Friday, June 09, 2006

I'm Still Here

I really am still here...just haven't posted this week. Still knitting. Almost finished with the Moderne Baby Blanket from Mason-Dixon Knitting. Good pattern, great gift, just wish I hadn't messed up (interpreted "garter ridges" as rows, so blanket isn't as big as it should be)'s fine, though. I'm picking up stitches for the final "block" and then I just have a small border to do. I was hoping to be finished with it before I leave town, but I'm not sure that will happen since I do need to clean and pack and stuff.

Yes, leaving town...the kids and I are going to visit my parents for just over a week! Should be fun. Not terribly relaxing for me since my parents can't be total grandparents (they are raising twin girls, age 6, my cousin's children...very long story), but it will be good. I really need a change of scenery right now and this will be just the thing!

Of course the biggest dilemma now is what knitting to take. This is a new problem for me since I was still a very new knitter the last time I traveled (at Christmas). I know the Pinwheel Shawl will be coming, as well as some socks...but what else?? I'm thinking it's time for the Wobbly Circles Tote. It's a good chunk of yarn to bring along, though. But wouldn't it be great if I could do it start-to-finish next week?? many choices. The good news is that since my parents are coming to get us (and bring us back - we only have one working vehicle right now), I should have plenty of knitting time in the car since it's a 6-hour drive from door to door.

So yeah...I'm open to suggestion on what to take knitting-wise. Like I said, Pinwheel and socks definitely. Other options would be stuff for more mitered squares...cotton for dishcloths...more sock yarn to play with designing my own pattern...oh yeah, and the Wobbly Tote.



Betty said...

Being that I just went through this process of what knitting to pack, I think have some advice to offer up.

I decided to take 3 projects. Unfinished baby kimono (um, yeah), Young Man's blanket, and Lotus Blossom Tank. I am close to being done with the knitting part for the baby kimono, so I will feel great about getting something completely knitted with only finishing left. It will problably be done while I wait to leave for my flight tonight. Young Man's blanket is just st st. This will be good when I need mindless knitting. And, of course, my last project I packed was the Alien Head Tank.

I have other diversions, in case knitting gets annoying. I have a book of short stories and an iPod with new music and audio book.

That should keep me as non-bored as possible. We'll see.

Rosemary said...

Start a sweater for Rosemary :)

Roberta said...

Socks, definitely. I'm all for starting something new just because it's a day that ends in -y, but I don't know that I would be brave enough to tackle my first intarsia project in the car. Then again, my Wobbly will probably be done in 2017, so go for it, and inspire me to just knit it. :)