This is Hello Yarn Fat Sock in “I Want Herbal.” Or just Herbal, whichever you prefer. The picture was taken this morning. I’ve already cast on for a sock that will be my airplane knitting tomorrow. Yes, it is silly because it’s just me and the kids traveling and there will be approximately zero minutes of available knitting time. But I certainly can’t go unprepared. You can bet that if Mag falls asleep in my lap on the plane, I’ll have my sock poised and ready to be knit upon.
Packed in the suitcase is a shawl-in-progress. Simple, enchanting, intuitive, addicting.
Last summer I tried a shawl with lace weight yarn. It did not go well. So worsted it is – Nature Wool, color 27. The pattern is Leaf Lace from Fiber Trends. I’ve been putting in life lines and everything. I feel very good about this shawl. Now, whether or not I will wear a lace shawl is still up in the air. I am a process knitter. And I love green.
I also packed a yarn cake of Cascade 220 to make some easy hats. What color? Green.
(Does it look green or gray? In real life it is green. Kinda olive, drab, army green.)
The idea is that I’ll knit hats for the kids. An easy project to have on this trip just in case. And for good measure, I threw some pink yarn into the suitcase. I don’t know what I’ll knit with it, but at least it’s not green.
The kids and I are going up to Buffalo to visit my mom, dad and brother, my grandma, my new cousin and the whole gang. It’s been a while since I’ve been back home and I am very excited. Fireworks at Aunt Linda’s! Swimming in the pool! Eddie! That’s what I’ll be doing for the next week. Happy Fourth of July!