i like texas. a lot. so when the neighbor asked me if i'd like to go on a little vacation with him and his family to san antonio, i said yes please!
not only did i get to spend time with my favorite person and his family, but i got to spend time in a super cool state. it was a good vacation.
we drove to san antonio - the neighbor and i in the back seat of a nissan murano, his sister and brother-in-law up front.
i can't read in the car but for some reason, i can knit up a storm. so that's what i did when i wasn't looking at the scenery. which was nice, but you know how it is when you're in the zone - the knitting zone - you just gotta knit.
a few weeks ago i found a really intriguing scarf pattern. i like cabling but i have to be careful with it - i don't like things that are TOO busy. but this pattern is just right - lots of cabling but it's also nice and orderly.
then a week later i found the right yarn - a really lovely merino wool from the best tulsa LYS - loops. now all i needed was the time to knit. voila - an 8.5 hour car ride. times two.
needless to say by the end of the first leg of trip, it became apparent that i'm knitting a scarf for the neighbor.
i did end up having to frog a good portion of it - for some reason i missed a few cable repeats or something, and there were too many straight lines and not enough twisty cables. the neighbor said he didn't care - he'd wear it anyway, but i couldn't do it. because it wasn't RIGHT. it's bad enough to know that something as important as cables didn't look right but i certainly couldn't let someone else wear something i made that wasn't right. so - i frogged about a third of it. it set me back but i ultimately felt better about it.
as i knit my way through texas and oklahoma i thought about a lot of things. i got back into that really satisfying feeling of staying in the present moment. i watched the countryside go by and knit my way across the highways. it was nice.
(by the way, you can find this cool cable scarf pattern here.)