What's the question? Not Sure. But I do know the answer.
"The Answer To The Ultimate Question In Life, The Earth , The Universe And Everything" is according to Douglas Adams, "42".
And 42 are the number of teeth knitted in this Hitchhiker Shawl.
Confused? No, you shouldn't be.
Over the last month or two I had seen a few Hitchhiker Shawls knitted. The shawl is designed by Martina Behm and can be found for paid download in Ravelry. Its not very expensive to download and great fun to knit. It takes a ball or so of 4ply, sock wool is great.
Two bloggy friends, Ali from Crazy Dazy Knits, @crazydazyknits on instagram and Lorraine, @lola2038 on instagram and I decided to have a little knit a long. We called ourselves #3gohitchhiking and periodically posted photos of our progress.
And here, with their permission, are the results!
Ali: Isn't Ali's photo beautifully styled. I did try that with mine, but not as successfully.
Lorraine, who is nearly, nearly finished. You can see the teeth!
and yours truly.
(excuse the unironed t shirt)
(I really do need to look at my styling)
It was fun to knit together, albeit virtually. I could pass either Ali or Lorraine in the street and not know them, and we all live in the one small country. Maybe I would recognise them by their hitchhiker shawl. If either of them fancy a knit a long again, I would love to do it again! In fact I have my next project all lined up, a scarf pattern and wool I bought in Philadelphia last Easter, and my daughter has decided to knit a garter stitch scarf along with me.
I will leave you with this gorgeous little baby hat. My stateside son's girlfriend crocheted this. And its just as sweet in real life as it is in the photo.