Friday, February 10, 2006

It Has Begun

The Knitting Olympics (and the real Olympics) have begun. I had to work today, so I didn't get to cast on until after supper. I've started my Pomatomus socks, and I am on row 6 of the pattern chart. So far, so good. It's not a bad pattern to follow. It's quite easy once you get going. (I say that now but that may change once I get further than 6 rows in!) Tomorrow I think we are off on a road trip to see this:

It's a 2003 Peterbilt, newly painted a few days ago. We have someone who wants to drive our "Nana Big Truck". (We always call Sunbury trucks banana trucks when we see them on the highway. The littlest one calls ours the "Nana Big Truck", so we all call it that.)

This truck was a former Sunbury truck that was owned by a husband and wife team long haul drivers. This truck will remain with the company that it's with now, doing the same thing it's doing now. Hopefully the person will pass the company's screening. I don't think it will be a problem. We are finalizing everything with the other company that the Pete will be on with (provided we decide to go for it). It just wasn't going to pay to trade the International in on another truck, and this way Travis may only have to long haul again for three years-ish. This truck, our Dodge, and the Pete would all be paid off within a few months of each other. Then he should be able to put the Pete on with the International and have two trucks with Atlantic. That accident last June just put us so far in debt, and we've never gotten any compensation from it. We are supposed to know by Wednesday if the company insurance is going to give us anything or not. If it's a no (or if it's not enough) then I will call the lawyer's office again and see what we can do. I hate to do it, but we've got two small kids to look after.

I won't be able to work on Pomatomus on the road trip tomorrow. No way I can follow a chart without hurling. I will take Darren's socks and a swatch of some Fortissima Socka that I am working on for the store. I am using some leftovers from Logan's socks to make it. It's nice to have a sample of how the stripes knit up for customers to see. It's so hard to tell what the yarn looks like knit up just by looking at the skein!

I had been bidding on some Confetti sock yarn on eBay, but I was outbid. I'm not going to rebid. I am bidding on three balls of Sockotta right now. I will see how that turns out. I'm also watching some yarn that I am interested in for making my Sockapalooza socks. I want to start them after the Olympics and have them finished by the end of March.

Happy knitting!


Blogger Katie said...

I'm glad your Pomatomuses are pretty easy! I started Mariah last night and stayed up till about midnight.. Afraid there will be Many More Nights like that for the next 16 days...

4:51 PM  
Blogger JessaLu said...

I can't follow a chart and not get puky in the car :o( Drastically cuts back on the knitting time, doesn't it?

1:52 AM  
Blogger candsmom said...

I had to laugh at your comment about following a chart while driving and hurling because I'd be green and nauseated, too! I'm not one of those who can knit on long drives, either. I love the Pomatomus pattern and can't wait to see yours knitted up! Take care, Lexa! :-)

3:37 AM  

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