Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Car Knitting

Very early tomorrow morning, we will pile into the van for the trip to Hearst. The grand kids are heading home and we are heading to the trailer for the rest of the summer.

A twelve hour drive means lots of DS games for the kids and lots of knitting for Grandma.

I started a little cardi for Abigail. The vision is a short-sleeved, buttons-only-at-the-top, summer cardi, knit with stash yarn. Specifically, Cottonella by Novita.
A 50/50 cotton-acrylic split, long discontinued, I'm sure. The purple, I purchased on sale, years ago, and the white I came across in a yarn swap just this past year. There is enough white to do some decorative striping at the yoke, the rest of the cardi will be purple. (This project should be a hit with Abi's Dad as the colours are UWO colours- his Alma Matre.)

The yarn, being rationed by it's discontined-ness, means the length of the sweater is up in the air. I will knit the sleeves first. The body will be as long as the yarn holds out. I am racing to get to the separation of body and sleeves to make the car knitting easier.

Our drives are usually boring enough that lots of knitting gets done. With a 7 and 9 year old in the back seat, I'm expecting interruptions. How much knitting can get done in public washrooms? In a couple of days, I'll know.


Unknown said...

Have a great time! And there's no harm in knitting in public washrooms...hehe!

Sel and Poivre said...

Hope your trip is safe and productive! You must be well on your way by now!

freshisle said...

I hope it warms up for your arrival. We haven't had much warm summer weather yet.

I also hope you find some Internet time. I'll miss you!