Posted on March 14, 2005 at 9:06 pm

The patriarch of the Roth family in The Plot Against America says "Anything can happen to anybody, except that it usually doesn’t."

Return_of_natural_lightThat’s the story around  here this weekend.  I finally gave in to my compulsion to start something new, and cast on for Annie Modesitt’s Ballet-Neck Cardigan from last spring’s Interweave Knits. It’s moving fast because I’m in the honeymoon phase, and this thing burns through the Jo Sharp Desert Garden Aran I had in the stash for it. 

We are gearing up for a trip to Chicago.   It is my limited understanding that the Windy City has but a few yarn shops worth looking into, so I will probably content myself with a dip into either the Knitter’s Workshop (where I went last time) or Arcadia and call it a day.  If anyone out there has an opinion, please share.

I don’t have to struggle with the knitting needles on the airplane question because in my family, I am the designated Toddler seatmate, so no knitting will transpire while in the air.  And since my needles are now registered as injurious weapons (remember this?), I think that makes the matter a simple one. I will probably take the PS 136 as my travel knitting because it is compact, and since it moves slowly, I am in no danger of getting anywhere near unknown territory.