In early February, I finished Fern Glade from Knitty to take on my whirlwind trip to Phoenix, Sierra Vista, Las Cruces and El Paso. Fortunately, during my trip I had time to visit with Chris (above) and hang out in a gorgwous yarn store. I don't get to do either in Costa Rica. So it was a real treat tht fortified my soul before doing a road trip with my dad.
Not that my father is such a pain but his insistence on commenting on every aspect of my driving is exhasuting. I am driver who is legally licensed in Arizona and Costa Rica. They believe I know how to use cruise control. So whay doesn't he? Perhaps it is my tendency not to come to complete stops in empty parking lots. My dad makes it sound like I've kidnapped a busload of toddlers who I intend to sell to sweat shops whenever I refused to screech to a halt in the Walgreens parking lot. He also took it as a queue to discuss traffic laws in general in depth. I am so glad his citizen assistance classes with the sheriff's offices paid off.
But back to my pretty pretty Fern Glade. Years ago, I bought two skeins of Lorna's Laces DK Swirl. They sat in my closet patiently waiting for the prefect project. Then one magical day I realized I needed a hat for an upcoming trip. So I began the search, skeins in hand. And voila I stumbled across the Fern Glade pattern.
Of course, next time I am going to do a fair isle hat that says, "I Know How to Drive." Take that!