Thursday, February 23, 2017

Knitting on the Road

Okay, this is one of my favorite parts of going on vacation. I knit. Ken drives. We listen to books on tape, enjoy the scenery, stop at whatever place we want to explore or hike, and then I can pick up my knitting again. Whenever I go on a trip, the first bag I pack is my knitting bag. I use a carpet bag -- a big carpet bag. It even has a tapestry of cats on outside. But I need a big bag like this for yarn, needles, markers, etc.

Now you may ask why did I pack so much yarn for only three weeks? Surely, I didn't expect to use all this yarn in that amount of time? First of all, it could happen. It didn't, but it could.

Second, what if my mood changes and I need to knit something else? And I mean NEED. Actually that did happen. I was working on the gray and black kitty hat and I had to stop to make a red lacy hat. I can't explain it, but I HAD to make a red lacy hat. It was calling to me, demanding me to stop my kitten hat and start the red hat. It was so fortunate that I had the red yarn and correct size of needles along.

I worked on five hats during the three weeks we were gone, and I finished two. I finished one of the other ones the day after I got home today. It was one of the pussy hats for a friend so I am not going to post a picture of that one. The fourth I hope to finish in the next day or two so I can post a picture of that.

Stay tuned for more information about our trip and my knitting projects.

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