Thursday, May 04, 2006
Memoirs of a Knitter's Vacation
This is being written after the fact as email access was spotty at best while away, but I'm still reaping the benefits of getting out of the studio and far away for a week. I like to call this pic 'Sox on the Chesapeake'as I took it during our rainy drive over the .... you guessed it.... Chesapeake! from Maryland to Virginia and on to the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
Socks are the only way to go on a road trip, I call them 'chewing gum for my hands' and as I've been knitting them for the last three decades I can almost do them in my sleep (in fact I have nodded off while knitting in the car!). Keeps my hands busy when I'm not the driver and I can still look at the ever changing landscape.
Didn't look for a yarn shop in Philly, time better spent at the Art Musem... perhaps another time, I'm sure a city that big has a machine knitting shop somewhere too, but not to worry I found one later on our trip. My other half is excellent at finding and getting me to yarn shops!!!
I feed my addiction at Wool Tyme where Anne keeps a good stock of fab varigated sock yarn.
Vacations are a great time to catch up on stuff you don't get time to do at home. The socks were great company when I planted myself in front of some cable channel to watch endless episodes 'Gunsmoke'!!! What fun trying to recognize actors we know in their 50's and 60's back when they were in their salad days.
Sounds like I wasted a day but....
.....isn't that what holidays are for?!