So I have started another Sahara, this time in that amazing merino bamboo blend that I bought at the Knit Happens sale. I have decided to name it Route One, since the large amount of straight stockinette knitting has made it an excellent commuting project.Â Let me explain what I mean. This is my sweater and I on Route 1 this evening, trying to get home. Take note of the Ford emblem that is most definitely at the center of my steering wheel. Yes, I am knitting and driving. Mostly knitting and sitting in traffic. Route 1 actually provides such an amazing amount of knitting time…dead stopped traffic that moves only a few hundred feet every few minutes… I have literally knitting most of what you see in my morning and evening commutes on Route 1. In addition, I even had time to photograph myself knitting in my car while sitting in traffic. Amazing, truly amazing this DC traffic.
Lets all thank this cop for pulling someone over (for what, I wonder, since it is nearly impossible to speed on Route 1 during rush hour) but deciding that it made sense to do so at this exact spot. (Maybe this person was knitting in traffic?Â Is that a crime?) You will notice the large parking garage in the background. There is an entrance to that garage that will fit at least three cars wide… making me wonder why this cop car and the person getting the ticket decided to stop just three feet short of this entrance and block an entire lane on Route 1.
But thanks to them, I now have three more inches on my sweater! This project is, of course, a class. (What would I be doing knitting something that isn’t for a class). Its at Knit Happens starting April 21st on Monday nights (shop is closed on Mondays so we have the place to ourselves!) 703-836-0039