We are back from our little adventure – visiting the folks. Little B and I jumped on the train. I really love train travel, the time to think, to watch the world go by, to knit/crochet. So peaceful. Well, okay I know I only have one little one so that if fairly manageable. But what I have discovered is that excitement of the journey – the station – looking for the platform, settling yourself in your seat and the thrill of the arrival is something we can share. There can be no finer sight than watching a child run a full pelt into the arms of his grandparents. I am a ridiculous romantic.
I have plenty of stacked up yarn projects to be getting on with, but there has been a small project haunting me from the project bag. A little project that I just haven’t been able to finish. My good friend Mrs H, asked me to advise on a pattern. This was well before Easter. The pattern in question is a fab design from the website of Purl Soho. Really appealing, gorgeous to look at. But Mrs H’s friend was finding the pattern hard to understand. So I said, ‘Don’t worry, I’ll take it on our Easter break and then when I am back we can do it together’. Well I took the pattern on holiday, figured out the pattern, but I have to say that my cowl was a slow grower. I like to finish projects, I really do. But this little one sort of beat me (Good Golly Miss Molly)….
So I took it with me on the train. I know some people feel embarrassed about knitting on public transport, but I have been an out an’ proud transport crafter for over 20 years. On my journeys to and from home and University I worked endless needlepoint cushions to wile away the 12 hours. Yes siree, 12 hours. With a journey that long you don’t so much have a seat but rather build a nest. So I cracked on with my endless cowl. Eight glorious knitting hours, still not finished. I will post the final garment when I have finished. Could be around September.