I have been away for a few days on a very enjoyable trip to London. I travelled by ferry and train – took more time than flying but I enjoy travelling that way. The journey was part of the fun, not something to be endured when one has to fly from A to B. One of the big advantages of travelling by ferry and train is that you can knit – and that’s what I did. As I knit, I admired the lovely scenery of North Wales and then the route down across the Midlands and in to London. And I could listen to all the interesting conversations swirling around me. The return trip was the more interesting for the companions around me – a group of IT people travelling to Chester for a 2 day training and development course. They were having a quiz and there was much merriment. My other companions were a young mother with her youngest child, baby Joe age 5 months who was the image of my 9 month old grandson whom I had been with in London. Baby Joe’s mum loved telling her immediate seat companion all about her large family and her husband’s large family. I think her husband’s family was the larger – something about 55 grandchildren – it’s a whole other world out there I thought – as I knitted away. I definitely felt like Miss Marple as I listened and knit. Here’s a photo of my progress.
I’m working on a blue gansey – I’m knitting the front and back on a circular needle size 3.25 mm and the 2 sleeves on bamboo straights. I have 6 more inches to knit on the sleeves and then I can join them to the body of the sweater and knit the top yoke.
My other project is a yellow scarf in malabrigo kettle dyed pure merino wool from Uruguay. This is being knit on U.S. size 7 steel needles. Another few inches to go on that one.