Thursday, July 17, 2008

Good to Go

In case you wondered what I meant when I said "I don't travel well," in my last post, let me clarify. Think "basket case". Any clearer?

Actually, with the last minute relief of 4 extra days to prepare, I'm feeling pretty good. And I'm still so relieved that I'm not driving that I haven't even started thinking about the whole chaos of airports and airplanes with young children.

But I have thought about yarn, of course, and what I will take.

1)An interesting, addictive little sock.

Spring Forward

Spring Forward from the Summer Knitty with TOFUtsie sock yarn.
I needed to find something really thin for this sock since the 66 stitch count was too big for me with the other yarn I tried.

2) A plain stockinette sock because one should always travel with some stockinette on hand.


Zen Serendipity Sport in Summertime Roll

3) Something new to cast on. A little spice just for fun.


Rivolo by Anne Hanson. It was love at first sight... and perfect for the Handmaiden "Smoke" Casbah I have been wanting to use. Or possibly my "Stone" Somoko. Maybe I should bring both...

Of course, I also have a good mystery and the pod.


Oh! And my mom made this beautiful shawl pin for me to wear with my Swallowtail Shawl to the wedding.


Good to go. For now.


Donna Boucher said...

Love that zen sock yarn...really pretty.

A book with Christmas in the title...that strikes me as funny.

Lydee said...

that's right, stock [sock] up! and take an ipod with you so you can stuff them in your ears and pretend your kids are someone elses... (just for fun you know) :-)

km said...

Gorgeous shawl pin.

I guess the yarn too thick thing is what's got me on my new sock. I do know how think Tofutsies to find a similarly thin yarn without the shrimp. How do you find your basic stockinette sock #? Book recommendation or website?

Yarnhog said...

That shawl pin is gorgeous! Your mom made that? Does she sell them?

Anonymous said...

Very cool ichthus shawl pin. Your mom is very talented. Must be where you got it!

knittinwolf said...

Beautiful shawl pin. Love the socks and the scarf is very pretty. Have a great trip!

Sarah said...

Gorgeous pin from your mother! She is talented!

Auntie Pudentaine said...

Ooooohhhh....I love that shawl pin!! Does she sell them or is it one of a kind?

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