A nice thing about a long car trip is the potential for a lot of knitting time (assuming you're not the driver, though I know that doesn't always stop people.) I always look forward to the 5-hour trip to Ottawa for that reason and was very excited to get a lot of work done on my cashmere-blend lace socks on the way to my cousin's wedding last weekend:
I haven't worked on these since the spring, but I remember being completely smitten with them - the combination of needles, yarn, and the stitch pattern I paired with my base sock design were just dreamy. It was time to pick them up again and I wasn't disappointed: they are still awesome.
What I forgot to take into consideration is that the sun sets early these days. The last couple of hours, it was too dark to knit, and so foggy outside that Certain Drivers weren't keen on the interior light being on so that Certain Passengers could finish a sock heel.
I did try though. I dropped some stitches, messed up the short rows, and messed up generally before I gave it up as a bad job. Then I thought about chewing my arm off. Long car trips are so boring without knitting!
After a while I told a Certain Driver that a really good present for me would be one of those lightweight flashlights you hang around your neck and position to focus a beam of light on your knitting. It's probably still to much interior light for night driving but I'm sure I would find many other opportunities to use it.
Anyway I did make progress on the sock as you can see. The design: not so easy to see unless something is inside the sock to stretch it out a bit.
And that leaves me with just one small(ish) problem:
I'm running out of yarn. Again.
I'm sure there is something in my stash I can use to finish off this foot, but I am really hoping I can make it through to the toe before I have to switch. Maybe then it will look Meant. Stay tuned! With luck, I'll be able to tell you in a few days how it all came out.
Till then: have a great day with my best wishes for sneaking something crafty into it!