I had the wonderful opportunity to go and visit my good (newlywed) sistren in California. I had a great time on my first visit to California!
This despite the fact that the trip got off to a rough start. There was a little mix-up and I missed my flight on Friday. Priceline had sent me repeated emails saying my itinerary had changed and somehow I never looked closely enough at my departure time. I thought the flight left at 10. Turns out it took off at 6. We were in the car at 7:00 AM ready to go when I finally realized it. We went to the airport and fortunately, I ended up flying standby to Houston where there was a 2 hour layover. From Houston, I flew standby again to San Francisco. It felt like it took all day to get to Cali! And I knew it would be a long travel so I brought ample reading supplies, what I thought was a good knitting project, and some new music.
Well, I finished reading Dreaming Me (review soon to come) and by that time, my eyes were weary. I started in on the knitting and I don't know why I thought it was a good idea to bring lace knitting on a flight. Decidedly bad idea. So then I decided to listen to some music only to realize that I didn't properly sync my IPod! So there was plenty of The Wiggles on there. Not exactly what I wanted to be listening too.
Anyway, I decided to hit up Michael's while in Cali so I could get some yarn (Paton's Classic Merino Wool in this colorway) and a crochet hook for the trip back. I bought a skein of wool yarn and a G crochet hook, found a great pattern and printed it out.
Since my trip back was an overnight flight (which, I realize, is preferable to me), I alternated between sleeping and crocheting. This project was perfect for traveling and now I know what makes a good choice for travel crochet/knitting!
I love the color and I think it will be perfect for brightening up those dreary winter days. I have a bit of yarn left over and I might combine it with some brown wool to make a short scarf (maybe a bowtie scarf or Bainbridge scarf). We'll see. This is the first project I have completed in month and it felt nice to finally get something done. As an extra treat, I discovered a great show called Lie to Me--perfect to watch while I knit or crochet.