Sunday, June 8, 2014

There and Back Again

I've driven for about 18 hours the past three days.  I lost track of how much coffee I was drinking after cup 3 on day one.  I know I drank coffee at 11:00PM both nights I was away, I know I fell asleep by midnight anyway.  But it was a good trip. And now I'm back home, in my room, with my dog.
I decided to bring Mottled Daydream with me, for those of you who were wondering, but it didn't get knit on at all.  Instead I was tempted by the lovely Ella, just published a few days ago by Hannah Fettig, who's been one of my favorite designers since I started knitting.  I'm knitting it in Red Heart cotton crochet thread (that for some reason I have 3000 yards of, what was I thinking?!) and I'm liking it so far.  I've had bad luck, historically, with knitting cotton sweaters, and I really wonder if this will work in cotton, but I need something summery and easy.

So far it's a really fun knit. I haven't had a whole lot of knitting time the past couple of days, but my knitting load has lightened up just a little right now, and this is a nice break.  I want to try to be the kind of knitter that knits before bed every night, and I think this will be a good bedtime project. 

Also I am a terrible planner and it was 25 degrees cooler where I was going than I planned, so I had to get up crazy early on Saturday to try and find some kind of wrap before I had to be at work.  (I am so disappointed in myself: I went back and forth for three days debating whether or not to bring a shawl, and I decided not to because, "there's no way I'll need one, it's summer!"  Stupid Kat.)  I found this at the third place I tried, and paid a ridiculous amount for it, but it kind of saved my sanity.  And I'm a sucker for florals.

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