Knitting in the Drive-Thru

I always have more than one knitting project going at a time and at least one will be what I refer to as portable knitting like a pair of socks, a scarf or a hat. When I need to go to town to run errands I inevitably end up waiting in line in my SUV or sitting in a waiting room for an appointment or just waiting for the fuel tank to fill at the gas station. That may not seem like much but over time it adds up and before I know it I’ve gained a few more rounds on a sock or a hat or a few more rows on a shawl or scarf.

I had to get some bills mailed and we wanted the Tuna Salad Plate from CJ’s Coffee Cafe for lunch when I got home so I grabbed my knitting and headed to town during what I hoped would be between thunderstorms. My timing was a little off in that it was raining pretty hard on the way into town but it quickly began to recede and by the time I got back the rain had stopped for the time being. I’m still glad I cancelled my morning appointment though. It’s one thing to drive into town and back with storms headed our way, but where I needed to be for my appointment meant driving through more low-lying areas I would rather avoid and there was a fair chance that the water would be over the road on my way home from the appointment.

There were five vehicles ahead of me at the drive-thru and two more pulled in behind me pretty quickly after I arrived. So I grabbed my knitting and turned on the radio to listen to Sirius, 60’s on 6, while the rain came bucketing down. Normally it’s less than ten minutes to get through to the window and order but it took me half an hour on that trip. No problems. I just love knitting while waiting in the drive-thru. And I got a couple of full pattern repeats done on the sock while I waited and enjoyed some good music.

When I got home I decided to get a couple of photos of the sock so that the pattern is easier to see. I’ve knitted this yarn over cable pattern a lot over the years including using it as ribbing on a slouch hat I designed.

Published by thenerdyyarnlady

I am a Native Texan, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Catholic Convert residing in rural North East Texas since 1975 when I married my husband and this small town girl became a country girl. I was taught to knit at the age of ten and discovered the writings of Elizabeth Zimmerman shortly after I married. I learned to ‘unvent’ things as I went along, to create my own patterns and generally have a blast with yarn and needles. In the mid 1980’s I explored the idea of spinning my own yarn and eventually got interested in weaving on a floor loom. I have three spinning wheels and a 24″ four-shaft Herald floor loom that I purchased from a friend in the 1990’s. I also enjoy sewing, tatting and making rosaries. I have a work room that contains my fiber, yarn, floor loom, sewing machines, serger and rosary making supplies. I have a spinning corner in a bedroom next to my work room, both with north windows looking toward the creek.

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