When I left home on December 2 to go to Louisiana, I had my list made, everything was packed and I was out the door exactly on time. I was driving halfway on the first day, spending the night along the way and then driving the rest of the trip on Friday.
The trip is longer than I like to make in one day at this time of year when we have less daylight hours but if I divide it in half, which is about what it takes to get to stay where I like to stay, I get to the hotel way early. I arrived at the hotel at 2 p.m. I was so happy to have an entire evening alone to sit and knit. I had packed all kinds of projects, mostly at various stages of completion because I was going to teach friends to knit socks and needed examples.
As I was unpacking, I thought to myself . . I’m missing something. Yes, my entire back of knitting! I had no needles, no yarn . . nothing. I thought I remembered seeing a bag of yarn under a seat in the car so I went out and found these four skeins of yarn but still no needles.
No Hobby Lobby in this town. No place that would have knitting needles! A trip to Wal-Mart was not real successful but they did have these.
There was a Mexican restaurant next to the hotel. Nothing like Tex-Mex. Love it! So, I asked the lady at the hotel front desk if the food is good. She said it was excellent so I said “Good, I’ll walk over there and that way I can drink a margarita and not have to drive back.” She said “No . . this whole area is dry!” Guess I wasn’t going to have a margarita but the food was excellent.
And the Dr. Pepper I had was better than any margarita!
Back to the room to decide which yarn to knit with these 2.75 mm needles. The Opal Memory was chosen. Opal yarns aren’t my favorite as far as the feel but Opal yarns hold up so well.
The next morning I went a bit out of my way to get to a Hobby Lobby in Longview, TX and got more needles (and a bit more yarn) but I was all set. I would like to think that maybe next time I go somewhere I won’t forget anything but . . I know me too well!