This past weekend I went to Comic Con in Boston with Thing #1, my sister and my niece. As I was packing and thinking aloud, I pondered what knitting to bring.
Thing #1: (with all the appropriate teenage type scorn she could muster) said, "Moommm, you do not need your knitting at Comic con."
Me: (thinking, have you met me?) Returned the scorn with a scoff, "of course I do, we'll be waiting around a lot".
Thing #1: What if Aunt Nancy doesn't bring her knitting?
Me: (thinking, have you met her?) answered simply, she will.
For Comic Con I brought Trains, Planes, and Automobiles (shop pattern from Westport Yarns). I must say, I was pretty proud of the way I "vacuum-packed" my knitting to fit into a small cross-body bag.
I even brought Dr. Who Mad Libs for the car ride.
We waited on line for at least an hour if not more, just to gain entrance to the building. I would have been beside myself without my knitting.
And, OF COURSE Nancy brought her knitting. That was just a silly question. She is knitting the Zickzack Scarf in Mille Colori Baby (Fingering: 100% Wool - Merino, 208 yards). It is her go to travel project because it simply never ends.
There were ample knitting opportunities. While on line for my sister's photo op with John Barrowman, I dropped to the floor to knit. I was a tired camper.
It did not take long for my niece to follow. We were each others back rest. And yes, there is a cape attached to my Wonder Woman t-shirt. I am just that cool. T-shirt credit goes to Thing #1 (if she reads this, I know she'll want credit).
We enjoyed several celebrity sightings.
We had a great time. Having never been, the people watching was beyond expectation and defies description. Suffice to say, anything goes was the theme for the day. Knitting in a Wonder Woman t-shirt did not make me stand out in the least.
I also brought Hitchhiker and happily finished it. I knit this with Miss Babs Keira (Fingers: 100% Wool - Merino, 560 yards). I ended with about 12" of yarn left. Talk about playing yarn chicken! I made some modifications to the pattern which can be found here.
Now back to the real world.