In a couple weeks my husband and I will be heading to Michigan to visit his mother for a few days. It is about 580 miles one way so there is PLENTY of time to get in lots and lots of road trip knitting! Honestly, I don’t get a long very well with my MIL, I was never really “good enough” for her son but I figure after 25 years she needs to get over it! But, she is 88 years old and lives alone and it is the right thing to do – regardless of how I feel. I am way over how she feels about me – it just makes it difficult to spend quality time with someone who STILL doesn’t approve! I solve the problem by taking LOTS and LOTS of knitting and my laptop with wireless connection!
The other bonus is on our road trip we go right past (I mean blocks!) the “mother store” of Mary Maxim (on the US side) in Port Huron, MI. I know the catalogs are filled with arcylic yarns etc., but the store is ENTIRELY different and has lots of mark down bins filled with good quality wool! I am saving my money for this exciting road trip!
Here is my WIP Wednesday update:
I finished last night the second pair of my over 4 year old socks I left stranded until I could see again. Yipee! I started a new pair for the road trip on my newly replaced Addi turbo blue cabled needles – using the Magic Loop method. I love these new Addi needles – all my turbos are over 10 years old so the new and improved blue cables are just sooooo awesome and flexible! Might have to replace all my old ones!
I also forgot before leaving the house to take a picture of the Wingspan shawlette (check it out on Ravelry) that I am also starting as a road trip project. I will try and remember to do that tomorrow. I have been so not interested in shawls, but this project looks spectacular done so I just have to give it a try. Then I also got hooked in the excitement of the Color Affection bought the pattern and hope to get the wool for that project at Mary Maxim! BAM! Ravelry is so dangerous! Love it!
I have to share with you my thrifty store knitting find. It is thee most PERFECT sock project bag EVER!! It cost me .99!
I could hardly hold in my scream of excitment when I found it! It is just the perfect size for a sock in progress! I have to take a picture of the other BIG knitting bag I found there as well – again, I was in a hurry this morning to get my WIP picture taken and out the door! I will take its picture and show you.