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Friday, September 12, 2008

Mistake Rib Scarf, FO

Pattern: Mistake Rib Scarf from MajorKnitter
Yarn: Berocco Ultra Alpacca, one skein plus the leftovers from Portland Lobster
Needles: Size 9, bamboo circular
Mods: cast on 29 +2 for the selvage.

This turned out to be the perfect project for my bus ride. The ride from Nuuanu to Waikiki normally would take 20 minutes to drive and 15 to park. The bus took 1.5 hours each way. My son rode with me as far as University of Hawaii (one hour) and he explained all the intricacies of riding the bus in the 21st century to me. This is one of the newer buses, with air conditioning. It also talked and explained all the stops along the way. Two feet of this scarf was knit on the bus. The newer bus is lower then the old buses as the wheel covers are actually in the bus now and take up seat space. I'm not sure if that is such a good idea. It was still high enough for me to observe how different the world looked from a different vantage point. The people watching was fun and educational.


beadlizard said...

Yes, it does take forever to ride a bus from point A to point B, but there are many good things that balance that. The one thing I will NOT do is ride a night bus through a neighborhood with bad gang activity. There's one stretch on the bus that connects San Francisco and my parents' home where people are often shot, so I only do that one during the day. Yikes.

Are there any express buses for the route you took?

I love the combination of that yarn and the stitch -- glorious texture! Does it feel as good as it looks? --Syl

Aim said...

That's a really nice looking scarf! Love the color of that yarn. (One and a half hours?! Yikes...)

Jennifer said...

Ooh- I love your scarf. I guess I should really finish mine, shouldn't I? What a great project for the bus.

KnitPastis said...

Lucky you able to knit while in a bus. I would get car sick but man if I could. Lovely color!