The sun was just coming up as I left Texas to head home. As I had anticipated, I got to do a lot of airport knitting on this trip. Most of it was on Gramps.
This was the day I left, during the first loooong layover.
This was on the plane on the second leg of the trip to Texas.
This was as I was landing that first night.
And this was during the second layover on the way home as I was eating the homemade pimento cheese sandwich my mom made for me for lunch.
The most exciting trip news I have to share with you is that Storm Cloud is fabulously wearable!
Most of the shawls I have feel like they’re wrapped around my neck more than my shoulders when I wear them, even the big ones. And I’m constantly fiddling to make sure they don’t come loose from how I’ve arranged them or slide off altogether. Storm Cloud was completely different! It rested naturally around my shoulders, and I could adjust it for the temperature without even really thinking about it.
I had it on all day a couple of different days, and when I wasn’t noticing that it was my handspun yarn and feeling kind of giddy about that, it was a perfect instance of form meets function. Nothing missing, nothing extra. It was like wearing a hug. I can’t say enough good things about it. This is truly the most enjoyable knitted thing I’ve ever worn.
I even managed to get a handknits-in-action shot:
The trip itself was terrific. I spent lots of time hanging out and visiting with family. This is my step-brother’s dog, Roman, who is the sweetest boy ever.
And this is my aunt’s cat, Lola, who loves everyone!
I tried to get a shot of my mom’s cat, but they all turned out blurry. Next time.
This is a bird we met in a parking lot. I found out that my mom and my aunt carry bird seed in the car! When they see a hungry-looking bird (not sure how they can tell), they spread a handful of seed for it. I love them so much.
Plant growing along the Texas Gulf Coast is a serious affair. Everything looked like it was about to take over the planet. The leaf on this one had to have been 18” across.
Did I mention that the layovers were realllllly long?