Well, it’s that time of year again. Time for my yearly trek back to Virginia and gorge myself on tasty turkey, gravy, and apple pie. Yum yum. The downside, of course, is that it’s a five-hour flight to said turkey. Not to mention the time waiting for the flight in the airport and on the tarmac. So there has been careful planning about projects, as you can imagine.
First up, my plain sock for knitting while talking to family. This was yarn that I dyed almost a year ago but never used because I thought it was too plain. Recently, I re-skeined it and over-dyed part of it to make it have stripes. The purple is the new part. I also have some hand-dyed light brown for the cuffs, heels, and toes. No matter how I take pictures of this yarn, the color never turns out right. Trust me that the purple is more… purple in real life. I’ve learned my lesson, though, and I’m only bringing enough to make one sock on the trip. That should guarantee that I finish the sock, right?
Next, I’m making a scarf for someone for Christmas. Malabrigo Worsted, in Loro barranquero.
This beautiful yarn will be a pair of cabled socks. The Yarn Hollow Squish, Teal on Teal.
This merino/bamboo fiber that I bought at Weaving Works. Only about an ounce; I just wanted enough to tell how the blend spins. I dyed it myself with food coloring. I’ll be spinning it on my new Mt. Baker spindle!
I’m not worried that I’m not bringing enough yarn. I am worried, however, that the projects I have won’t be complicated enough to keep my interest. After all, the flight back is an hour longer… Maybe I should bring a stitch dictionary just in case…