Tuesday, April 22, 2008

I can hear that whistle blow.

I'm about to go on vacation for a week and a half — via Amtrak :-) Train travel is something I get a bit misty-eyed about — I love it — even with all the attendant delays, cancellations, tiny beds etc. We'll go to Portland for a couple of days, then to the Bay Area for a few more, then home. It's a good trip for someone who's not 100% well, as we're basically going from meal to meal visiting people (we're trying to see 15 sets of people in six days while we're in the Bay Area) and not trying to do anything that requires effort. Well, more effort than digestion.

I've packed up a bunch of knitting — probably too much, but how do you choose?

I've once again started the Secret Yarnination (sweater for Rob), only this time he knows I'm doing it. So far I've made three arms and screwed them all up. I guess it'll be a sweater for a deformed octopus. But it's lovely soft yarn.

Have a wonderful week or two, all! Thanks for all the kind comments on my Drop-Stitch Cardi — I'll be wearing it daily, I'm sure, as I travel.

And now I go back to poring over the Pennsylvania primary results. Er, of course I mean packing...

7 comments:

Bex said...

Is that color accurate for the sweater yarn? I am giggling a little at the idea of Rob wearing a raspberry colored sweater. It's something I would do: make Jay a sweater in a color that looks great on me, and then "borrow" his sweater. A lot. hee hee.

Jen said...

Sounds like a fun trip! Hope you have a great time and get lots of good train knitting in.

Earin Marybird said...

I was about to get all huffy...in the bay area but not coming north to see me. But, 15 sets of people. I do understand. Someday though we'll meet. I'm packing for a four day sewing event and wondering what knitting to bring. Hey, we sit and look at clothes for hours. Perfect knitting time.

Get well, digest completely and have a wonderful time. I have never done a train trip. Someday though.

crankygrrrrrl said...

how fun! i've always wanted to take a train trip, but i've never figured out where i'd want to go...(goes off to google train rides)...oh! have fun!

Emma said...

Have a great time!

Sarah-potterknitter said...

Yeah sometimes they just have to try on those secret projects don't they.
Have a great trip!

jae said...

if you are still gone, hope you are having a great trip, if you are back...welcome back. A long train trek like that sounds fun.