Goin to Kansas City…Kansas City Here We Come

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I’m goin’ to Kansas City, Kansas City, here I come
Yes, goin’ to Kansas City, Kansas City, here I come
They got a crazy way a-knittin’ an’ a I wanna get me some

I was standing on the corner, of 12th Street and Vine
Yeah, standing on the corner, of 12th Street and Vine
With my Kansas City woman in a sweater knit so fine

Well I might take a plane, I might take a train
If I have to walk, I’m going there just the same
I’m going to, Kansas City, Kansas City, here I come
They got a crazy way a-knittin’ an I wanna get me some
Oh yeah

If you woulda bought the pattern, could belong to you
If you come to Knitting in the Heartland, could belong to you
It’s mine all mine, no matter what I do

Well I might take a plane, I might take a train
If I have to walk, I’m goin’ there just the same

I’m goin’ to Kansas City, Kansas City, here I come
They got a crazy way a-knittin’ an I wanna get me some
They got a crazy way a-knittin’ an I wanna get me some
They got a crazy way a-knittin’ an I wanna get me some!
Yeah!

Actual, non-butchered lyrics here. Sorry, Al.

Yep. We’re packed! We’re ready to go! We leave the house at 8 tomorrow am and get in at around 4 K.C. time. The gracious Jo and Teri are picking us up from the airport and wisking us off to meet up with the rest of the committee at misknits, and then we’re all going to dinner. (I’m already planning my dinner order!) ;) This is going to be SO much fun! I haven’t had a total immersion knitting weekend in a WHILE.

I’ve been really working hard this week to prepare…and today I also judged a sort of science fair for grad students. I had to be there at 10. I had planned to get up with Nate when he left this morning, but I had loaned my alarm clock to our houseguests. Fortunately, Mom came over to watch Maize at 9:30, so I was at least able to jump up, comb my hair, and get there in time.

She had to wake me up when she got here! I woke up from the deepest sleep seeing my mother standing over me…saying, “Stef, it’s time to get up.” It was so surreal. I thought I was back in junior high! I had no idea what was going on at ALL. Very Weird way to start the day.

After the science fair, they picked me up and we went to lunch and then we had to go to the store to buy diapers. I’m not sure how to manage 4 days’ worth of dirty cloth diapers on the road. No washer / dryer…I don’t even have enough diapers to GO 4 days. It took me a long time to pick out a package. Of course I forgot to go to the health food store and get the 7th Generation ones, so I had to get Huggies. It so long to decide because I’m not even sure how many we’ll need. Also…some say “Jumbo” on the pack, and I wasn’t sure if that meant like Jumbo PACK, or Jumbo THICK…like maxi pads vs mini pads? I ended up with something Jumbo for Sensitive Skin. We’ll see.

Another dumb thing is that my publisher is providing 50 copies of Fitted Knits for me to give away at the convention, and I had them sent HERE. SO. I’m trying to fit 75 pounds of books in my luggage. I had every one of our suitcases open at one point, trying to decide what combination of pounds of books in which of the suitcases made the most sense. I still don’t know if I’m making optimal use of luggage space per pound of book.

One thought on “Goin to Kansas City…Kansas City Here We Come

  1. Have fun in Kansas! Say hi to Dorothy and Toto for us! :)

    Just wanted to say I found Fitted Knits in my local Michael’s here in Downey, California! I stumbled on it by accident, and then remembered I still had a One Skein Wonder to knit. Oops… (I am such a bad knitter…)

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