We Conquered

Home.

Unpacked. Laundry’s done. Dishwasher is running. We’re officially settled in and ready for a fresh start this week with work and preschool.

We conquered San Diego. In the uplifting, non-Missionary sense of the geo-political spectrum.

Travel knitting at its best in sunny San Diego.

There was the zoo. Sea World. Hanging with friends in the yacht basin, feeling all at once casually cool and substantially outclassed.

Travel knitting at its best.

We also enjoyed visits with Great Grandpa and Knitting Granny, who actually got all knitty after years of reprieve and generously cast-on a couple hundred stitches on my behalf. She’s still got moves.

My knitting grandma.

Reed had a blast. I had a blast. I was blessed with lots of car and plane knitting time (Reed was delightfully occupied with the audio versions of the Magic Tree House series*), so the brown sock saw some major action. I just have a toe to go. It is likely they are too long in the foot, but I think I can work this unfortunate miscalculation. Worse case, I unravel a bit and rework the toes. And, with luck, they might  just come out to be the same length. Fingers crossed.

Travel knitting at its best.

I ignored your wise advice and took the purple project after all. I suffered two failed cast-ons before I was off and running knitting. I got so far as to finish my border. I see short rows in my future.

Travel knitting at its best.

The Plan C skein of sock yarn remained untouched, which really ought to be the case with Plan C. You know things have a either gone really well (unlikely) or quite poorly (more likely) if you make it to Plan C of your travel knitting syllabus.

As always on a Wednesday, I am joining the Yarn Along and STILL reading A Man Called Ove.*  My non-ebook reading pace is abysmal, but I love this book so I can’t give up.

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13 Comments

  • Reply Little Church Knits September 7, 2016 at 4:32 am

    Love San Diego! And Reed…you have a wonderful first week!

  • Reply pumpkin sunrise September 7, 2016 at 5:36 am

    your granny looks like a spunky lady and she knits!!!! glad you are home safe and sound and the laundry is done so you can knit some more…

  • Reply Kat with a K September 7, 2016 at 7:12 am

    Welcome back, it does look like you had a fantastic time! The only benefit to laundry is that you can do other things while you do it… like knit!! 🙂

  • Reply itsallaboutpurple September 7, 2016 at 8:25 am

    ooooh i could surely use a casting on granny, especially one who is so happy to do it!!! i love vacationing but it’s always so good to be home!!!

  • Reply itsallaboutpurple September 7, 2016 at 8:27 am

    oooooh i sure would love to have a happy casting on granny!!

    i love vacationing, but it’s always good to be home!!!

  • Reply Julie Crawford September 7, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    Oh, I’m so glad you had such an amazing time! And that Reed had an amazing time! And I’m interested to know what you decided to cast on with the purple yarn. I can see it’s likely a shawl?

    • Reply Andrea @ This Knitted Life September 9, 2016 at 7:13 am

      Yes a shawl. I had a bit of a fiasco with my short rows but I am back on track now with Try 2. I hope.

  • Reply Sierra September 8, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    I’m glad your travels went well, sometimes I feel like I need a vacation after my vacation. Just wanted to let you know I got my prize yarn for the KAL! Thanks so much…now just to find the right pattern.

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