Sunday, January 29, 2006
First thing first: This is Debby at LYS looking up a pattern for me. Her scarf is made from ONE yarn. She saved me at Stitches Midwest this year when I got to the class and realized the nearest muffin/bagel/toast/ was a practically a bus ride away. Enter Debby with her STARBUCKS scone; before I could finish the sentence "Where can I get something to" she had broken it in half and given me the bigger half. Now that's a wonderful woman. I learned to come prepared to Stitches, there isn't always brainfood available!
I read a post about having one's needles taken away before getting on an airplane in Europe and began thinking. What could one knit with other than needles? Never one to reinvent the wheel, I searched and found an answer. There is something called a knitting board. If I was savvy, I could include the site and with one little click you could see it. I'm just not savvy...I am sorry. If you google knitting without needles you'll find it.
This board looks like it involves winding yarn around little pegs. Has anyone ever used this? The motions of knitting are soothing to me. I don't think this board would do the trick for me while traveling.
I tried to think of other options. Knitting on one's fingers? Knitting on one's friends fingers? Knitting with Twizzlers? Nah, too flexible. Knitting with straws? No they collapse.
Then I decided I could bring patterns and look through them. Sometimes that is as relaxing as knitting. Well, the good news this blogger isn't flying anytime soon, so I've put it to rest. I was just trying to help the rest of you.....