Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The moonlighting navigator

USA Sept Oct 2012

When hubby and I travelled around Europe in an old Combie van in 2001,
I had not yet become a knitter.
He was designated driver and I was designated navigator.
No GPS or the like.
A good old fashioned map book and off we went.

Even without the distraction of crafting in the front passenger seat,
I will admit to a "few" uptight and I might say rather terse moments during those 7 months
when Mr Boozle had NFI where we were going
and neither did his navigator.

Who would have thought Lyon, France, could be such a pain in the butt to navigate?

This time around, Mr Boozle was again designated driver.
(Designated by me.
No way I was driving a 29 foot RV on the wrong side of hilly, windy roads
with 3 children in the back)

That left me to navigate.
Just me and the GPS from hell (but that is another story)

So I carefully chose a relatively mindless project for our recent RV holiday.
Just my favourite colours.
A simple repeating pattern.
No sharp needles with which to stab the driver in an impetuous moment of nagivation rage.

A crocheted blanket.

It filled in those driving hours and those quiet early morning hours.
(For some reason I was bright eyed and bushy tailed between 5 and 6 most mornings)

So I present...The evolution of My Very Excellent USA RV Adventure blanket.
(More on Rav here)

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Las Vegas- Zion Canyon- Bryce Canyon- Capitol Reef- Canyonlands- Moab-Arches National Park- Mesa Verde- Canyon de Chelle- Petrified Forest National Park- Sedona- Grand Canyon National Park- Route 66- Las Vegas

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I started the day that we picked up our RV
and finished the morning that we dropped it back.
The 4 hour car ride from Vegas to LA
was spent "therapeutically" darning in the ends.

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Now if I can keep those sharp-clawed moggies away from it,
I have a blanket to keep me warm
and to remind me of an amazing holiday for years to come.


Tania said...

FABULOUS. Perfect result in every way.

(my Mr insists that I craft in the car - cuts way down on the backseat driving).

toadstooldots said...

what amazing pics! love the photo story and the idea of having such a blanket to remember a special holiday...

Lola Nova said...

It is beautiful! And what adventures it has had. Love the photos and I do believe I have the same hat :)

Koala69 said...

Hi Antti, what a lovely blanket you have done! So many kilometers behind, WOW!

bec said...

Wow! Awesome, and love the snaps with the WIP- awesome scenery!