Thursday, July 7, 2011

The Joys of Carpooling

I've mentioned in previous posts that I have a terrifically long commute, 65 miles one way which takes close to 2 1/2 hours each and every day. So luckily I was able to start carpooling with a coworker that just joined our team. Now, all of a sudden, I have over 2 hours every other day extra in which to stitch! Granted, I have to make sure the projects I take on the road don't require magnification beyond my reading glasses, but I think I can manage that.

Remember the crocheted baby blanket post? Well, here is the finished blanket, all ready to be shipped off to a new little darling!

And the Bullion Wrap Dress from August of 2010? The bullions are all finished and I only have a few leaves to go. I might just get this made before my granddaughter grows out of it.

But best of all, we have several common interests. We've been listening to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows from my iPod to get ready for the final movie, due out shortly. But I managed to forget to turn off the iPod this morning when we left the car and the poor thing was completely drained by the time we got to the car to return home. So we listened to some old radio shows on my carpooler's satellite radio instead. Today's selections were pretty awful, a program called "Escape" from the 1950's, one of which involved a marionette which turned out to be the alternate personality of his handler. The only redeeming part was that the marionette's voice was that of Art Carney (Ed Norton of the Honeymooners, that's even before my time!). Other days we have listened to H. G. Wells or George Burns and Gracie Allen. Great fun, not to mention the gas we both save.

This weekend I'll have to prepare other projects that can be worked in the car so I'll always have something to occupy my time.


  1. I'm glad you have a break from that long commute and can also have some extra stitching time. Your crocheted edge blanket is so pretty!

  2. It's great that you are able to turn that long commute into some productive time. Saving gas money makes it even more so!

  3. I've made hundreds of these blankets over the past 23 years or so. So relaxing and fun, but I am always the one driving on long trips in the car, unfortunately.

  4. Its great when you can share like that and every other day you can do something productive while being the passenger.


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