But that's not what I'm here to blab about,(mostly). I'm here to consider my options. As we all know, the great joy of a 900 mile drive each way is car knitting time.
Do I take all of these? Some? One? And...what podcasts would you be listening to?**
option a) The granny squares! Seen above, I have 37 of 42 done in a kaleidoscope of Noro Silk Garden scrap and leftover mixed colors. Five more won't take long to complete.
I decided on the wonderful farm-y natural Doc Mason's yarn to edge them all, and bring them back to earth. Above, two test squares-. I tried iton squares with especially bright rounds, to see if I like the punch + earthy combo. I do! I can edge and weave in ends for miles and miles....
option b) that 2nd brioche cowl. It's hypnotic and rewarding (fast growth and cool looking stitch) ..but if I fuff it up by distraction, could be trouble.
option c) Dave's Zacapa. I love this knit. Pro: I've got most of one sleeve and half the body done. Con: He will not wear it till next October at best.... Unless my fantasy trip to Norway happens this summer...which would be...
option d) My Half-Hansel just needs to have the edging knit on. Such a dreamy knit. It's a series of triangles with simple lace that repeat, attached to the body of the shawl as they are added. I put it aside when things got chaotic and busy last Fall-- this might be a good stretch of uninterrupted time to get the repetition going.
option e) wait, did I mention my beautiful big bump of Jill Draper Makes Stuff Empire? It's for a Farmhouse Cardigan by Amy Christoffers. Pro: It would be a perfect long trip knit. Con: I feel guilty jumping into a new knit with these others unfinished plus.. I haven't wound off any of the yarn yet!!
So what would you bring?
*That's right. These hippy vegetarians have two sons. One a butcher. The other in the military, a new sailor planning to become a Navy medic. I am totally proud of them both and love them to pieces. They are good people.
That's parenthood for ya!
** We've got S Town queued up so that's a good chunk of time. I already listend to Missing Richard Simmons (loved it), and I have lots of Fresh Air, WTF and The Moth on tap but I'd love another long form podcast if you know of any great ones.