Thursday, June 30, 2016

En Route.

I don't know how people who don't knit can stand to travel. This is the text exchange I had with Marc (at 1:35 ET) contemplating an almost two hour wait for my 3:20 flight.

Yep, two new projects! I started another summer cardigan while I waited. 267 stitches on size 1 needles is the kind of slow going just made for waiting in airports. Here's my progress by the time we took off. The guy next to me asked what I was making. A sweater, I replied, I have a ways to go. He smiled and said something about it being warm now so no rush. I didn't bother to tell him it's a summer sweater...short sleeves and cotton (and a very fine gauge).

for my inflight entertainment, I started a pair of Little Squirrel socks.

Happy to report my progress on size 4 needles with just 44 stitches is much faster and the cuff is now about two inches. my progress with Drums of Autumn is simply slow and steady...5-1/2 hours to go!

We landed just a few minutes late, I claimed my bag and took advantage of the empty bathroom (man, you gotta love the Madison airport - I've never been in an empty airport bathroom except for here) to snag a photo of my outfit.

Totally loving my new linen cardigan :-)


  1. I'm always amazed that I don't see people knitting when I'm waiting in airports. Once I was winding yarn by hand in the Denver airport and this tall cowboy (hat, boots, big belt buckle) offered to hold my skein while I wound. I wish I had a picture!

    You are the epitome of the well-put-together traveler in your new linen cardigan. Have a great time with Sara!

  2. I always used to knit when flying but these days it's reading only. Have a wonderful time!

  3. I love your outfit! I can't remember the last time I traveled without knitting and/or a book. Happy travels to you!

  4. Lovely!! Have a great time! The weather is FABULOUS for all sorts of fun!!

  5. When in doubt--over pack; just make sure it isn't ALL in the checked baggage [or at the other end of the plane if you are doing a carry on!] :-P

  6. Well, I don't fly often, but if I did knitting sounds like a great way to pass the time. And you look so stylish in your new cardigan! Hope you have a wonderful time with Sara!

  7. What a fun trip...thx for "taking" us along and I am so-o-o glad *we* didn't have to wait in line forever! The sweater is grand and looks lovely on you. Do enjoy and I'm impressed that you blogged on the way there!

  8. Lovely sweater and great flying companions!


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