Good Company

8:02:00 AM


Tuesday, I took the morning off to visit my dear nemesis... the DMV. (It's been NINE months since the wedding!!!-- I thought it was time to take care of the name-change sitch.) Knowing I was in for several hours of waiting on line(s), I took along my new bestie, the Hitchhiker Shawl!

{Backtrack: I've been on a serious sock-knitting kick and after finishing the Cakewalk 'Clove' socks for Dennis and (for sanity's sake) I decided it was time to switch gears. Enter: Hitchhiker by Martina Behm}


{Double Backtrack: Before I could even visit the DMV in the city, I had to visit the Social Security office in Brooklyn... how I made this all happen between the hours of 8am-11am is beyond me!}

To put it simply, I'm in love with this pattern. I'm generally not a fan of garter stitch shawls-- and avoid them like the plague for fear of boredom. But watching several knitters cast on and progress, the concept intrigued me.

So, with a brand new skein of Blue Moon Fiber Arts, STR in the 'Smokin' Cuz I Am' colourway, I cast on and the rest is history!


{Tripple Backtrack: I cast said shawl on last weekend before our trip to IKEA because I knew we'd be in for a wait, returning some items in customer service}

Needless to say, given the amount of lines I've had to wait in these past few weeks, my Hitchhiker has been keeping me good company.

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6 comments

  1. Wow, women are still changing their names!

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    1. It's a personal choice I'm more than happy to make. :)

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    2. I changed my name too :-)

      I have been considering Hitchhiker for a while as I have a skein of Wollmeise I am desperate to use....

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  2. I still need/want to change mine too :( but.... I LURVE your new shawl. The colors are deeeeelish :)

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  3. Maybe I've been living under a rock, but I didn't know women weren't taking their husbands name. I took my husbands name 32 years ago and I lost him to cancer 5 years ago. I'm in a new relationship and don't care to re-marry because I love my last name and its all I have left of my first true love.

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  4. I love your hitchhiker! Great colorway! Which weight did you use in the STR yarn? Lightweight? Thanks

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