First of all, some pictures from Sunday evening's train travels.
The train stopped at the perfect spot in D.C. for me to take this:
before we eased into the tunnel to Union Station. I feel quite patriotic whenever I pass venerable government buildings such as these.
Inside Union Station is the Grand Hall which is breath-taking:
Even the exterior corridors are dramatic and beautiful:
I finished my Eros skinny scarf on the train Sunday and wore it with my blue suit on Monday:
After all the air travel chaos on Thursday, I was sorely glad I travel by train these days. The extent of our "heightened" security was a bored cop milling around. We rail riders definitely don't have the hassles of airport security, but we're all the more vulnerable for it. If America sees anything like what's happened in London, India or Madrid, that'll be the end of passenger rail travel in the U.S.
Anyway, here's my view from the platform at the BWI Amtrak station Thursday evening:
Nowhere to be found in this direction, either.
Despite the bimbettes, I happily cast on for the Mason-Dixon ball band dishcloth:
The yarn is Plymouth Fantasy Naturale mercerized cotton I picked up at Unraveled awhile back. This is such a fun knit -- I see more of these dishcloths in my future! Even the back of it is cool looking, and I meant to take a picture of that, but forgot. Will try to do so when it's finished.
I still don't understand how that stitch can be slipped for three rows, without being stretched way out of shape, but it magically works! I think this "warshrag" might go well in my beach-living sister's kids' bathroom which is very brightly decorated and beachy. Should I make the second one match the first, or swap the colors and knit it with pink as the main color and blue as the edging? It may all depend on how much yarn is left after this first one is complete.
I'm dying to knit some more on it, so I think I will end this post and try to get another repeat done tonight before bed.