Thursday, October 18, 2007

Knitting while driving

Anyone who knows me well (fellow knitters especially) will know about my driving and knitting problem.

I wish that it was restricted to red lights only, but I have found that gridlocks and highways are very conducive to excellent knitting. I've discovered the secret time when I can get more knitting done - while behind the wheel.

Now, while this is considered highly dangerous, and I most assuredly do not recommend driving and knitting at the same time, it works for me. I've had two car accidents in my driving life and neither involved my knitting. I didn't even have knitting in the car. (There was a 4-shaft table loom in the back seat during the first accident, but I obviously wasn't weaving at the time. A herringbone in three colours? Too complicated for driving.)

Today I leave the cattery at 6:00pm to drive to Port Macquarie for Felix's 10 year school reunion. It's a 1250km, 14 hour drive and I'm actually looking forward to the drive. Because I can legally knit. Felix went and got his learner's permit especially for this drive, so I won't have to drive the whole trip by myself (isn't he lovely?). I will have driving duties tonight, because the Hume Highway at night is neither a good place or time to learn.

So, what to knit? Start something new? Maybe the blue slouchy cardigan from Cafe Knits? Or the skull cuffs for the birthday in November? Or how about some more stuff for Alisha?

Nope - 45cm of plain red ribbing. *sigh* At least I'll get the vest finished sooner rather than later...

1 comment:

Taphophile said...

Oh, totally with you on knitting at red lights and in traffic jams - no problem at all. I do it all the time. When else would stuff get done?