I love riding the train, but…

by Amanda on January 26, 2009

in Sexy Knitter's Club - 2009, SweaterBabe - Chic Cables and Lace Cowl

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…there are some downsides. One of them is the when the lady that smells like cheese sits next to me. Then she passes out and drops her water on my foot and wakes me up from my peaceful nap. Oh, and I can't stand those roller bags! The get in the way and cause more problems than they are worth.

But, I love the train because I can do things like knit, read, and nap. My usual morning routine is that I will do an email or two on my blackberry, knit until the conductor checks tickets, and then nap until we get into the city. This gives me about 30 minutes of knitting and 30 minutes of nap. On the way home I usually read the Red Eye and then either read a book or knit until I can't keep my eyes open and then take a nap. The only downside of this routine is that I've become a little dependent on these naps two times a day. When I have a day off, I just can't keep up! I wonder why I can do so much more during the week, and then I remember that I get two daily power naps.

So, what kind of knitting have I been up to? Well, I've got this Chic Cowl that I am beginning to loath. I love clear, concise directions. I do. But the directions for this thing are copious! There are so many directions that I tend to miss some important ones. So here, I was supposed to only do so many increase rows for the arms and I've done, well, double that. So, I need to rip (and keep track of the lace row I am on). But I'm just not in the mood to rip. I just want it to be right. This is the second time I've messed this sweater up due to too many directions. I'm sure it will be a great sweater when I finally finish it, but, damn, it's frustrating. Maybe I'll get to the right point tonight…or maybe I'll just let it sit there one more night.

{ 3 comments }

lynette January 26, 2009 at 10:37 am

ooh i can’t wait to see you finish Chic Cowl. i’ve been wanting to knit this for a while. you have all my projects on your list too. 🙂

Robin January 26, 2009 at 10:37 am

The directions on that pattern drove me NUTS – I can totally relate. I still want to try it again, but I need to find the right yarn for it.
Ew on the lady that smells like cheese – ugh.

Fly Honey January 26, 2009 at 9:23 pm

oh man, i can’t wait until seattle/king county FINALLY gets a proper train system finalized. the power nap thing sounds marvelous.
hope the cowl works out!

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