Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Bus Knitting and Yarn Along

Joining Ginny.
One major bonus of a road trip is all of the knitting time on the bus.
I cast on the Morrison Cardigan on Thursday, and was able to finish up the back on Saturday.
I didn't get very far on the front while on my trip, but I made up for that catching up on the Oscars last night.

The yarn is super-soft and yummy Tracie from Imperial Yarn.
I have had the lighter color for a year, and I just got the darker green this week.
It's knitting up pretty easily, though being a perfectionist (in knitting alone, I assure you) I did have to make a couple of adjustments so there wouldn't be yarn carried up the exposed side of the right front.
Since I have cut back on my daytime commitments I have a little more knitting time between kiddo drop-off and pickup, so I may be able make some more headway this week.
If, that is, I am not too distracted reading Game of Thrones, which is awesome!
I didn't get a shot of my knitting with my book, but I'm reading on the kindle, so that's kind of boring to look at anyway.
Game of Thrones is so engaging!
I have been a fan of the show, and was a little wary of reading the book, since I already have a concrete idea of the characters; how they should look, sound, etc... but this is one of the only instances where reading the book is only making the show better.
For the most part the show is taken almost verbatim from the book, but what you get when you read it is more fully fleshed-out background characters and the history of Westeros which is the fictional land where the story takes place.
What are you reading and knitting these days?



7 comments:

nest full of eggs said...

the lace shoulders are gorgeous !

steph said...

So pretty--first time I've seen this pattern...where have I been???? It's lovely!

Anke said...

It looks very pretty, the lace pattern really makes it special.

Gigi said...

What a great pattern and love your color choices!
Blessings,
G

pinkundine said...

Oooh, I've never seen that pattern before, it looks gorgeous :) Love the colours you're using :)

Wendy said...

Yes, the lace is a really lovely touch!

I always love it when I don't have to drive, because then I get to knit!

Ellen said...

Looks like it's coming along nicely. I hope your neck didn't hurt too much while knitting a lot at once on your bus trip. I like the lace section.