My Baby Takes the Morning Train
This is my first attempt at blogging from my new cell phone. I beg you to forgive my typos and the lack of links. I'm just not there yet.
What I feeling all giddy about is the quality of photos I seem able to get with this new toy. Not bad for a cell phone. Then again, the possibility exists that I will get home to my trusty laptop and realize that the photo is blatantly mediocre when viewed any larger than the 1.5"x2" screen of my phone.
For the past few days I haven't been able to get the annoyingly persistent song from the title of this post out of my head. (My appologies if I have just cursed you with this affliction!) The reason for this torture is that of late my kids and I have replaced our 3-4 drives per week into NYC, with train rides. The initial reason was to avoid the perils of holiday traffic. As I've enjoyed these leisurely rides I've found other benefits. The risk of having a bus take off my side mirror is significantly less (yes, this has happened), we reduce the amount of fossil fuels we use and emissions that we add to the air, my kids and I are much less stressed, and a great deal more knitting is accomplished. There is a downside however. The cost of three or four off peak round trip tickets is much greater than I normally pay for parking, tolls and gas combined. (We pay a monthly fee in a parking garage, so we pay quite a bit less than the average daily parking fees.) It also takes us close to twice as long (I know all of the best short cuts to get around tunnel traffic, and no, I'm not going to tell you, if everyone knew then I wouldn't be able to reduce a 1 you back up to 10 minutes!)(true fact, I did it last week!)
Enough of this babble, I should really get around to giving you what you've so kindly stopped by for, knitting.
The hat is the ubitquitous Foliage from Knitty Fall '07. It is a quick, easy, well written pattern. Perfect for stash busting and making last minute gifts to attempt to cheer vocal teachers who are enduring family crisis.
The yarn is Malabrigo worsted. I held two strands together and made the chunky version of the hat. I cast on at 11:00pm last night and bound off on the train this morning. I even managed to get 7.5 hours of sleep. That is a quick project. DD#2 is giving the hat to the teacher as I write this.
Thanks for reading and have a great weekend!