) where we made a delivery yesterday.  Granted, it’s back to what I consider normal this time of year, but yesterday was just weird and so not what I was looking forward to in getting to go to Arizona. Continue reading

It’s a leeetle Icy

We’re on our way to make a delivery, although we really aren’t moving right now. We’re sitting in a little bitty truck stop about 80 miles from our delivery. We are in Iowa, and the freezing rain has begun. I will have to get up with DH when he gets up before the crack of dawn because he’s going to need some company if the roads are bad. Hopefully we won’t get the forcasted 1/4 inch of ice, up to 1/2 inch of sleet and the 2 to 5 inches of snow on top of the sleet and ice. Hopefully we are far enough north that it will be the snow of 5-8 inches instead. Somehow….I DON’T THINK SO! It’s already raining and the truck next to us has a coating of ice on his hood. Sound like fun? SO NOT FUN!!!  This is one of the few things that I don’t like about this job.  The bad weather is not my favorite.

I’ve been working on some stealth knitting using Cider Moon Glacier in the Bison color way. It’s a gift for my oldest son and it’s really not all that secret, cuz I don’t think he even knows I have a blog, but we’ll keep it quiet just the same. I’m also still working on the socks for my mom. Loving the yarn (Cider Moon Glacier in the June Carter color way) and the pattern of the socks, hating the heel. I’ll get through it, I just don’t like the slip stitch heels and the pattern of Wendy’s, from Wendy Knits that I’m using, calls for it. I’m using the Loopy Laces pattern that Wendy designed and the pattern is loverly.

I am also still working on the scarf for DH using Knit Picks Gloss.  It’s in a chocolate brown and tan, and I really need to get it done, although it’s some smaller than it should be, cuz, ummmm, I didn’t consider yarn and used what I wanted to and not what it called for and I didn’t swatch and well, it’s purty!

I guess if I am going to be called upon to get up at 0’dark thirty, I better go to bed.  Mayhap I shall have some pictures for you tomorrow.  I will try to get some of the knitting, or the ice or something.

This doesn’t bode well….a salt truck/snow plow just left to hit the roads.  At least they are out and taking care of it as it happens.