It’s been kind of quiet on the blog lately, my apologies. We’ve been busy getting settled back in the USA and I’ve also started working again…with a 2 1/2 hour commute, each way, to boot. So, needless to say, I’ve been lacking on the free time to do much knitting. I take all three major forms of transportation that the NY Metropolitan Transit Authority offers: the train, the bus, and the subway. I have about an hour and a half on the train alone and, now that I’ve figured out where I need to stand on the platform in order to find a car with open seats, I hope to bring some knitting with me!
I did manage to eke out a few minutes of time on Sunday morning before heading out to Easter activities to knit a few rows on a new shawl I’ve started to distract myself from the failures of the pleat on my Watson cardigan (I’ve wisely decided to set Watson aside until I have enough energy and brain capacity to rip back a row or two and attempt the pleat again). This is the fourth Romney Kerchief that I’ve knit… more details to come as I finish it up!
I also had the pleasure of baking at sea level for the first time in 14 months this weekend. And it was soooo wonderful. I added all the ingredients together for double chocolate brownies just as the recipe said, and they turned out perfectly. Such a nice change of pace after never knowing how things would bake at 10,000 feet above sea level in Huancayo, Peru.! I see much baking in my future.
What do you do to find time in your busy lives for knitting? Any tips from others who knit during their commutes?