Naturally, now I'm wondering just what knitting I want to bring along on the trip. I'm as guilty as the next knitter of over-packing (at least when it comes to knitting) whenever we go anywhere, so this time I'm trying to be responsible. But what to bring?
I've been working along on Audrey in Unst:
(Yes, I do seem to be on a bit of a Gudrun Johnston kick, don't I?) I had such high hopes of finishing this one before we left on Saturday so that I could wear it on the trip. But even I now acknowledge that that is never going to happen.
So, this sweater has some nice, mindless knitting to do on the sleeves and then picking up for the button bands - nothing too onerous but not quite trip knitting in my book.
Plus, before I can knit the cuffs on the sleeves, I'll need to finish this so I can reclaim the needle:
I've finally jumped on the Haruni shawl bandwagon. I'm about a third of the way through the final chart and probably will have several rows left to go by the time Saturday rolls around. But once I finish them, I'll have miles and miles of crochet bind-off. That sounds a bit too fiddly to try on the plane/in the car but for now I'll keep this project in the "tentative" list.
Well, that pretty much takes care of the two things I am currently knitting. What about the February Toddler Sweater? That's definitely a possibility. And I'll probably be able to finish it on the trip.
So what I am really thinking about? Two things. First, knitting up a Koolhas hat in this:
Some Dream in Color Classy in the grey tabby colorway. This hat is destined to be a gift for the husband of the recipient of the Aestlight shawl I knit a couple of months back. I think it's safe to say that this project is definitely coming along - small but interesting. Perfect.
But what I really want to knit is Juneberry, from the new St. Denis Magazine. I have a skein of Zephyr silk/wool laceweight that would be perfect for this. Do I have to finish Haruni first? It's lovely and I'm enjoying knitting it, but trips are special circumstances, right?
What should I bring?