Wednesday, August 23, 2006
New Mexican sunsets
I’m in Albuquerque this week. Working crazy hours and not really enjoying myself too much. It took me forever to get here on Sunday. I left the house at 1:00 and didn’t get to my hotel until 8:30. That is NOT going to happen again because I decided I am not going to travel on Sundays anymore. Ha! I am going to leave Monday – get paid for my travel time and then work Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday and leave Friday.
I am definitely not used to this travel for work thing. Anyone out there travel for work weekly? Any advice?
I packed lots of knitting –
1. a Clapotis that I started using some gorgeous sky blue yarn I got at the Sheep and Wool – I hate to say it – but I don’t remember the name of the place I got it from. It didn’t have a tag and I forgot to write down the name of the place. Oh well – I’ll just look for her again next year.
2. the Flower Basket Shawl – I’m using a fingering weight Alpaca in charcoal gray. (This is after trying to use lace weight and nearly pulling out my hair when I dropped a stitch!)
3. the mittens I started at the last Sunday in the Salon at Woolwinders – but duh! I forgot to pack the pattern!!) – I’m using left over wool from other projects.
4. My magic loop sock. I am using the gorgeous handspun from Mindseyeyarn – which I totally love.
I haven’t had much time for knitting anything though! Except for the plane ride – where I knit on the Clapotis for 4 hours straight – I really haven’t had much time. Weekly travelers – let me ask you another question…. Do you have time to knit? I found that I get out of work – go to dinner and by the time I get back to the hotel – it’s nearly time to go to sleep!
I spoke to my hubby last night and he said my older dog Bailey is taking me being gone really hard. He is acting up – (ate one of my knitting needles, ate puppies food and threw up!) which he normally never does. He said the puppy (Hurley) is also acting weird – instead of being his normal rambunctious self – he’s been quiet and laying in his bed – instead of wanting to play constantly like he usually does. It’s like the two dogs switched places!
I feel so bad that they miss me! My husband – put me on speaker phone and told me to talk to the dogs – well they apparently heard me and they both perked up and started wagging their tails and looking around.
I miss my boys!!
I did have a good dinner last night - went to a place called El Pinto and had some New Mexican cuisine. Pretty tasty! I wish I had gotten done sooner - I would have tried to find the Albuquerque sit and knit. I didn't get back to the hotel until 8:30! I swear - I have no idea what happens to the time out here.
Oh well - there's always next week.
I miss everyone back east!!