Today was a travel day for me. I flew from Birmingham to Los Angeles for a meeting.
This is me, early in the morning.
Ollie, my five year old, picked this bamboo yarn out months ago and has been asking me ever since when I was going to make him some socks with it, so I decided to make that my project on this trip. I swatched and cast on, using a sock recipe from Ann Budd's book, and knit all the way to my transfer stop in Las Vegas.
Las Vegas is a sort of weird place. There is the seductive music of slot machines wafting around the airport. And everyone seems to be about the entertainment industry. I plugged my computer into a recharge stand and the nice guy sitting next to me turned out to be a Michael Jackson impersonator in a show called Legends who was flying somewhere for a job interview. And when I sat down in the waiting area, I bumped into…
David Archuletta from American Idol! We had never watched it before this season, when Ellie and I caught it a couple of times. We really liked his songs. He was as nice and self-effacing in person as he seemed on the show, and was sweet enough to write out an autograph for Ellie.
And, I got a good bit of knitting done when we were lined up to board the plane.
My cousins picked me up at the airport (both with knitting in tow — I'm going to have to snag pictures this week) and we had a really wonderful drive and early dinner. It was wonderful to get to see them!
I've made good progress on Ollie's sock today. The bamboo/merino blend has an unfortunate tendency to split, but it makes a really nice fabric. I had originally swatched it on size two needles, but thought it looked too flimsy. I like it much better on size zeros and am really enjoying them now.