Sunday, August 10, 2008

Ready for a road trip?

I've been neglecting the blog due to the fact that I'm getting ready for my cross country move slash road trip. Since I've decided that I'm going to blog about it whenever I can find internet, here's the cast of characters.

me, of course

Since you're reading this you probably know about me, so I'll just move on.

my mom

momknits

My mom is lovely enough to come out and do the drive with me, so she'll be in on the adventure too.

Java

Java

She's wondering why I keep putting all the fun stuff in those cardboard boxes and arranging them in the living room instead of playing with her.

Pan

Initially Pan was not available for comment since he was busy hiding under the bathtub due to thunderstorms.

hidden Pan

But tonight he came out for a brief break from the hiding. He is a little scared but ready for the big trip since he hears Seattle has less thunderstorms.

Pan

the iPhone

iPhone

My new iPhone has agreed to lend its services, including Google Maps, to make the road trip less likely to end in disaster when my mom tells me we're going "in the right general direction".

CTHGSY



Yes, my sock yarn boyfriend is still around and will be moving out west with me.

So, with less than two weeks to go, I'm frantically throwing everything in sight into boxes. The yarn is already packed save a few balls for socks on the road and a couple of WIPs. I packed my books too so my choices of socks to knit are limited to the internet and Knitting Vintage Socks.

I can only hope you're all looking forward to my trip as much as I am. The current plan is to hit the following states: Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania (day 1), Ohio, Indiana, Illinois Hi MJ! (day 2), and then in some combination of not-yet-planned days Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming, Utah, Idaho, and finally Oregon.

If anyone knows any good yarn stores in Omaha or Salt Lake City let me know! We'll be on I-80 most of the way, I think, so if there's anything good near I-80 in Wyoming let me know about that too - I don't see any cities labeled on the big Google Map.

Listening to: 1979 ~ Smashing Pumpkins, Credence ~ Opeth

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8 Comments:

Blogger Alcariel said...

Omaha yarn store to go to would be Personal Threads. Let us know when you get a little bit closer, and the Lime & Violet girls will arrange to ambush you there!

Carin/Alcariel

8:29 PM  
Blogger IrishgirlieKnits said...

Yay for coming home to the west coast!! Have a safe and fabulous road trip!!

9:12 PM  
Blogger cici said...

wow what a line up... sounds like you got everything for a great trip..I wonder how many socks you can make in this trip:D

2:51 AM  
Blogger Stacey said...

I did that trip in the opposite direction (OR to MA)last fall! I know there are huge billboards in KS (we had to head south for awhil) for a yarn store!

Beware of I-80 in WY - easily the dullest part of the trip! But enjoy the rest - I miss OR so much!

5:43 AM  
Blogger Bonnie said...

Bon voyage! I am looking forward to reading all about your trip. Here's hoping for no car troubles, no cat troubles, and lots of great sight-seeing and sock knitting.

6:18 AM  
Blogger grumperina said...

Good luck with your cross-country trip! Are your kitties traveling in the car with you, or going a separate way? I ask because my kitty would not make a pleasant travel companion for sure, hehe. All meow, all the time!

3:08 PM  
Blogger She Knits Socks said...

I'm interested in reading about your travels. My sister lives in Oregon, she used to live in Seattle. I visited her in both places and I would move there Tomorrow if I could. Here's hoping your trip is smooth and uneventful.

4:48 PM  
Blogger rita said...

You have some wonderful travel companions! I didn't have much luck when moving with my kittehs; they both howled and barfed the entire way.

Lucky for me, though, it was only 25 miles!!!

Enjoy this trip of a lifetime, and knit knit knit! It's good for stress.

5:16 AM  

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