Thursday, August 23, 2007

Been a long time...

Wow, I had no idea that it had been so long since I posted. I have been super busy with work, which is always good and it leads to less boredom. I went to the Nascar race in Michigan last weekend. We also camped out there. Well, it rained starting Saturday night and didn't quit until they ran the race on Tuesday... so camping was a bit wet and miserable at times. But we met some really awesome neighbors at the campground who really made the weekend worth it. I did get to see my first race which was really fun. It was a bit of a boring race, with only a few cautions... but I did get to see Jeff Gordon spin right in front of me while I stood at the rail. Amazing the wind those cars put off while they do 200 mph down the front stretch. It was cool. Anyway, here I sit in Laredo, TX after a long day of flying. Detroit to Akron-Canton to Greensboro, NC to Shreveport, LA to Zacatecas, Mexico(no hurricane, thank goodness!) back to Laredo, TX. Not too bad... Laredo's Fairfield in is my home away from home.

I will be going visit my family in MN next week, which will be nice. Actually have a little time to visit everyone instead of running like crazy... well, I'll still probably do that, but at least I'll have more time. Anyway, here is another thing I made a few years ago. I have a bunch more projects, but no pics yet!!

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Stitch 'n' B*tch

So last night I had the opportunity, FINALLY, to go over to Ann Arbor and meet up with some great women and do some knitting. We had a great time. It was nice to get away, not talk about only work and see what other people are working on. These women are amazing! Jackets, Hats, booties, socks, scarves, shawls, lace patterns, sweaters... it goes on and on!! I'm such a novice yet and have so much to learn! Yea! I might get together with one very nice woman, also named Kate, this weekend if I'm in town. That will be nice.

So here I sit, waiting for another trip. I'm number one, yet again. Come on... show me the money, and the flight time!! hee hee. I hope everyone has a great day!

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

All my projects as of lately...

So I'm still waiting for a trip. I'm stuck on the wrong side of the clock right now. Go to bed around 5 am, sleep until 2 or 3 or 4 in the afternoon! My job will do that to you!! Crazy madness!! But here is what I've been doing with my knitting time.

Little Baby Feet

Praying Hands

Star with USA underneath

Heart Baby Blanket

Dragonfly Dishcloth

Monday, August 6, 2007

Another crazy day!!

So there is nothing like sitting at home @ 12:50 am and the pager goes off... now your 14 hour day begins(ok so it won't be that bad today). Quickly get dressed, finish packing and head out the door. Show up at 1:30am, wait for the freight to show up.... and wait.... and wait... Ok, now it's 430am and the freight has arrived. Now its raining and its time to load. Almost 4,000 lbs of greasy, gooky(if that's a word) parts for GM Transmissions that need to go to a plant in Buffalo, NY so they don't have to shut down their plant! Easy flight to Buffalo, easy off load, and have to wait 25 minutes for a clearance back because the computers are messing up. Ok, now we can go. On our way, yea! Finally back to YIP(Detroit area). Ah now it's 730 am, the sun is up, its just a bit foggy. Time to go to bed, yea right, if only I could wind down. Ok, 930 am, time to sleep.... finally. Wake up around 5pm, what a weird life. But it's exciting and fun and I wouldn't trade it right now. Keeps me on my toes:) Thanks for reading the rant today. Sometimes you just need to type it out!

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Another day...

So here I sit in Detroit... bored, just waiting for my next trip. I'm number one, (yes I know you all love me) on the board at work, meaning that the next trip out that my company gets, I get to fly! OH YEA! Love the flight time, hate the heat. Our planes have no air conditioning, so when it is 90 outside, it's about 150 degree's inside that plane... talk about swamp a$s! But not much else is going on. I'm on a '17 days in a row' type of work week, or weeks, as it turns out. Can't wait for that to be over. Only 2 weeks left! Oh yea!

On the knitting side of things, I'm working on a KAL that looks like a dolphin or fish of some kind. I am getting ready to send out a gift to a friend who just had a baby... which reminds me, I need to take a picture of that before it goes out! Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Thursday, August 2, 2007


So I'm new to the whole "blogging" phenomenan that is going on! But I'm going to try my best. I travel extensively and this is probably a great way to keep in touch with my family and friends and share my knitting adventures.

I love to knit, but am keeping it simple (in my eyes) for a bit. Here a few pics of stuff I've done. I am newly knitting dishcloths and will be sending some over seas to my uncle and people he is serving our country with. I knit blankets for new arrivals into our world and my friends and family are keeping me very busy!! ;)

I'm going to do my best to keep up with my blog... I guess we'll see! Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!