On Monday, we traveled back to the US from Cologne, Germany - a long trip which involved a cab ride to the airport, an hourlong flight to Berlin, a somewhat confusing transfer to a huge Airbus which we were taken to via bus from the boarding gate, and the 9 hour transatlantic flight back home. Going through customs, changing our Euros back to dollars, and getting our luggage was a cake walk in comparison. And then there was the 20 minute ride home via the CTA Blue line, complete with a passenger having a very loud and angry phone conversation in our train car - ah, it's good to be home! Doorstep to doorstep, I think we were in transit some 18 hours. Pretty exhausting but totally worth it because Germany was awesome. I can't wait to share more posts with you about it, but for now, I just want to get back to "normal" and share my current WIPS.
First off are the projects I started before the trip - the Boson Cowl in Ancient Arts Merino/Silk Fingering:
simple stockinette hat using Bijou Basin Ranch's Xanadu and Shangri-La yarns held double:
I was really worried that my knitting needles would be confiscated on the trip home to the point that I packed both of these projects and took some yarn and a crochet hook with the express purpose of beginning a crochet project on the return flight home. I'm not sure why I packed extra yarn when I was at a place where there was all the yarn and it was inevitable that some would come home with me, but for some reason I did, and it ended up not being used because I couldn't resist winding off one of the skeins of ArtYarns Merino Cloud I got at the H+H show. On Monday morning at the Cologne Airport (AKA Sunday night CST), I had a ball of yarn and a crochet hook: