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I live the jetset life

February 28th, 2007

Almost ready to send off

Because we could not replace the tires on the car yesterday, and it’s barely driveable without doing so, and because we had bought those Air Canada trial airpasses in January, wherein you can fly to several destinations as much as you like for one up front fee (already paid), but only on tuedays and saturdays, I woke up in Vegas this morning.

I’m looking at it this way:

1. The cost of 4 nights in a hotel is less than the cost of gas to drive 10 hours roundtrip in our jeep, with the part time 4 wheel on part of the day because the roads are awful.

2. I discovered yesterday that the latest FedEx dropoff time in Sweetgrass Montana, the border town, is 11am.

3. This way, I’m actually using some of the airpass before it expires next week.

4. With the highly oxegenized rooms, I’m really wide awake at 7am and ready to finish off these projects before noon, and then go out and have a walk, some lunch (sushi?) and some window shopping. We’re not going to mention the slot machines.

This whole 24 hours has been weird for me for many reasons. First of all, I’m a Planner. I plan, and then I plan what to plan, and then I plan how to plan, and then I plan some more. So, when yesterday, it became all too clear that driving to Montana was no longer an option, I did kind of do the panic dance. Followed by inhaling a Skor bar.

Secondly, I don’t live a glamorous enough life to be throwing clothing in a suitcase to catch a just-reserved flight in less than 2 hours. I’m not good at that! See above, re: planning.

So. Anyhow. I’m here. Fairly sleepless and full of the conviction that I will get what I need to finish done this morning! Yay!

A Royal cardigan

(It just struck me that the little sign says “Experience the Perfect Cup of Coffee”. That sounds way better than opening a second can of Diet Pepsi. Urgh.)

Here’s a little look at my current to do list:

1. Sew seams on Royal cardigan. Finish edges with border (optional).
2. Put ties on pink cardigan.
3. Finish the cami I started on the plane.
4. Finish Red Rover.

Easy. I give it 3 hours and then I’m done done done.

#3 is turning out really cute. I’m using some more store stock that I bought, Curious Creek Oban in Plum Thunder. We only had two skeins left, and y’all know how much I adore Kristine and her gorgeous yarns. So. Cami. It’s constructed of square motifs running down the front and the back. Then, the main body of the piece is crocheted from side to side with a little bit of shaping in the front. On the plane, I started and finished the front, and got a good way through the back.

#1 is in the photo above. It needs a few good seams. It could also use a front edging, but as it does look fine the way it is, and as I left the rest of the yarn at home, I think it’s going to have to stay how it is.

And, #4, I’m not hugely thrilled with right now. It needs underarm seams and a front band. And I did indeed bring the yarn.

I also have to write up a shot list, but that can be done tonight or tomorrow morning. So. I better stop procrastinating/waking up and get to work.

The question of the day remains: will I be able to find a reasonably cheap way for Sandra to join me here tonight or tomorrow?

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