Safe travels to my Boston knitting pals who are (as I write) on their way to NYC for a day of serious yarn shopping. Have fun! I look forward to reading all about it.
Meanwhile, all of you can read about Midwest Moonlight, which is working up nicely. Even thought the pattern is quite easy to memorize, I still manage to miscount my knits and purls, or to skip a yarn over. Unfortunately, most of these mistakes happen during subway knitting, which these days could often be called subway tinking.
Normally, this much tinking would indicate to me that it's time to cast on for a separate subway project, leaving the scarf for after-dinner or morning-coffee knitting. In this case, however, I need to stay on top of this scarf so that it gets done. So far, the subway knitting is still productive. In fact, I have already knit to the end of a skein.