October 16, 2008

Yes, folks! She still knits in the car.

Look, ma! I'm playing pick up sticks! While in the car!

Remember those opera-length armwarmers I knit for myself a few years ago? The ones that made me feel all Joan Jett and rock and roll? I still wear those armwarmers. As a matter of fact, I've worn them every single winter since I've knit them. They've held up pretty well but I figured that it was time that I knit myself some more in other colors so that people won't start thinking that I've got those first armwarmers I knit permanently attached to my arms. So that's what I'm knitting in the car. Thanks to my new shorter dpns [Brittany, purchased in Austin!] I've been carrying my armwarmers around as a portable project and it's my new favorite mindless knitting.

I looooove wearing these. Perfect for the non-sweater person like myself.

Of course, knitting in the car means that I have car knitting snapshots*. Taken while driving along the Saone river.

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Can you believe that I haven't rented one of these bikes yet?

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P.S. I've still got photos of Austin to show you. I took sooooo many photos during my summer vacation that I'm still going through them and trying to decide which ones to show. Soon!

*Again, the rules for my car knitting snapshots are as follows: All snapshots must be taken while knitting, or with knitting on one's lap, IN THE CAR. Further, the car must be in motion, temporarily stopped at a traffic light, intersection, in traffic or similar with engine always running. In no event may the car be parked, halted for more than 30 seconds or deliberately stopped for purposes of taking a photo. The seatbelt must remain on at all times, but the hand may be carefully stuck out of the window in order to obtain a good shot provided it doesn't cause any traffic accidents and even though it makes one look like a wacky camera-happy tourist.

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11 comments to this entry:

You are too funny. Love the gloves! We saw those bikes when we were in Paris [a year ago this month *sob*!] and thought they were the coolest thing.
Knitting in the car is the single best thing about carpooling to work. (It's also good to save gas and reduce pollution by keeping another car or two off the road, of course.) Happily, I carpool with another knitter, so we can take turns knitting and driving. I try not to do both at once, although I'm always grateful to have knitting at hand when I'm stopped at a train crossing or a construction project or a very long light. Photography seems like one thing too many to add to the mix, though. I REALLY don't have that many hands. ======================================= Note by Becky: I definitely do not drive and knit at the same time. I only knit when Monsieur Le Hubby is at the wheel. (Makes it easier to take photos, too! :-)
I think you have a raincoat on? If so, I love it. Also the hand warmers. I really love the building though. Don't tell me that's a family home? Beautiful shot. ===================================== Note by BBecky: It is a raincoat! Thankfully I only needed it in the morning as the weather cleared up nicely. I think it's a family home in the shot. It's really beautiful but it's covered in a layer of green, most likely caused by the humidity of the river.
I can't knit in the car. Motion sickness really digs into the knitting time. Love the arm warmers!
That tank top you're wearing in the armwarmer photo is super-cute! I love the edge details. Plus the warmers are fab.
I've done car-knitting-photography on a coach - does that count? Snazzy armwarmers - I bet those matured ones are glad to have a rest!
I love those armwarmers. If I ever see the bottom of my queue, they are next. But now there is Christmas knitting sneaking up on me....
You've got great views from your car! I've got to make some of those armwarmers to match my new short sleeved hoodie! Very coool. =) er, warm?
how cool. yes, short dpns are much more managable and less fiddley. I'm working on a dolly in the car.
Love the gloves! I'm making some of that length myself right now.
What a great idea!!!

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