road trip

The Boar, Daughter #1 and I took a road trip this weekend.  It was a final college tour – and I am thrilled to report that she has made her choice!  Daughter #1 will be packing her bags and heading to Alfred University come the end of August!  We spent a wonderful, action packed Saturday on campus – the weather was terrific and there were many programs and information available.  Sunday, my brother and SiL met us and we had a leisurely walk around with them.  Although Alfred is a six hour drive from Long Island, my brother & SiL live just an hour away and there is comfort in that thought.

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Did I remember to take my camera?  no.

Did I remember to take my knitting?  why yes!

I am pleased to present Clapotis II.  This project was started awhile ago and waited patiently while I dallied with Halcyon.  Halcyon requires too much lap space due to all the charts, not to mention concentration, to make for good car knitting.  I used Knitpicks Silk Twist.  Have a closer look!

I finished this project on the trip to Alfred.  For the return trip, I threw my Scarf Style book in the bag, along with yarn and needles.  I want to make a Backyard Leaves Scarf by Annie Modesitt.  I did this without really looking at the pattern.  It’s another chart – and this chart is in some ways more challenging than Halcyon. It’s also a wonderfully clever pattern but I will save those thoughts for another entry….. April1105_005

My Boar came to the rescue with the very clever idea of copying and enlarging the chart. (let’s not discuss why this has never occurred to me).  Here is a look at my progress on the trip home.  As you can see, I only accomplished three pattern repeats – the first two had many instances of ripping while my mind wrapped itself around the chart.  Now the leaves are falling smoothly off the needles …..

And finally – because housecleaning and laundry beckon – here is the sight that greeted us when we pulled into the driveway ….

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what’s better than the green, green grass of home?
the yellow daffodils
complete with guard pig and sun glare.

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6 thoughts on “road trip

  1. Love Clapotis II. I am dying to try some of the Knitpicks yarns I just haven’t found a good excuse yet.

    I am chart-phobic, that’s why I haven’t done many cable projects. The cables don’t bother me, it’s reading the damn chart. Maybe there’s a support group, “Knitters Afraid of Charts”.

  2. Clapotis II is beautiful! I love that Falling Leaves Scarf — it’s the #1 reason why I bought the book.

    So happy that Dau #1 has made a decision, and one that you’re happy about.

    Gorgeous display of daffodils! Oh, I love spring!!

  3. Hurrah for college decisions! I remember how you were concerned about this; I’m glad that you’re happy about her choice!

    Love the clapper–those colors are gorgeous and just scream summer.

  4. Hey, Ann! You won my contest!! My comments aren’t giving me email addresses right now, though, so I thought I’d drop you a line here. Shoot me an email (kniterati at gmail dot com) with your address and I’ll hopefully get it all in the mail before the end of the week. :)

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