September 22, 2008
I got gas this morning. Just wanted to pass that along. I had a tip from beloved knitter Judy about a short line not far from home, and sooner than I could finish spitting out the words “I’M ON IT,” I had the car keys in my hand.
The only shiny side of the gas shortage here is that waiting in line for gas gave me time to finish the piece of car knitting that has lurked in my vehicle since, I’m thinking, March. I’ve worked on this while waiting for all sorts of things: basketball practice, children at school, you at the airport. Fallback knitting.
Here’s a free pattern for ya:
1. Get an exquisite skein of 346 yards of fingering weight handspun from SewKnitNBeads2 over there at Etsy.
2. Using a size 3 needle, cast on 29 stitches. Work in moss stitch until you almost run out of yarn. Cast off.
Result: a scarf that is 4.5″ wide and 86″ long.
I really can’t imagine anything to do with this beautiful yarn that would be more mesmerizing to look at. It doesn’t repeat, anywhere. But it rhymes like crazy.
Sad that it’s done. Isn’t that the best kind of knitting?
PS Killin’ us in Nashville: Nashville’s Gas Crisis: Inside the Metro Bunker. (Warning: growned-up language alert . . .) (Hat tip: gasoline knitter Judy.)