Sunday, January 06, 2008

On Knitting In The Car...

As you all know, I have spent quite a bit of time as a passenger in the car over the last 5 days.  

My car knitting is a little strange, which keeps me from being a particularly efficient car knitter. I don't get car sick or anything (I can and do even knit without looking), but I spend a lot more time thinking about knitting than actually doing it.

It's weird, I spent almost the entire time in the car thinking about pulling it out of my bag, and if I manage to get that far, I just end up sitting there with the knitting on my lap.  

Knowing this, you won't be surprised that I didn't get a ton of knitting done on our 4 state road trip.  

During the flat expanse from northern Nevada to southern Oregon I did manage to get the the heel turned on some plain vanilla socks I started the day before we left.  Before the day was through I even finished the entire foot and toe decreases.  

The toe grafting had to wait though, because while I did remember to bring a Chibi with me, I didn't think I'd make so much progress, so the Chibi was locked in the trunk.  

The following morning I grafted the first toe and cast on for the cuff of the second sock.  I worked on the cuff of the second from Portland to home, which meant that I could start and finish the heel flap and turn yesterday.  I'm already most of the way down the foot of the second one.  At this rate, I should be done by Monday. 

The thing that surprises me most is that I managed to actually knit in the car, instead of just thinking about it. 


Emily said...

They look like Valentines!

(I did just come from Wal-Mart where I saw that all the Valentine Candy arranged on its own aisle. This might have had a little bit of an influence on me.)

Linda said...

I love those socks! What yarn are they? The colors, the striping, the knitting talent - all wonderful!

JessaLu said...

Pretty socks! :o)

I totally understand about the car knitting - I do the same thing! ;o)