Before we left, I made a few travel accessories. More coffee cozies, one for my aunt and one for myself, as well as a hot chocolate cozy for O. I used the same tutorial as the other times I've made them.
|Guess which one is O's.|
We broke out the cozies in the Chicago train station while we were waiting for train #2.
I packed three knitting projects, thinking I'd knit a ton on the train, but I only ended up finishing one and a half.
The first project was some boot toppers for myself. It was a different pattern than the last two pairs I made, but the same yarn and a similar feel (Details on Ravelry). I am still all about the cables. I finished them on the way out and wore them a couple of times on the trip.
|I also wore them today.|
On the way back I worked on a cabled -- of course -- headband to wear running, but I was pretty tired by then and wasn't able to either memorize the cable repeat or manage to keep track of where I was on the chart despite the use of sticky notes and marking the row. It's called Bamboozled, and that's a pretty accurate description of my state by that point, so I finished it at home (Ravelry details). I'm quite pleased with it. I'm more of a hat-wearer in the winter, but like a headband for running in the in-between weather.
This is unrelated to my trip, but my oldest nephew's birthday was shortly before we left. He recently declared that he should have been named Zebulon, so I broke out the freezer paper and xacto knife and made him this. Hopefully he found it half as amusing as I did!
And now I need to make a dent in my hour for Spring Kids' Clothes Week. I have a lot of projects to work on and really only one is something for the kids (a new fleece jacket for O), so I'm going to stick to just an hour a day this time. Of course I have a long list of things I'd like to make if I have extra time, but that's probably overly optimistic...