Train Departed: 5:07pm (due to depart 5:04 – 3 minutes late!)
Train Arrived at Destination: 6:19 (due 6:07 – 12 minutes late!)
Notable Train Events: Reading
Knitting: Lacy Jacket (Style Number 3) in Patons Soft Haze colour 499 (I’ve already knitted the back THREE TIMES!!)
Before I get into my train trip let me tell you I discovered a nifty on the net tip (read down to the comments!)
The jacket I’m knitting is a simple lace pattern, very simple, but I’ve not knitted shaping in lace before and it got a bit tricky – I’d decrease then get to the end, count the stitches and there would be the same number as I started with! I thought I was going nuts! So the last time, instead of ensuring that I had to rip back to the ribbed band, when I got to the armhole cast off (before the armhole shaping) I threaded a length of yarn through the stitches on the needle before I started shaping, soooooo if I do have to rip it out again (crossing everything that doesnt’ happen) I can just reverse-knit back to the armhole shaping! So far though things are going well this time! (Murphy is at work!)
I will try and remember to take a pic of my safety net tonight and will edit this post!!
Now, there’s lots of reading happening on my train (morning and night) so I thought I’d list a few books I’ve spotted being enjoyed on my journey!
For Crying Out Loud: The World According to Clarkson. I’ve never seen a guy laugh so much out loud as the guy across from me reading this last night…it was funny just to watch and listen to him!
The Twilight Series (all of them – Stephanie Meyer. This series seems very popular too, in fact I’ve seen them in Mary Martin and wonder if they’re too ‘old’ for my very advanced 12 year old lover of fantasy at home! Just the covers have me intrigued. More research required here.
Letter to D – A Love Story – Andre Golz. I’ve heard all about this – I can’t wait to read it – it’s on my Christmas list! Apparently one to be enjoyed with red wine and chocolate in solace, swinging on the hammock in my pergola…where I can bawl in peace!
Lots more – perhaps I’ll make a it a weekly reading list 🙂
If you’ve read one of these – leave me a comment – tell me what you thought!