Thursday, February 15, 2007

On the Road Again!

Sorry I have been so scarce. Left a week ago today for a work trip to Phoenix/Tempe. That didn't go so well. Had a home game on Tuesday and now I'm about to get on a plane to Las Vegas.

While that announcement makes most people say "AWESOME!" please let me explain why it makes me say "CRAP!"

** It's NBA All-Star weekend. We are staying in Henderson, Nev., and playing 4 of our 5 games on campus at UNLV, which is Strip-adjacent. This means we'll be spending way too much time on a bus going to-from our games.

** I don't like to gamble

** I do like to visit quilt shops and knitting stores but, remember the bus?, I am without transportation and therefore essentially locked in at the hotel/field.

** A hotel that probably won't have a workout room. Bastards.

As long as I'm whining, I'll also mention that I woke up yesterday morning with a cold. At least I've consumed about 2 liters of water already today!

I have been churning away on several knitting projects. I finished the next-to-last pair of Fuzzy Feet. Ginormous pair #2. These are for my friend Bill. Pen included for scale

Yep. They're huge. Hopefully they felt nicely. I'm looking forward to being done with this Fuzzy Foot experiment. Just the re-knit of my dad's pair left to go.

What is this, you ask? Well, I placed a KnitPicks order a few weeks ago. This is their Memories yarn (Yukon colorway) being worked up into their Slipper Socks pattern. I'm a fan so far.

I also have yarn and needles at the ready to do their Come In From the Cold pattern as well.'

I have a pair of toe-up socks on the needles as well. (previously modeled here by Baxter Bear). As I continue to knit these socks, they continue to look HUGE. My stitch gague is accurate. I'm thinking I'll knit a little longer then revisit my decision. It's really bumming me out, actually. I keep drooling over all of this great sock yarn and can't get my sock mojo to cooperate.

I'm also itchign to sew again. My second Starr block of the month showed up while I was in Phoenix, and I have my M&Ms blocks due. Haven't even thought about those. Yikes!

Well, I need to get my work bag packed up and ready to roll for today's adventure. I remembered to pack my Roaming Tigger so maybe I'll get some photos from the field in Vegas. Happy All-Star Weekend! :)

1 comment: said...

Grab a cab and go shopping!!!!!!!!!! Will miss you tomorrow