|That's Renee's cool Jeep in the background. I settled for|
that since neither she nor Denny wanted to be
in a picture.
we made another trip recently for that. While the front and back windows are not currently in the car, they came in a box with a lot of other spare parts. Oh and did I mention, it's "for me"? He's fixing it up so I can cruise around in it.
So, we got there by 1:00pm, loaded up and visited with Denny and Renee for a while, then we were on our way again...
Of course, I had my knitting in the car with me....
Lucy Hat! Just needs to be blocked (it's drying right now!) and the brim sewn up. Also worked on my Harumi Cardi. The only exciting thing to tell you is that I've knitted my 14" from the cast on and now I can start the lace pattern. Couldn't do this in the car since it involved lots of marking of stitches and looking at the pattern and I would have gotten nauseous.
We made our way 2 1/2 hours back toward home and stopped to stay overnight in Jamestown, NY.... the hometown of Lucille Ball! And let me tell you, she is EVERYWHERE. In a good, tasteful way.
This was my favorite one:
Jamestown was pretty at night too:
And here is a morning-after glimpse of the almost-disaster:
Now, Paul has unhitched trailers many, many, many a-time. The surface looked flat. He knows how cars on trailers work and when/how they roll. Usually. It may have been the fact that the car HAS NO ENGINE and therefore was not heavy up front to keep the trailer in place.
The next morning, we were on our way to make the 5 hour trip home, stopping here along the way for lunch:
Cracker Barrel in some time. I forgot what a old-time-candy-and-other-stuff-you-never-knew-you-always-wanted trap that place is! Luckily we were in a hurry to get back on the road, so I only got a little package of some coconut/chocolate candy. For my first (and only) lunch dessert. I could have done some serious damage if I lingered.
While checking the tie-down straps before getting on our way after lunch, I asked what this was:
It was a pretty ride back home through the southern tier of New York, passing through towns such as Friendship, Angelica, Cuba, Painted Post and Almond.
|Gorgeous view passing through Almond, NY. I would|
love to live here simply for the name.
The trip home was different knitting, since the Lucy Hat was done and I couldn't proceed with the cardi...
Simple SKYP Socks, (click there for the FREE pattern!) made with Shibui Knits sock yarn. They will look like this:
What I love about this SKYP pattern is that the top ribbing is only 10 rows, and it's in 2x2 rib (knit 2, purl 2). Usually, I sort of dread starting a sock, because my basic pattern is supposed to entail two inches of 1x1 rib which is about 20 rows. 1x1 rib on small needles with skinny yarn is somewhat tedious and makes me want to poke my eye out with one of my 6 extra Knitter's Pride needles. So, the beginnings of both socks went lickety split and now I will be on to the main stitch pattern on the leg.
Two more things and then I'm ending this marathon post...
I had heard about Siggi's yogurt some time ago, but hadn't been able to find it in my grocery store until today. It. Is. Yummy. Definitely pricier than other yogurt but I think it is worth it for a treat. Thick like Greek yogurt but really it's thick like Icelandic yogurt - where the maker is from. I tried the Orange & Ginger one today and loved it. Definitely recommend it if you can find it - I hear they have it at Whole Foods, which we don't have. I found it in the health food refrigerated section of Hannaford, which is nowhere near the regular yogurt refrigerated section.
And finally... I washed the cat/dog bed cover today, and threw Mandy and Phoebe for a loop. Mandy figured out how to lay on the bed anyway, despite it being folded up:
... and Phoebe went to her old standby:
|No, her bed didn't shrink - she if fluffier now that the cold|
weather is here.