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December 13, 2011

Not so much in the TO GO

Well, I did the Knitting As I Wait routine. Car inspection and undercoating: Less than 2 hours.

Yep. Looks like the sit and knit as I wait worked again. I did get some done on the sock, and started the shawl/scarf/stole. Not sure if it's really going to be a shawl, a scarf, or a stole, it's still growing.

Only one person asked me what I was knitting and watched me for a bit. She was waiting for the shuttle, so she could go to work, and admitted that she was working on a scarf. I hope I encouraged her, telling her that if you can knit a scarf, you can knit anything.

It's true. If you can knit a scarf, you really can knit anything. Once you have the basic mechanics of knitting down, making the loop, pulling the yarn through, making stitches, the world of knitting can be your oyster. Really.

And knitting as you wait makes the time go faster, at least for me it does.

Really, I'm ready to go? Thank you!

So, I packed up my knitting for now, drove off into the rest of my day, helped make a double batch of kruschiki (I probably spelled it wrong) and did my usual daily things on my off day.

I have my laundry list of things the car needs done next (according to their nice inspection checksheet), so now, all I need is another job so I can pay for them. At least I can knit while I wait. Or write down my shawl/scarf/stole and figure out if it needs to be shared with the world for knitting? Hmm, the possibilities are endless!

December 10, 2011

Repair Shop equals Knitting To Go

I have to take my car to the repair shop early Monday morning.

Why? Repair recall notice on Subaru Forrester, I live in the "salt belt" and in the state of Maryland. I have no idea how long this will take, inspection, possible repair or replacement, coating of corrosion preventative material.

First estimate of how long it takes? 3 hours. Maybe. Maybe longer.

So, first thing, Monday morning, hi, here's my Subaru. I'll wait.

If it takes 5 hours, it takes 5 hours. I'll have plenty of knitting with me as I wait. Socks, a shawl or stole, maybe a hat or two. Plenty of knitting to keep me busy.

I know I'll get the hairy eyeball looks, and the usual (extremely original) questions of: is that a baby hat? (sock) What are you crocheting? (it's knitting) How do you knit on all those sticks? (double point knitting needles in the round)

It'll be interesting to see how many people either avoid me, ask questions (ice breaker for creating conversations), or just "ignore" what I'm doing. The usual pay-no-attention-to-the-crazy-woman-knitting-in-that-chair routine.

Maybe my car will be fixed faster?


Now, which yarn will work for that shawl/stole idea growing in the back of my mind, will that pattern stitch work in a sock, and what size needle works best for that hat and yarn? Hmmm! The possibilities, the possibilities! I'll have one fat knitting backpack!

Is there room for my fish crackers?

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