Moving right along, you don’t want to hear about my morning of meeting (that is right – 3+ hours long) anymore than I want to think about it. Nor do you want to know that I then had to hitch a ride to Landstuhl for a 30 minute meeting late in the day.
And how did I get home, you might wonder. Assuming that I successfully made it home tonight without wheels.
Well, I gained knitting time. I had a chance to work on the grasshoppers for part of the midday blast down the autobahn. At least till I got to the part where I needed the pattern which was in the trunk. Should have suffered through being uncomfortable in the front seat of the sports car with large bag under my legs than have 20 minutes unable to knit. I will know better next time.
No dummy, I am taking the xx07 after the hour S-1 as it passes through Landstuhl on its way across four states to arrive at Osterburken. I was sitting there in time to see the new Trans-regio pull in. And see that orange sign? It represents a remarkable change for Germany.
A No Smoking sign. In an outdoor public place. The train stations are now to be smoke free.
One hour, 42 minutes later, the S-1 passes through Heidelberg. Allowing for boarding and exiting, I figured a good 95 minutes of knitting at the minium. Executing complicated patterns requires concentration – I elected train knitting. Plain, ordinary stockinette can be absolutely wonderful.
I finished up the first sock of this pair quite a bit earler, the second was cast on after boarding – and this is 16 cm of sock cuff wrapped up as we pulled into Heidelberg. Really not bad for what turned out to be 100 minutes of knitting time.
I should be thrilled to accomplish even 20% of that speed on my sockapalooza. There I made absolutely no progress: I forgot the yarn at home and the pattern at work. Phooey.
While we are all at it – have you seen Summer of Socks 2007?
I have both the India Ink and Yasmine Galenorn cozies just returned from the eldest to read. All these sock projects are really interferring with my reading. I have gone from a book/day normally down to maybe 2 a week.