It was a lovely train ride yesterday. Heidelberg to Stuttgart, Stuttgart to Zurich. The train was not full, the seats were comfortable, and I was able to listen to books while knitting socks. I have the first three J. D. Robb “xxxx in Death”, 18 hours worth, just started.
Other than my cell phone traveling to Mannheim, there were no incidents or accidents on the journey. George met me at the Zurich train station, and we traveled another half hour out to Wollerau to stay overnight at the apartment.
It was another train this morning to the Flughafen, then a flight to Tel Aviv that would have been completely miserable had the Montréal connector arrived on time. Unless it rains again in the morning, I will be on the beach early. My clothes from tonight should be dried out.
What an opportunity, hours to travel, watch scenery, and knit. I am finally producing mates to orphans that have been on their own for an extensive time. Perhaps years in some cases. I don’t even remember which German sock brand produced the pink multi-coloured yarn. Knit on 2,5mm needles, there are 60 stitches around. Each side has a twisted stitch panel, with the third in the center of the back. The pattern continues onto the foot and finishes on the toe.
This yarn I know came from Regia in one of their Antique colorways. Just a vanilla sock with strap heel on the standard 2,5 mm needles done over 60 stitches. It would also be a great yarn for small cables or 5/1 ribbing just to break up the pattern.
I have am on the last orphan pair, then I get to knit something new. Tomorrow I have some professional work to do, but after that I am free to wander around Tel Aviv with knitting and camera.