Monday, March 9, 2009

I'm packed

Tomorrow I leave for the West Coast. The knitting plan:
  1. Finish sleeve #2 of Must Have Cardigan on the long flight. I'm over halfway done with my row count... maybe 2/3? Plus, the rows will start getting shorter at some point soon. [Pack extra pair of needle tips size US 5 on the off change that mine are taken at the airport. Pack end caps and key in case the knitting needs to be secured on the cable.]
  2. Finish sock #2 of undulating rib socks for my mom. I've turned the heel and am almost done with the gusset decreases, so there's not much sock left here.
  3. Start a new pair of undulating rib socks - for myself - using Dream in Color Smooshy in color Spring Tickle. This project uses the same needles as #2. I only have one pair in this size.
  4. On the off chance that I finish 1-3 and still need to knit, or on the equally off chance that my sock needles from #2 are confiscated at the airport, I have one more project packed - Knit Picks Essential yarn in a heathery denim blue, the Hedgerow Socks pattern, and my trusty old 2.0 mm sock needles. Hedgerow is a simple rib pattern repeated over 6 stitches and 4 rounds (rounds 1-2 are identical, as are rounds 3-4), and it looks like good conference/travel knitting.

I also have books for 2 different book groups to keep me busy (Twilight, by Stephenie Meyer, about which some woman wonder why the teens are all aflutter, and The Elegance of the Hedgehog, by Muriel Barbery).

And a slew of knitting podcasts downloaded on my mp3 player.

Yeah, I'm packed.


  1. Great job getting that all organized. I am impressed. I can't wait to hear about the progress that you make! Have a super trip.

  2. I hope you have a great time! Meggan must be jealous. You probably won't have time to go out of the city but I loved the glass museum in Tacoma.

  3. PS I love the way knitters pack :) My ipod is always filled to the brim before I go anywhere and I always have more projects with me than I could possible finish. But you have to have all of them just in case!

    The last time I flew I ended up being in the airport for 6 hours and I did come to the end of the shawl I was working. Unfortunately that was the one time I didn't have another project with me so I used the ball of leftovers and started the same shawl again. Doing magic loop with a 60 inch cable and 8 stitches was a little interesting. I'm definitely not getting stuck in that situation again!

  4. Bon voyage! Be sure to take lots of fiber-related pics!