Thursday, March 24, 2016

Monday Meme moves to Thurdsday

Participating in another meme from Kathy B

1. Last thing you finished:  Mirabel!
2. Favorite pattern to knit again and again:
I used to hate knitting patterns more than once, but I've been known to do it more often now. My main one is my Undine sock pattern.
It's one of those patterns  I have completely memorized, it knits up quick and it always plays well with the yarn, no matter how busy.

3. Do you prefer to drive or fly? This is tough - I haven't flown much, but I absolutely LOVE to fly - the actual plane ride, not all the waiting and airport crap. But I love cars too - as passenger or driver. I'd never fly somewhere I can drive in under a day though  - too much to see on the way!

4. Do you use a paper map or your phone's directions. Neither. I usually check my route online before I leave and commit it to memory. I have an infallible sense of direction, which drives Dave crazy (he can get lost in the mall). Dave has a GPS, but I don't trust her.
As an aside... I absolutely love maps - paper or computer. Sometimes when I'm bored, I'll pull up google maps, and follow the streets around Paris or London, or some remote island.

5. Would you rather a National park or an Amusement Park? National Park. I'm not much for rides - I don't like not being in control. But I love hiking and being in nature. And there's so much around here.
6. Do you like to go to the same place for vacation over and over or somewhere new? 
I love to go new places, but it's nice to be somewhere familiar too. Dave's family's cottage is only 1.5 hours away on Lake Erie. It's a lovely spot and a nice little getaway for a day or two.
7. Car knitting necessitates ingenuity sometimes. How ingenious have you had to be?  
I have knit socks with just three needles because I dropped one - one for the front of the sock, one for the back, and a needle to do the knitting. I don't recommend it.
8. Have you ever seen another knitting in the passenger seat knitting on the road?

Only when I'm the driver... and it's my Mom who's the passenger.
9. Do you collect anything on vacation?   I like to buy souvenir yarn if I can. In fact, I've been looking at the yarn I bought in Chicago, and thinking I really should use the rest of it up.
10.  Do you get homesick? 
Yes. It's my eternal struggle. I love to travel, but I miss home so much. I miss my cats, and I miss my bed.


Anonymous said...

You just reminded me how much I enjoyed knitting Undine. I put it in my queue again!

I totally understand missing the cats. Funny thing is ......I think the cat misses US too.

kathy b said...

Aw love your answers. I am finding out I am not the only one who , all grown up, gets homesick on vacation!

elns said...

I do love these memes and everyone's answers. Good stuff. I really enjoyed knitting Undine as well and easily see it as a repeat knit!