Thursday, August 20, 2009

My Creative Space (Just Like Thelma and Louise, Only Not)



After a week of so-busy-my-feet-have-barely-touched-the-ground-ness, I’m off on a 24 hour road trip á la Thelma and Louise. There are some small differences between the movie and my reality, some of which include:

1. Brett, aka Thelma (or Louise – whichever one did most of the driving) is a pal from way back and a bloke.

2. We’re hiring a car so it’s unlikely to be anything boxy, vintage, American or with road-trip street cred.

3. As far as I am aware, we are not on the run from the law. The sole purpose of my journey is to hang out with another gorgeous pal, (who admittedly spent her youth doing a lot of criminally underage clubbing) and drink non-stop tea on her verandah.

4. The journey is three hours, each way. As far as I could tell in the movie, neither Geena Davis or Susan Sarandon had yet discovered their inner craft. But six possible hours unpunctuated by kid “Are we there yets?” or “I know I didn’t need to go to the toilet five minutes ago when we stopped but now I’m desperate” is too good to pass up. Between navigation duties, I’m starting a top for the two year old based on this free pattern and using that yarn below, even if it does mean frogging one completed sock (ten months on, it’s apparent odd sock issues are too deep-seated to warrant the knitting of it’s pair).



Go visit the Queen of Creative Spaces and see what all those other crafty souls are up to...

29 comments:

natalie said...

Enjoy your no kids, tea? drinking break and throw caution to the wind aka Thelma & Louise style.

One Flew Over said...

Enjoy the silence...oh how blissful!

Kirsty said...

Absolute bliss. Have a fabulous time.

knitting sprouts said...

Heaven. Who wouldn't be excited? I have a 3 hour trip each way for the weekend starting tomorrow- except I am driving and my only company is 3 children. Can we swap?

Nikki Cardigan said...

Your comparison to Thelma and Louise made me say "oh dear!". And laugh. Have a great time and a safe trip.

Love your new header.

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Unfettered freedom ! The turning of former wild young clubbers into verandah-sitting peppermint-tea drinking middle aged people isn't really convincing though . Are the coasters going too ?

Christina Lowry said...

Sounds wonderful! We are heading to Malaney on Saturday for a friends house warming. That is a two hour trip each way, with an eight month old who loves sleeping in the car - fingers crossed! Have fun! :)

M* (Melanie) said...

Sounds like lots of fun! Love the look of the yarn.

Tinniegirl said...

Look forward to reading of your adventures at the other end. Love that gorgeous wool.

Smitonius said...

Smitonius here:

Have fun! By the way, I have odd sock issues too.....

Loz and Dinny said...

so you don't even have to pack a bag with 50 000 snacks and other diversions to avert car cabin fever disasters... wow. cool. serenely brilliant. Hell - hold up a petrol station on the way there and then keep on driving you renegade!

Kylie said...

Have a fabulous time!! No driving near any cliffs, okay? I tried to click on the pattern but it wouldn't open for me... Anyway, have fun making/creating :) K

Mel said...

Fun stuff! Hope you have a ball .. of yarn (ho ho ho I crack myself up). Wonder if you'll meet up with a Brad Pitt look alike? Just stay away from cliffs and please don't wear a cowboy hat.

p.s VERY gorgeous yarn btw!

beck said...

Sounds like just the ticket after a busy week! Hope you enjoy yourself and get to relax. Thanks also for being a great, funny, supportive bloggy friend x

dillpickle said...

I would love to be able to knit in the car - I would get so much more done!! Sadly for me it's not worth the certain green gills. Have a lovely time!

Bianca said...

ooo 6 hours of knitting, lucky you. And what is that wool there..JJ's?

Cute as Buttons said...

Just noticed the change to your header! Lovely and fresh. I envy the tea drinking and the crafty journey. Lisa.

PottyMouthMama said...

Have a wonderful trip (though I know you're already burning rubber!). xxx

Grace said...

Relax and enjoy!

Lucette said...

looks like a great adventure ahead. Enjoy.
and the sock yarn is fab.

modernemotive said...

Have a wonderful trip. Sounds like a lot of fun.

Amanda said...

Cute post :)...Hope you have a smooth drive and wonderful time visiting friends...

A 3hr road trip each way has been known to be a day trip for me..What a girl won't do for a decent day in the city.

--ginger. said...

Um. Just please promise to end your trip differently. I think I can speak for all of us that we'd prefer you not drive off into the depths of the Grand Freaking Canyon. I'm just saying.

Sandrine said...

Bon voyage! What a great yarn you have there;)

Leonie Guld said...

Ohhh have fun......!

m.e (Cathie) said...

hehe...you always make me smile :)
enjoy lovely.

Fran-lovelylittlesweetpeas said...

Sounds absolutely refreshing! Enjoy your 24 hour break!

I've tagged you in '5 things...' - something to think about when you get back

Bek said...

I LOVE that yarn and that top. Perhaps I could get Jemima's Gramma or Granny to knit one for her..?

Riet said...

HI. I read your comment on my blog and I read it again and again and first couldn't find out what you meant. You have been in my country 15 years ago and I assume you liked it ? I am so glad you did.
How did you find me? I was happy to hear from you.
Have a nice day.
Riet from Holland