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.