Friday, March 9, 2012

Good Company

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.


  1. Wow, women are still changing their names!

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

    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....

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

  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.

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