One thing I'd forgotten about home is that you drive a whole lot. Everything is just that perfect distance apart - and configured in such a way - that requires you to drive 20 minutes minimum just to get to Wawa. We're in the car half the day. And we're not only out in the car, we periodically drive it around home to visit the apartment like a fly alighting and taking off again. We bring it to the end of the cul-de-sac in front of the garden apartments, to load and unload stuff before going out again. Pampers in, garbage out, the haul from the orchard in, the gear needed to entertain Binx at the diner out.
A friend once told me her 1 year old daughter loved to just take her books out and put them back, all day long. They eventually had to hide her books because she did it so obsessively. My friend said it was like the tide.
That's what the car is like here. A little silver tide coming in and out, and we ride it. To the Wawa. To the preschool. To the ocean and back. To the fire station to visit Uncle Scott at work and see the big red trucks. To the orchard to get buns and "coffee, light."
The good things about this: 1) there's a steady stream of coffee involved. 2) Sebastian has an array of aunties and GG to visit with in his back seat throne, and so I can sit in the front passenger seat and knit. I have knitted more this week in the car than I've knitted all month at home.
Right before I left, I decided to check out what the deal was with the Jaywalker socks. Why is everyone so in love with this pattern? Now I know.
This washed out shot is the only one I've got to convey what I'm up to, but I've joined Cara's knitalong and I need to make an official update (she's forbidden participants from jumping in with pictures of fully finished socks. But this pattern is so perfect and addictive, you finish them fast. You have to really make an effort to get a process shot).
What's so great about these socks? Not only do they really showcase variegated sock yarn without obscuring either the yarn or the pattern, but they also just work really perfectly. The pattern repeats fits perfectly on each needle, and there are fun little tricks built into the pattern to make it come out just so. It's a delight to follow exactly and not second guess.
I've also knitted most of a Baby Surprise Jacket in the past two days of driving around. I'll show you that next time I get to a wi-fi. And we'll be home later in the week.