Sorry for the long break in posts. I was swept into an insane web of family drama and travel nightmares. Thank goodness for knitting needles! Our flight from Pittsburgh to Chicago was canceled. Then the first leg of our flight back was held up for over an hour (after we were on the plane, of course) while they waited for catering. Yes, you read that right. CATERING. Is there catering on airplanes anyway? American Airlines canceled the second leg of our flight, leaving us stranded at our layover (I should note that our layover was Reagan. Yes, I flew from Chicago to DC, then to Pittsburgh, making that the least efficient way to travel from point A to point B that the airline could think up). They didn’t have any reason for canceling our reservation. Just an “oops.”
So to recap: drove from DC to Pittsburgh. Left dogs and car with relatives. Flew from Pittsburgh to Chicago. Took bus from Chicago to Rockford. Returned to Chicago on bus from Rockford. Flew from Chicago to DC and was almost stranded without our dogs or car in our hometown. Then flew from DC to Pittsburgh. Spent Christmas with several parts of several families that can’t all be together for whatever reason (literally, 6 different houses). Then we drove back home. Yikes, I need a drink. I’ll be back..
I did finish my first sweater design before the holidays and never had a chance to post photos. I had planned to write the pattern up over the holidays and have it ready for you all, but that didn’t happen. In fact, my notes never left the pocket of my suitcase the entire time I was gone. I have to learn to not put deadlines on anything that I do that is knitting related, as I clearly can’t keep deadlines. So here is my sweater…worked in two strands of worsted on US#10 needles, a nice chunky weight gauge for quick knitting. I am hoping to use this for spring classes, as a “my first sweater” class. Its a nice hourglass shape and easy to modify for every body type. I think I might just break down and send it to a tech editor to size for everyone larger then “wee.” Its darn hard to do that math!