Last weekend we took the train from Emeryville to Reno, Nevada. Amtrak's California Zephyr must be one of the prettiest train rides EVER. I love to travel by train, especially with a group of friends and the beautiful views of the snowy Sierra Nevada. I especially like that my husband planned the trip. I purposely stayed ignorant about all the details so I could act like he usually does, a pampered guest. It was fun!
It's a 5-6 hour train ride, plenty of time to gab and knit (the girls) and play cards (the boys). See FO above! It's another one of the those trips when the getting there is just as good or better, than the being there. I have a few pictures from my iphone of Donner Lake and the Truckee River.While at Reno I stopped in at Jimmy Beans. I was surprised to see that they were not this huge warehouse of yarn like I imagined, but just an average sized knit shop. But then I found out that each bin holds just one or two of each color and they have huge storage rooms in the back where they store most of the yarn. They were welcoming and friendly and I hung around for a few hours. I ended up buying some Handmaiden Casbah wool in a deep blue shade with an idea to make Breakwater sometime in the future. I think the simple sweater will show off the subtle shades of the yarn.I knit another Just Enough Ruffles on the train, and also worked on this Chiton Pullover and finished it last night.About that sweater, hmm, I don't think the pics give it justice, it's pretty cute in person. Details on my Ravelry page.