Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Vacation Knitting

I've been knitting my way across Kansas and seeing all sorts of interesting things which I'll share in the days ahead so be prepared.

Marilyn (my sister) and Brenda (my niece) and I headed east from Denver and meandered across the entire expanse of Kansas from its western to eastern border as well as a bit into Missouri. Our ultimate destination was Hamilton, Missouri to see the legendary Missouri Star Quilt Company for ourselves.

On our 1,788 mile journey, we saw license plates from 42 states and three Canadian provinces (Quebec, Alberta, and Newfoundland).

Plates were not spotted from the states of Hawaii, Rhode Island, North Carolina, Kentucky, Mississippi, Vermont, New Hampshire, or Connecticut.

Oddly, we did not see a plate from Montana until we returned to Denver, and that was also where we spotted a plate from Alaska.

Obviously, we crossed the American Heartland along with a lot of other people.


  1. I'm sure we saw quite a few states on our travels, I should have kept track, next time I will :)
    Loved catching up on your blog. I did print out the hat pattern you posted. I read in the paper yesterday that they are looking for volunteers to knit or crochet hats and scarves etc. to give away for the upcoming winter months.

  2. Hawaii is a hard one to get. Looking forward to hearing more of your adventure.

  3. We've made that drive across Kansas several times in past summers. It is endless! Glad you're finding some knitting time!

  4. I love that you counted plates. I LOVE Your hat . Solids with the variegated works so well. :)

  5. I hope you had room in one vehicle for all the purchases! Sounds like a fun trip:)

  6. My parents lived 2 years in Leavenworth before moving to Germany and they had a wonderful time road tripping. wishing you a fabulous vacation. The knitting in the sunlight looks so bright and summery.

  7. I think it's interesting that you kept track of the license plates as you traveled. Kansas sees a lot of tourists!

    Knitting your way across Kansas has really paid off! Cute, cute hats! And the scraps get put to good use!

  8. What a fun road trip and I can't wait to hear more about the places you stopped. I love a meandering road trip, but my husband hates them so it just doesn't happen often. A person has some wonderful and interesting experiences if they slow down and/or get off the interstate.

  9. What a great trip. I've been to Paducah Kentucky but the Missouri Star Quilt Co hadn't been started yet or I would have gone there too. What did you think?

  10. Phew, and I thought we were doing a lot of travelling.


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