OK. First lesson. Once you buy the needles, yarn and a wonderful bag to protect your project, never leave home without the bag.
We left Phoenix for Tucson early Saturday. Planning on being busy the entire weekend, and back by Monday AM, I left without my bag.
Would you believe Tucson AZ is having a freak winter storm, its colder here today than it is in Indiana or Arkansas or most anywhere in the USA I think, so we're laid over an extra day - and I'm without my knitting. That is potentially one whole sleeve in Andrea's sweater!! I'm kicking myself. (The layover is because when they predict rain here it usually doesn't hit the ground, it falls to the edge of the horizon and evaporates - verga - but today, four days late, the storm from California arrived, and because we're not real good at predicting AZ weather, we rode our motorcycles, so they are under the carport at Pat and Ed's, new found friends in Tucson, and we're in a heated home waiting out the rain.) Usually this is not a problem, but it not only rained, it dropped into the 30's for most of the day, and the highway is under construction and the Super Bowl is over, and the world is on the road, need more excuses?
So-o-o, always take your knitting project with you. A+++ if you already knew this. I have to buy short size 9 needles to finish Andrea's sweater, because the long ones won't fit in my motorcycle's saddle bags!!