Thursday, June 10, 2010


Tomorrow I'm traveling car-free to a weekend conference in Delaware. Part of the journey is by train and light rail, part by bicycle. So I got my new Basil double panniers on the bike. All my bike stuff, conference stuff, and clothes are in the panniers.

Basil panniers

I got my new Lazy Daisy socks to wear. The only modifications I made were to cast on 64 sts for the picot cuff and reduce to 55 sts for the leg (to prevent the lace from bagging) and to work a sl st heel. The socks just cover the ankle bone – if I knit these socks again, I think I'd work one more pattern repeat for a slightly taller anklet.

Lazy Daisy socks

And I got a new motivation to reduce my carbon footprint. This computer model shows some possible paths of the oil spilling from the Deepwater Horizon, running from the April 20 start of the disaster through August when the relief wells are projected to be complete. It shows what could happen to the oil that will already be in the water regardless of the success (or failure) of the relief wells.

Or view here.

We got to find ways to reduce our dependency on fossil fuels.

I'll be snapping photos of the journey for the LGRAB Summer Games and also knitting in public at the meeting – see you on the other side.


Dottie said...

Love the panniers and the socks :)

~RaenWa~ said...

I hope you have a great trip.

Bezzie said...

Have fun!!!

I'm seriously thinking about taking the train from Glen Ridge to Newark this summer (once Chunky's done w/school). Not so much for the carbon footprint. It would be $10 cheaper in monthly pass v. gas, but what appeals to me the most is the NO TRAFFIC.

craftivore said...

That is a truly terrifying image of the oil spill, it really makes it clear. Love your lacelets and the cute panniers, so girly.