Sunday, February 3, 2013

Sunday Knitting

I don't think I've yet shared with you the sock I've been knitting on the bus. Here it is, on the bus:

You can even see my lunch bag and part of my Squall Hat in the background.

It's the 3X3 Cable with Moss Stitch pattern from Sensational Knitted Socks, and I'm using Cascade Heritage sock yarn.

I'm delighted that I'm able to knit this cable pattern on the bus. I picked it because I really felt like making cabled socks, and it was only after I started on it that I realized it would be bus-friendly. The pattern is very easy to memorize, though I have a scrap of paper in my knitting bag with the instructions on it, just in case.

Things got a bit hairy just briefly one day when I pulled the sock out of my project bag and heard a metallic plinking sound as my cable needle landed somewhere around me. I looked on the floor and on the seat and almost gave up, thinking that I do have other cables needles at home. But this is my favorite, so I took one last thorough look around and spied it in the crevice between my seat and the wall of the bus. A crevice filled with dirt and grime and things I do not want to think about. Nevertheless, I fished it out using the point of my knitting needle and washed it later. All is well! 

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