Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Where Have I Been??

Wow. I'm whooped. In 5 days, I've been in 10 states, and I'm supposed to get up bright and early in the morning to drive to Tennessee. I made it back to Michigan tonight, but unfortunately my luggage didn't, so I might be putting off that trip another day. The last two hours of the trip are all on curvy highways, and I don't want to drive that at night when I'm tired. It's a really fun drive - You feel like a racecar driver on all those hills!!

I didn't check my email for several days, and I must say that I was floored by the number of comments that I've gotten in that time. I just love comments.. they really make me happy. Each and every one of them! Because of that, I always try to leave comments on someone else's blog when I read it, even if I don't have time to say something more than, "That looks pretty." There's something nice about knowing that someone reads the words that you put out there.

I have zero pictures to post, although I swear there's been knitting! I finished about half of my first adult sized sweater on the trip, although on the plane back tonight I got the sinking feeling that I might have to rip out the sleeve that's 90% done. It just seems like it's going to be waaaaay to big. I think I miscounted rows somewhere and added in one (or ten!) extra. (I've actually taken pictures, but since the sweater is made is black wool is just looks like a blob of material at the moment.) I'm pretty much spot on gauge, so I think I just flat out screwed up the pattern somewhere.

The road trip from Michigan to LA was surprisingly fun. It was nice to spend time with The Boyfriend when he wasn't studying for the bar exam, and when I wasn't trying to read for class. It made us remember why we're together in the first place. We spent three days driving, one day in LA buying him a new car, and the last day we drove up PCH and went to Malibu. He knows the way to my heart is through the beach. Five whole, uninterrupted days with each other was exactly what we needed.

Funniest experience from the road trip: On the second night we stopped in Beaver, Utah at a really nice little hotel that was recently remodeled. There was a soap dispenser in the shower for "Body, Hair, and Bath" soap. I tried to pay The Boyfriend $1 to wash his hair with it, but suddenly he was a shampoo snob & could only use my Pantene.

12 comments:

Opal said...

Ten states in 5 days? Oy. I'm glad you enjoyed it though. :-)

KnitTech said...

Hate to rip back after it's mostly done. Items have sat in time out for that crime.

Anita O said...

MI to CA, wow what a trip! You commented on my hair scarf. It does stay, amazingly, and I used Sinfonia!

Carrie Penny said...

Wow long trip! Glad you have had fun, that is one of the things we enjoy about visiting my family is the drive there, not so much the one home...

Denise said...

Hi Amanda, I hadn't realized you'd gone on a trip! Sounds tiring, 10 states in 5 days! I'm plodding on with socks. Looking forward to seeing more of your knit pics.
:-)

Shelley said...

Sorry about your sweater sleeve. Hopefully you won't have to pull out too much of it. Have great fun being a race car driver, but don't get caught speeding. ;)

http://staciesadventures.blogspot.com said...

Oh, I hate that sinking feeling when it seems like something is going to have to be ripped out--but having done it majorly a few times now, I think it's always better afterward. Hope you're finding that knitting with black yarn isn't making you go blind!
~Stacie

bobbi said...

I would love to drive to LA, took a train once, it was wonderful. talk about being alone with someone.

Ava said...

cross-country road trip in this weather? Oy!

Sarah said...

You're popular! Hope you had fun.

Donna said...

Hi Amanda, Wow 10 states in five days. Must be a record or something. I hat ripping too, but sometimes you just must!

Jen said...

That is quite the road trip!

I love that you tried to pay the boyfriend a $1. That is so something I would do too!

Have a great weekend! :)