Many of you will recall, a long time ago,( when I went on more trips, or to events,) I asked a unknowing person to hold my yarn for my blog post. This guy was a terrific waiter at STITCH in OKC. We were far away from other tables, AND, we moved into the shade without asking. We all wore our masks. Clearly , dear waiter guy, you were a doll to participate but don’t think for a moment I didnt clean that yarn and those needles as soon as I got them back.
And Dear Waiter, you are not covering your nose. You have a lovely rather noticable nose, but it needs to be covered. What did I clean with? WEll, I had a darling bag, filled with
A roll of peper towels
Hand sanitizer gel
bottled water and soap.
THis bag went everywere with me. If we had to stop at a public bathroom, it came with me. I made fireman wear gloves pumping gas. THis bag was used before during and after the trip down to Oklahoma. IT seemed silly at times, (I also wiped every surface of a table we ate on, outside) but I am at peace knowing we took every precaution.
My friend drove here to Wisconsin from LA to see her brother and she was a font of knowledge. We were to turn off the a/c when we entered the hotel room. We could open the window then for fresh air. We started the AC when we left the room and by the time we came back 12 laters, we had a cool room and shut off the air. WE asked that no cleaning or hotel staff enter our room for our stay.
There were a few times when I reminded Fireman to put his mask on, and he said, “okay, that was the plan”. BUt he was tiring of it. Still, he complied.
I’ll fill you in on AL and WIll, and their awesome place. This was the longest we had gone without seeing Al. 10 months. Since Christmas. It was too too long. WE went because we feared Covid would get worse. We snuck in a glorious weekend of 70s and sunshine while it was rainly and cold here.
Any knitting started on the trip was a big blunder. I finally got to get started and get somewhere on my new shawl. ( Somewhere in Kansas that is, on the way home)
MIssing stitch markers, called for extreme mesaures. Two lifesaver gummies had to play the roll of markers. Now I am loving the new shawl. It is called Stevie shawl for Stevie Nicks. Its real 70s. I love it.
And then this happened after we arrived home safely. The drive is roughly 12 hours. That is 12 hours too long. While Oklahoma is a great place, oh I’m not going there today. Anyhow, I wore my shawl along the trip. It snuck into the wash last night and unraveled. Generally, I dip such things. It is okay. I will turn it into a pillow.
There’s tons more to chat about, but I have to catch up with all of you. We did not take computers along. We only had our phones.
The sun is shining. I know how many days till Christmas and I’ll see Al and Zach then or at New years!!!! Halloween is starting to sound like we need some radical fun. Anyone up for a ZOOM Halloween with me? MInimal costume required. You might just wear your pumpkin shirt, or sit by a pumpkin that we can all see.
I’d love to do that with you.