We leave for Beaufort tomorrow morning. I haven’t packed. I have a bit of meal prep to complete (this is on the menu for Friday morning and I’d rather have my kitchen smelling like roasted onions now than then). and I want to make a batch of thyme simple syrup (because cocktails). but my knitting is ready.
I’m taking two projects. socks and a sweater.
I knit plain vanilla socks (using this pattern, mostly in the DK weight, but sometimes the worsted variation) and going around and around – even on size 3 dpn’s – is suitable for all sorts of activities. Games. Car rides. Enjoying a glass of wine by the bay. (also the opera). This is the first sock, but I wouldn’t be surprised if I had a complete pair to show next week. (lots of games. a long car ride. and wine.)
The sweater is Ririko’s latest Olive leaf Pullover. I love the 1×1 cables and hope my yarn – Holst Tides (a light fingering wool/silk blend) will show off the pattern. The first step is casting on 138 stitches and joining in the round … on a size 2 needle (the size 4 in the photo comes into play after 3 rounds of 1×1 ribbing). I’d really like to get that done tonight…maybe while the vegetables are roasting?!
Then there’s a section with short rows and sleeve shaping (it’s top down) and that 1×1 cable chart. I’m thinking this is for morning coffee time and sort of paying attention while my mom and sister rock the crossword puzzles.
How do y’all plan for travel knitting? do you think I have my bases covered?
Head on over to Kat’s to see others are unraveling about this week!