On car projects

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This Saturday, N and I drove up to Vancouver for a hockey game and to stay the night. Vancouver is about two and a half hours away on average including the border crossing.

I am more particular about car knitting than I am airplane knitting. I do not want needles that are too sharp in the case of an accident (no stiletto tip signature needles! They actually have a disclaimer about not using them to knit while travelling in a car, ha!). I want a small size project- adult size sweaters need not apply. I want a project without a complicated pattern or the need to constantly read a chart while riding. The project shouldn’t require too many fiddly instructions where stitches are put on markers or set aside.

This trip around, I assessed my current projects. A tomten jacket – out because the pattern is in a hardcover book and because I am almost to the armhole separations. Mystery socks – out because they require reading the chart regularly. My buttercup sweater – out because it’s an adult size sweater on super pointy needles.

That left me with nothing or starting something anew. Well, I’ve had two major ideas in my head recently and I thought I’d try and make one come to life. So far I’m pretty happy, but grey and green and ribbing is pretty much up my alley.

3 Comments so far

  1. Kara on January 10th, 2011

    i like the grey and green very much!

  2. Holly Jo on January 11th, 2011

    Man, I never thought about that with needles in the car! Too funny about the disclaimer.

    Hope the trip was good – the knitting looks successful.

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