Today was my first unaccompanied day in my new hometown. It was not particularly exciting, but I managed to find my way to the Naval Station without getting lost. Even better, I found my way back. I hit a drive-through Taqueria (finally, a real taco stand!) for lunch and checked out the local grocery store. I was pleasantly surprised. I may enjoy this tour after all - good food is important.
Tomorrow I am going to check out furniture stores, washers and dryers and I get to have one more look at the house. I'm going to bring a tape measure as well, to figure out how I'm going to arrange things and what I need to buy. (And what I will eventually but not immediately buy.) School starts on Thursday. Back to the grind and all that...
My last trip commentary items:
Peace is going to be my March project, but in the meantime I needed a non-taxing project, so Alicia came out. It's been an excellent choice. My cousin drove half of the eight hour drive from Atlanta to Baton Rouge and all of the way from Baton Rouge to Houston. She claimed it was because I had already done a lot of driving and had more in front of me, but I think she needs to be in control even more than me, and it meant more knitting time, so I didn't object. I finished the back and both fronts and joined them in a three needle bind-off.
I shortened the body of the jacket based on the shop sample I tried on at Knit Happens. I tried this on after I joined the shoulders and I am very happy with the fit. I am now on Sleeve Island:
I will finish this tonight (this whole big yarn thing is pretty cool after working with 4-ply and sock yarn!) and cast on for the second sleeve tomorrow. Who knows, there might be an FO by Monday!
Also, I put up a Photo Album of my tour of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. There are a bunch I didn't share one the blog, so go take a look. Then read this Washington Post article. Then go donate some more money or time or something because the money's 2/3 gone and this still has to be fixed, or at least cleaned up.