When you go on a trip, do you usually drive, fly, or take a train or bus? We usually drive. I dislike flying and my husband dislikes driving so there was always a long discussion on how we would travel. But that was before audiobooks were invented. Listening to a book makes the time fly by and now my husband drives most of the way while I knit. Perfect! Fortunately, I don't get carsick while I knit and E is usually content with the laptop in the backseat. Now if I could only figure out a way to dispense snacks to everyone without having to stop knitting...
Today was the first time I wore my Green Gable. A friend at church complimented me on how I looked and commented on the color of my sweater, but didn't ask if I had made it. That was a success to me! Later at the grocery store, someone did ask if I knitted my sweater. It turns out she recently bought the pattern and had just ordered the yarn for it. A positive debut ... And thanks for the suggestions to wash it. I had blocked it, but washing it again did help the scratchy feeling.
While I was knitting GG, I didn't know if I wanted to knit another garment or not. I'm usually better with short projects, and that one took a bit longer than I'd like. But I think I've caught the bug. The Ribby Shell was going well so I also cast on for Boogie. Boogie is an experiment. I'm seeing if I can knit it in the round instead of flat (so far, so good). I've changed the gauge and had to figure out how many stitches to cast on. And it's being knit from a recycled sweater. These two projects and the scarf in the picture on the right will all go with me on our trip. (I got the idea for this scarf on Patricia's blog. She's knitting hers in yarn that looks like it feels great!) I may even take my socks. With all that knitting, you would think we're driving to the moon!
School is starting soon for many people. I hope you all enjoy your last days of summer vacation!