Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Kitchener stitch in a car

Spontaneous car trip time: late last week I got invited out of town for a couple of days in this one, which translated instantly in my mind to "ten hours of knitting!!" because lately I've been lucky to get one hour, in a whole day.  That's no way to get socks finished, am I right?

(Trish is nodding yes, and adding mentally that there IS no way to get socks finished under any circumstances.  But she is right to say that because she is able to finish countless sweaters while I have two nearly-done ones pining away in storage.  Life lesson #43: everybody has their own truth.)

Luckily, I had unexpected down time just before this invitation, and did manage to finish my Joyous socks.  Aren't they pretty?  Except they needed their ends run in and the toes closed.

I know some people think nothing of doing a Kitchener stitch wherever they happen to be when the need arises.  These are also people, apparently, who think to bring a darning needle and scissors in their bag so as to be in a position to do so.

Personally, I've never been comfortable enough with Kitchener to be able to do it without having set aside quiet time in a tidy space so I can concentrate completely on the instructions I wrote up for myself lo these many moons ago.  But over the past few months I've done so much Kitchener I almost don't have to think.  So for this trip, I decided to try Kitchener in the car.

So far so good: I remembered the darning needle.

La la la, toe number one.

Tra la la la, toe number two! (SO close to getting two entirely red toes... oh well.)

HA.  Take that, time constraints.  (and no, I haven't run in the ends.  Aren't grafted toes good enough??)

And now I bid you good luck in tucking a stealth holiday into your day.  Now that mine is done, I have rather a lot of catchup, and laundry, so I'd best get to it.  See you tomorrow!

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