As I mentioned yesterday, I took Tina on the commute today.
So, I’m happily knitting along, when I notice that the train has been stopped at a station for an inordinately long time, and the doors have not opened yet. If the train is not positioned properly at a station, the doors will not open, and apparently the driver had overshot the station. (Now I’m not sure I can blame the driver — the trains run on sort of auto-pilot so it may have been the bonehead train’s fault.)
We sit at the station for at least five minutes, and then the train pulls out of the station and then sits for five minutes more. Then the driver comes through the train to go to the controls at the back end of the train and backs the train back into the station, and the doors open. She gets off the back of the train and returns to the front, and we go on our merry way, fifteen minutes late.
Usually I’m frothing at the mouth over delays like this, but this morning I just thought “Cool. I got an extra repeat of the lace done.”
Of course, to balance things out, on the way home there was standing room only on the train, so I got no knitting done.
But I’m approaching the second corner on the edging.
I feel like I’m calling a horse race: “And they’re approaching the first turn, and it’s Lacy Tina, leading by a nose!”
A couple of you mentioned in the comments that instead of flipping the shawl from side to side I ought to knit backwards. Ummm, yeah I do know how to knit backwards, but this is not a good project to do it on. The edging is garter stitch lace, so I’d actually be purling backwards. Also, the lace pattern is worked on every row and is made up of yarnovers and slanted decreases. I’m feeling woozy just thinking abut keeping track and ensuring that all the decreases are slanted in the right direction.
But if the “wrong-side” rows were just worked plain — yeah, I’d be knitting backwards.
Yesterday’s Bastardized Song Lyric
Yeah, it was Todd Rundgren’s Bang the Drum All Day. 0h, and Jon? About your comment: “I knew the song, just had never heard of this Rugrat guy before.”
This Rugrat guy?
You and me gotta talk, buddy.
And In Other News
A bill was passed in the Commonwealth of Virginia designating the Virginia big-eared bat as the official state bat. Oooh!
Lucy is not impressed.