The Joy of Late Trains

Knitting has a wonderful ability to change my response to situations.

My trains have been late, cancelled, crowded and generally a disorganised mess since the snow in December. MPs are now involved and there is a growing call for Southeastern Trains to loose their franchise all together. As a beleaguered daily commuter on this shabby excuse for a service,  I should be cussing, fistwaving and stamping my foot. But I’m not 😉

Why not?

Because, after a couple of weeks of adding up the total number of minutes my trains were late, I was gaining at least an extra hour a week knitting time! So now, when the driver announces that there is congestion at London Bridge, a dog on the line or that the train has lost it’s path (Yep, we really had those and more this week !) I huff and puff a little, then think , “Great, I can get some more rows in!”

So, all these late trains mean… I’ve finished my Easy for the Train socks .

From Easy for the train
From Easy for the train

Not thrilling or challenging but colourful and fun – a success.  For me these were not all about the finished product but about de-stressing my commute – a success in that respect too!

Oh! I must be turning into a process knitter- Gasp!


Completed Knit Report
Name: Easy for the train
Pattern: Regia free sock pattern
Yarn: Garnstudio DROPS Fabel
Pattern Problems: None
Pattern Modifications: Twisted German cast on
Washing and Wearing: A little large but assuming some shrinkage because I won’t hand wash socks!
Knit It Again???: Definately
Difficulty: Easy- Peasy
Rating: 4/5
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  1. pip
    pip January 23, 2011 at 8:36 pm |

    Lovely colourful socks…and therapeutic too 🙂

  2. CraftyCripple
    CraftyCripple January 23, 2011 at 8:37 pm |

    Just think how many pairs of socks you can get done while the chaos continues.

  3. josiekitten
    josiekitten January 23, 2011 at 8:42 pm |

    Great socks! So what’s your next project going to be?

  4. Jo
    Jo January 24, 2011 at 9:32 am |

    Great. I love the colours.

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