Progress on the cardigan was put on hold shortly after joining the sleeves to the body. Not because I’ve lost interest, but because I was doing some travelling and a ginormous cardigan and sleeves on one needle is just a little too unruly for plane knitting. I had a request for a wee coffee cup insulator by my sister in law, so I knitted that on the way down to Texas.
I spent a few days in Texas visiting my family, spending time down on my parents’ cattle ranch. I had such a blast.
I also started a hat based on the Ripley pattern by Ysolda while waiting at the airport, and finished it off while I was there.
It was a cute and quick pattern and I am happy with the result. I used some (discontinued) KnitPicks cadena yarn. I think I’ll make another one in black.
I really had a nice time and it was the perfect long-weekend getaway. I also got to see Joey, who had left earlier the same week to spend some time in Texas rehearsing before heading out on a long tour. He’ll be playing guitar for Midlake, visiting 15 cities in North America and 18 cities across Europe. Its an exciting opportunity for him and I’m thrilled, but I already miss him very much.
Good thing I have lots of sweater knitting to keep me busy!