leaving on a jet plane
I still need to figure out what knitting to bring with me! Obviously, the current socks will be coming. I am still working on the Fountain Lace Cardigan, but it just seems too big to haul around, especially as I am still making some pattern mods and will want to look at some other books and patterns as I do that.
I think I may need a second project, in case I finish the socks. So, here's what I could bring ...
- a long-unfinished alpaca scarf that I just want to get off the needles.
- some sock yarn to make socks for kids -- I'll either give them to one of my nieces, or to Dulaan.
- alpaca for the FBS
- more sock yarn for me
Here is one of the leading candidates for sock yarns for me ...
This is some Fleece Artist that I won as a prize. Earlier this year, I knit up 9 squares for the "Warming Grace" project. I was pleasantly surprised to win this yummy purply-pinky-reddish goodness!
The problem is, I've never knit with it, and no gauge suggestions are listed. I don't want to carry around multiple needles while traveling. Plus, you never know what you'll get when you knit up variegated yarns, so I might need to try multiple patterns before finding one that works with this yarn. I definitely DON'T want to lug around multiple patterns and books!
So, I will likely stick with the Regia, and downsize the Jaywalker pattern to make kids socks, since I know that will work.
See you on the flip side, hopefully with some significant progress to show you ... on something!