Saturday, January 23, 2010

New Ride

Before we knew for sure that our truck loan was approved we went to the valley to the place where we bought the black Pete to look at one they had that was in our price range.

These are definitely NOT in our price range at the moment. These ones are brand new. I think the headlights are quite funny looking on the new ones. Hard to tell in the picture cuz it's small but the headlights are only attached to the grill and are free flowing in the back. Dunno, they just look weird to me.

So this is the one we are getting for sure. She's in the paint shop now being transformed to white. Too bad we couldn't have left her this way, it's a nice paint scheme. This one is a 2004 Peterbilt 387. (Our old one was a 2003 Peterbilt 379.)

Hubs driving a big truck for the first time in a month.

We took it for a highway drive, and she wasn't too bad. There are some things that have to be fixed on her that they knew about already and had on a list. Hubs pointed out a few other things, but I think most of it is small stuff. She should be ready to pick up next week.

I made a super quick pair of socks for Hubs. These are Thujas, made with Briggs & Little Tuffy in granite with red mix cuffs, heels, and toes. Started these on January 19 and finished them on the 21st. Socks on bigger needles with worsted weight yarn sure go fast. I upped the needle to 4.5mm to make these a bit looser, he usually wears a pair of store bought socks under the hand knit work socks. I don't know if it was the bigger needles or the fact that I used bamboo dpns or a combination of both, but my hands didn't bother me knitting these socks. Usually knitting socks with B&L bothers my hands, but I normally am using smaller, metal needles. Ravelry details here.
I've got more B&L to make him another pair or two. A few years back I made him a bunch of works socks out of Shetland Chunky, and I think they are all worn through now. He may have one pair left, I'm not sure.
Happy knitting!

3 Comments:

Blogger Donna M said...

Congrats on the new truck and the super fast pair of socks!

10:20 AM  
Blogger Shelley said...

Yes, congrats on the truck! The socks look great, and it might be that you were using the larger needles that helped your hands not to hurt.

10:36 PM  
Blogger Frieda said...

Congratulations on the new ride ! I bet you're both happy to get things back to normal . Good luck !

Nice socks too ! I have some Briggs & Little that I bought a few years ago on a trip to New Brunswick . Still waiting to be used , these look like good idea for more husband socks .

8:49 AM  

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