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Tres Chic Veronique


And I'm off!

I'm leaving today for a quick visit to my family in France.
Of course, I'm looking forward to the 7 hour flight... Any knitter knows why: uninterrupted knitting time! However, this means searching high and low in the stash and glancing through all my pattern books and magazines to find the perfect travelling project. It needs to be portable of course, but it also helps if there is no measuring to do. I don't think that spreading half of a sweater on those tiny airplane tables to see if you need to bind off for the armholes already is not really ideal.... So I've shelved the Phildar green cardi. It also helps if you can memorize the pattern, because jet lag and looking out the window of the plane or train can be very distracting.

Therefore, I had no other option than to cast on for 2 projects. I had to.

On the left: another Birch, this one using Karabella Lace Mohair in Mint, on size 6 Bryspuns. I think the Karabella yarn is thicker than the Habu Mohair, but thinner than KSH, so I made the executive decision to use size 6 needles. Let's hope it's a good guess.
On the right: Gentlemen's Socks with Lozenge Pattern, from Vintage Socks, in Habu's Silky Wool, size 1 needles (for my dad, even though I don't think I can be done with them before the end of my trip. But hopefully it will warm his heart to see me knitting something for him for a change). Unfortunately, this pattern is for gigantic socks: men's 11! My dad has smaller feet, he wears a size 41. Why do all my projects involve math? I decided to cut 10 st from the pattern, going from 80 to 70. Keep your fingers crossed.
Oh, what's that in the middle? Why it's an unblogged Candy from Knitty. I knit this 2 years ago, then realized it was a little snug and shelved it. I'm gifting it to my sister, uh as soon as I add buttons to it.

By Veronique
On Monday, April 24, 2006
At 4/24/2006 11:51:00 AM