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June 13, 2007

travel knitting
posted by soe 3:02 am

I have three knitting projects packed for the nine days I’ll be away. Think that’s enough?

One is a work in progress, about which I’m unexcited (mostly because I think I need to rip the foot back and reknit it on different needles because the sole of the foot is too thin). I also don’t particularly like the yarn, but I’d like to finish it so I can have it off the mental checklist. Plus, the Summer of Socks begins while I’m out in Utah, so I want to be prepared.

The second project, and the one I’ll probably work on on the plane, is a small Cascade Fixation sock knitting project for me that I’m excited about and that really will not take long if I sit with it for a couple hours. I love the colors — purples and greens.

And the last project is a felted mitered square bag. I won the pattern and Noro yarn from Jean Brashares at Romancing the Yarn over the winter, but I lacked the US11 dpns necessary to get started at the time. I bought a set at Sheep and Wool last month and now feel ready to embark on the project. Plus, Jenny has a washing machine I can use for free. And she lives in the desert, so the bag might even dry quickly!

Think that’s enough to keep me away from the yarn shop down the road from my MIL’s house? I mean, they’re having a sale!

Now I just need to figure out what books to pack! (And, yes, Mum, aside a sports bra, which is in the bedroom with a sleeping Rudi, all my clothes are in my suitcase — a full 13 hours before my plane departs!)

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