A road trip provides a great opportunity to get some knitting done, but it has to be the right kind of knitting. I thought I had the right kind in hand when I started this simple, not-really-lace scarf for #2 daughter’s birthday. It’s made from Kollage yarn’s Delightful, and it’s just a one-row pattern, so it’s easy to keep track of. I started in plenty of time to have the pattern memorized, and here it is on the needles, glimmering slightly.


In fact, this will be a terrible road trip project. The yarn consists of a strand of lurex and a strand of mohair, loosely wound together. As I knit, the mohair knits up at quite a different rate from the lurex, so that there will clearly be several yards of mohair left over after the lurex is gone.


It is therefore necessary to stop and adjust and disentangle along the way. Road trips are no place for this kind of shenanigans.

I’ll have to start another project instead.