My pile of stuff to take is growing slowly. Click through to Flickr to see notes if you wonder why things are in the pile! (Like, perhaps, the wedgie-free girls underpants?)
I started a new sock a few days ago to knit at the Summit. I wanted something that will be easy enough to knit in public, but not dead dull like a stockinette Felici sock. You know, something that I wouldn’t be embarrassed to be seen knitting among other hardcore sock knitters… Here’s what I came up with: Amelie (by Alana Dakos, who also designed the Cedar Leaf Shawlette) in Dye Dreams Luster Sox (100% superwash BFL and purchased at Sock Summit 2009): The color of this yarn is very rich and bronze, almost metallic. I like it! And since they are for me, there will be no fitting issues. My feet are always with me.
I thought I’d take something else to knit on the airplane, something a bit more complicated but that doesn’t take up much space. I have two main contenders right now – holler if you think one makes more sense than the other.
- Campanula Scarf. I cast on for this last summer (yes, a full year ago) and am about 3 rows into it. The yarn is 100% cashmere and it’s gorgeous, but it’s also really fine. It sure doesn’t take up much space, though!
- Celtic Vine Fingerless Gloves. I got the Yakaboo yarn for this at MDSW’11 and the pattern came with it. The yarn is a wee skein (only 25 g). The pattern still isn’t in Ravelry – here is a not-so-great photo of the photo on my printout:
I need to think about my wardrobe, too. It has been “Texas hot” here in Pennsylvania lately and I’ve been living in sandals (or less). Portland is easily 30 degrees cooler. I can’t wait! I’ll be sure to pack my little sock yarn shawls (cedar leaf and sugared violets) – they will come in handy in the convention center (which was chilly last time) and perhaps outdoors, as well.
Knitters, what else should I be thinking about?