Warning – this post contains a photo of the Socktupus Sock Club March yarn. Don’t scroll down if you don’t want to see it!
We’re off to Italy for a week on Monday, and tomorrow is my yoga course, so today is my last day for packing and preparing for the trip. The clothes are all washed and ironed, suncream has (optimistically) been purchased, and the camera batteries are all charged and ready to go.
Which leaves the really big decision: which knitting project(s) to pack?
Serendipitously, the second shipment of my Socktopus Sock Club yarn and pattern arrived in the post this morning. The yarn is Artist’s Palette Sweet Feet, which is a merino/bamboo blend. The colours remind me of English skies at this time of year – there are delicate greys and silvers, greyish and gentle cerulean blue. It’s really pretty, and the pattern (by the talented Lou and Emms) is cute too. I’m going to swatch it tonight, and then pack the yarn and needles ready to cast on on the plane.
My ‘on-flight’ knitting kit consists of a pencil case filled with various pens and pencils, ipod earphones and charger … and my knitpick options needles stashed away in there with the other wires and pointy straight things. I’m not sure whether I really need to disguise the needles this much, but it’s always worked for me, and I’d rather be safe (have knitting) than sorry (not have knitting!)
I have also cast on for a yoga cardigan. I mentioned the other day that I was thinking of making something like this (Ravelry link) but it is not quite what I want. Instead I am following Barbara Walker’s instructions for a raglan cardigan (another Ravelry link*) from her wonderful book Knitting From the Top. No photos yet, as all I have is a scraggy little crescent of knitting, but I’m having fun with it so far.
Anyway, here’s the Socktopus yarn. Next time hopefully I’ll be able to share some photos of Italy!
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Ooh, pretty yarn! Have a great holiday!
That is gorgeous yarn. It looks like it has a little sheen to it. Have a great holiday!
Have a lovely trip, I hop ethe needles get through safely! That club yarn is beautiful.
Beautiful! I look forward to seeing what you make with them
Enjoy Italy – I’m so envious!
That yarn is such a lovely shade. Makes me think of hydrangeas. Have a lovely holiday and take lots of photos for us.
Gorgeous yarn – have a great holiday!
Oh that is so like the skies at this time of year – perfect description.
Hope you have a wonderful holiday and great strategy for the needles – I’ve always been alright with getting sock needles on flights though I get so twitchy I’m surprised they haven’t singled me out as a high security risk just because I look suspicious!
the yarn is beautiful
hope that they wont give you hassles about the needles, i honestly find it a bit ridiculous that we all feel guilty for packing some knitting- what are they doing to us?! lol!
hope you have a wonderful holiday- looking forward to seeing your photos
lots of love
I hope you have a fantastic trip to Italy!! Looking forward to some holiday pics. Good luck with your yoga course.
That yarn is so beautiful! Have a wonderful trip.
Lovely yarn – and lovely patterns at Lou & Emms, thanks for sharing that link. Have a wonderful trip!
I’m jealous – been dreaming day and night about going to Italy again! Please share lots of photos!
Have a very very fun time in Italy!!!
Not sure wherebaouts you are Anna but hope you’re ok over there. x
The yarn is lovely – hope you got the needles through ok and knit away on the plane. Am envious of your trip but hope you weren’t going near the quake area.
Hallo lovely! Glad you like the pattern, the yarn’s so gorgeous! You’ve been awfully quiet lately. I know you’re on holiday, but I’m sure you were going near the quake site. Let us know that you’re OK, please! xx