Thursday, June 27, 2013

{Yarn Along} California Style

I decided to try the Hitchhiker and pair it with my Ella Rae Lace Merino. I had lunch in DC this morning and then hopped a plane to the west coast. I'm just now casting on because I was nervous they would take my knitting needles in security but they didn't bat an eyelash. So, even though I should be SLEEPING like all my normal east coast counterparts, I'm knitting and watching The American Baking Challenge and wondering if I could win it. Yeah and we're ignoring the fact that I've started another project without finishing any of them!

Listening to The Union Quilters on audio, and I'm kind of indifferent to it at the moment. The author uses comments that real people wouldn't say. I'll reserve judgment for a bit.


UPDATE - I'm a silly, silly girl. I've stayed up until 1:49am my-time just to get my first "tooth" done on the shawl. Its a good thing this pattern is easy-peasy because this is the slippy-est, tiny-est yarn on the slippy-est, tiny-est needles. Ooomph. I'm waiting for the rhythm to kick in. At least the first tooth looks toothy. Not a good picture but this is MUCH closer to the true color of the yarn than the top picture.

Linking up with Ginny.


  1. They let you keep your needles? Yea! And you know there is no rule that says that you have to finish a project in order to start another, otherwise knitting would cease to be a favored creative pastime.

    The Hitchhiker is a beautiful choice and your yarn is yummy. One tooth done... how many left to go? ;)

    Blessings, Debbie

    1. 42 "teeth" in total! Now I've gotten two teeth done and am well into my third. Whew.

  2. I hope you can get ahold of the Uprooted book. It might strike too many cords! The author also moved because of her husband's PhD work. I'd love to know what your husband is studying. Mine is away this summer doing language intensives. Then we are going back to where he did his PhD and that's going to be extremely wonderful to see everyone and then heartache all over again to leave. Such is this life.......