Saturday, May 16, 2009

Traveling Stitch

Not much to report this week. Steady progress continues on the Herz & Baum vest. I've made a few mistakes, but I caught them early and was able to fix them quickly with my cool green combination crochet hook / cable needle that I got at The Knitting Nest. Quite the lifesaver! It's in that cool anodized aluminum that I always associate with knitting needles and a set of tumblers that my grandma used to have. They looked kind of like these.

Went to knitting this morning. There were only four of us, but we had a grand time. While we were there, it started just dumping rain. Man, did we need it. And now I don't have to mow the lawn today. Woo-hoo!

As you can see, the vest continues. I'm keeping up with my spreadsheet, which hasn't been as difficult as I'd first imagined. I would never have been able to keep track of my progress and where I'm supposed to go next without it.

Monday, Jeff and I head west for a brief vacation in the lovely Chisos Mountains of Big Bend National Park. I first visited here 19 years ago (!) and haven't been there in well over 10 years. It's a long day's drive, but worth it. Big Bend is one of those national parks that doesn't get loved to death like Yosemite or Yellowstone. It's not on the way to any place that a lot of people want to visit -- you've got to want to go there. I'm going to take the vest and try to make some major progress on it. I should have plenty of time and few distractions. I'll try to post some pictures from the road, but this area of the country has sparse to non-existent cell coverage. Just lots of silence -- nice, no?

After a long semester, I'm really looking forward to this.


  1. You're moving right along on that vest!
    I hope you and Jeff have a great trip. :)

  2. The vest looks great - I love the cabling! Have a great time on vacation!

  3. It's looking beautiful! Great work. Have a nice vacation.

  4. 23 years in Texas, and I never made it to Big Bend! Have fun!