Thursday, March 15, 2007

Vacation Knitting

We are back and had a fabulous time. I will post about vacation later. Just wanted you to see what knitting I was able to accomplish while on the road. I must admit I was afraid I was being too optimistic about being able to knit while riding in the car. Anytime I had tried it previously, I would get carsick after a few minutes. This time, my stomach cooperated and I was able to knit away!

I finished my first Dublin Bay sock, remember the one that gave me SOOOOO much trouble. I had just begun the gusset Sunday evening before we left, so I had the rest of the gusset and the foot to knit. I am a slow knitter, and I wasn't sure how far I would get on this sock. When I finished, I was so excited I tried it on in the car and took a picture. My mother-in-law probably thought I was nuts putting on a sock, propping my foot on the dash and snapping a photo, RacerDad just smiled and shook his head.

I also made two tribbles. Tribbles are so much fun to knit and require very little yarn. They are perfect for finishing up the last bit of yarn leftover from a dishcloth. Like handknit dishcloths they are great for scrubbing. I have knit several and only have one to my name, the rest have been given away, people always ask for them. The two I knit on vacation were no different. I planned on keeping them for myself as you can tell by the one that is a mix of the green and yellow yarn, just trying to use up scraps. My MIL said "those would be great to have". So of course they went home with her. I guess I need to knit tribbles in a closet if I want to keep any.

I also began my second Zig Zag sock. I was able to do the complete cuff on the road from Houston.

I was pleased with the amount of knitting I was able to accomplish.


Beth said...

I'm so glad you were able to knit the Dublin Bay sock. It really is a great pattern and your sock looks beautiful!! Isn't it fun to knit on the road? I have to be careful not to get sick so I always knit something that doesn't require me to look at a chart but I love using the sitting time to knit.

Glad to hear you had a nice time.

Anonymous said...

Where's my tribble? Mrs. M
Just kidding!! LOL :)