Have Knitting, Will Travel

Beautiful Live Oaks

Just got back from a visit to the sunshine state, Florida!

I always need a simple knitting project to keep my hands busy while traveling.  So I grabbed a skein of yarn out of my stash and started a simple scarf while waiting to board the plane.  Here’s what I got completed during my five-day trip.

I’m pleased with how it’s turning out.  I just sort of did my own thing.  Let’s call it the Textured Eyelet Scarf.  Or is that too boring?  How about Nubby Neckwarmer Scarf?

Instructions for Nubby Neckwarmer:

  • Cast on 45 sts
  • Rows 1 – 4: K (to make a garter st edge)
  • Row 5 – 9: stockinette stitch (alternating K & P)
  • Row 10: K2, YO – repeat to last 3 sts; K last 3 sts
  • Row 11: P
  • Row 12: K2, K2TOG to last 2 sts; K2
  • Repeat Rows 5 – 9 for as long as you want the scarf, then bind off.

While in Florida, I was visiting my dear friend, Sheryl Emmett, owner of Vivo Tours.  We had a wonderful time exploring and spending quality time together.  I was just sorry I couldn’t stay longer and go on her Vivo Tours day trip to Jacksonville.  They were going to Sally Corporation, a place that makes animatronics and dark rides for theme parks.  That would’ve been fascinating to see!

If you’re traveling to the Orlando area in central Florida and want to experience something other than main tourist attractions like Disney, Vivo Tours is the answer.  Seriously.  And I’m not just saying that because Sheryl’s my friend.  Take a look at the testimonials!  She organizes the most fascinating, unique bus trips…both day and multi-day trips.  While I was visiting, she took me to see venom extraction performed at the Reptile Discovery Center…it was absolutely fascinating!!

Sheryl guides each trip herself, providing educational insights and fun information.  She treats her customers like family, PLUS Vivo Tours sponsors an ongoing food drive program as a part of each and every one of their trips to give back to the local community.  Check out Sheryl’s website and give her a call if you’ll be in the central Florida area!

So, where are you heading this summer?  If you’re taking a knitting project along, write and tell me about it!

Happy Knitting,




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