“Hitchhiking” Through L.A.

This weeks project is the super popular Hitchhiker Shawl by Martina Behm (found on Ravely).

My roommate from college, Miss Jennifer, told me I had to make it.

Hers was so lovely, made in fingering weight yarn.

As a newish knitter, fingering weight yarn intimidates me…it would take me FOREVER to finish.

So, I had a cake of LionBrand Mandala in Centaur and decided to use that.


An easy to memorize pattern, it is a perfect project when watching tv or listening to an audiobook.

Which brings me to L.A.

I am currently listening to Righteous (IQ #2) by Joe Ide:

For ten years, something has gnawed at Isaiah Quintabe’s gut and kept him up nights, boiling with anger and thoughts of revenge. Ten years ago, when Isaiah was just a boy, his brother was killed by an unknown assailant. The search for the killer sent Isaiah plunging into despair and nearly destroyed his life. Even with a flourishing career, a new dog, and near-iconic status as a PI in his hometown, East Long Beach, he has to begin the hunt again-or lose his mind.
A case takes him and his volatile, dubious sidekick, Dodson, to Vegas, where Chinese gangsters and a terrifying seven-foot loan shark are stalking a DJ and her screwball boyfriend. If Isaiah doesn’t find the two first, they’ll be murdered. Awaiting the outcome is the love of IQ’s life: fail, and he’ll lose her. Isaiah’s quest is fraught with treachery, menace, and startling twists, and it will lead him to the mastermind behind his brother’s death, Isaiah’s own sinister Moriarty.
With even more action, suspense, and mind-bending mysteries than Isaiah’s first adventures, Righteous is a rollicking, ingenious thrill ride.
I read the first book, IQ, a while back and have been waiting for the second installment.
I first heard of IQ from on NPR.
I love having a good audio book for my commute or when I’m sewing.
I am also through about 70%  of The Women in the Castle.
I like it, but not as much as The Alice Network and The Nightingale.
Have a good week!
Joining Rachel at Little Room of Rachell

4 thoughts on ““Hitchhiking” Through L.A.

  1. Stefanie says:

    Hitchhiker is an awesome pattern. I bought it for my 40th three years ago and even treated myself to Allegria yarn by Manos del Uruguay. Yikes, I haven’t even done a photo shoot for it yet. Good job on yours. Didn’t you love its simplicity and how neat those pointy ridges are made?


    • MrsMcD918 says:

      I do love the pattern! I made one mistake in the beginning (you can see it in the picture), I have a small “nubbin” where I started to make a point and realized too late my mistake…doesn’t bother me though!


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