Thursday, March 16, 2006

F is for Ford

My Ford. My ski car, biking car, drive to work car, SCUBA dive in Mexico car, first car I've ever owned car, paid off car, gets 40 miles a gallon car. Yep, it's a Ford Escort.

My parents put down the down payment, and I made the payments. I paid it off. I got this car when I was in college, and I still have it 10 years later. I drove it from California to upstate New York, to Michigan, back through Nevada, and California. Driven it 10 hours south into Mexico. Used it as a field car in archaeology, and a camping car. Drove my kitty Muffin from California to New Mexico in it.

It's a good car. No real problems with it ever, just normal maintenance stuff. 130,000 miles on it. And did I mention, 40 mpg? These days, no one can argue with that; it's a good car. Oh, and it looks much cooler with a 17 ft canoe strapped on top.

Right, on to some knittage:

This is the back of the IK Fall 05 'Drop Stitch Cardigan' that I started the other night. 14 inches so far, and tonight I'll begin the armhole shaping. You can see the waist shaping, and the wide ribbed bottom. I'm knitting it in 'Kasatanje' (or something like that) yarn that came in my recent yarn gift.

The yarn, I really like. Very soft and lofty. Bulky 100% wool. Single ply. Made in Finland. It makes a fabric that I'm really liking for this little cardi-jacket.


At 10:50 AM, Blogger Elizabeth said...

They could put you in a Ford commercial! That's what I call a ringing endorsement.

At 10:50 PM, Blogger Zonda said...

Wow! That is cool..all those miles and it looks great! Now a days you must LOVE that gas mileage!

Nice sweater so far...using your new yarn! :)

At 1:55 PM, Blogger Bezzie said...

The car I learned to drive in was a Ford Escort...I loved that little car.


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