Now, where have I been you say? Well.... I have been moving from California to an army base in Georgia. It has been a swirl of madness since the end of October and I thought it would never end! Luckily I didn't have to pack anything (thank you US Government) but I did have to drive my personal vehicles across the United States. My parents were very helpful and drove with me, along with my knitting assistant, Che. Poor little Che didn't seem to like the long drive, every time we got in the car he'd cry a bit because he wanted to be sitting on someone's lap and not his dog seat.
On the drive I saw lots of open country and it sure was pretty. I have never really gotten to see the leaves changing colors in fall so it was amazing to see all the reds, oranges and yellows of the trees along the highway. Lots of farms too, especially cotton fields. In Mississippi we found a lone Huddle House out in the middle of nowhere around lunchtime and stopped there to eat. Next to it was this picked over cotton field. I sat out on the grass, with Che, and ate my lunch while looking out at the cotton.
It is really amazing how blue the sky is when there is no smog! Just one of the things that surprised me on the trip. I was also noticed that most of the states I drove through are MUCH cleaner than California!!
Anyway, I spent a week driving through, I think, 8 states and woefully accomplished no knitting. My arms were just too tired at night. But I finally reached my destination and was happily reunited with my husband. So proud to see him in uniform every day! And yes, Che is wearing a handknit dog sweater. I realized 2 days before I left that I had packed up all his sweaters and knew it would be cold on our trip. So I hopped over to the nearest Joanns and bought some (cringe) acrylic yarn and hurriedly knitted a sweater for him.
And now I find myself here at my computer, finally able to start thinking about knitting and designing again! I have had a bit of knitting time in the last couple of weeks and am in the middle of a new sweater design. It is coming along well so far, and I hope to have the pattern ready by the end of December.
Happy Holidays and Happy Knitting!