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Kathy asked on our board if anyone is going to New Hampshire Sheep and Wool May 13-14. May chatter thread. Meet up?
Last week I asked you about your favorite travel knitting…
I generally like simple, relatively mindless projects for travel knitting -- basically nothing that requires a chart. Socks are great, as are simple shawls or even stockinette sweaters. I can usually manage a large project more easily in the car; for the plane, I tend to stick with small things like socks or hats.
For both car and plane knitting, I like projects that are small, light, and easy. I’d rather not have to look at a lot of instructions or a chart. Socks are ok, but I use DPNs, and sometimes they get dropped, which is especially awkward on a plane. I prefer fingering weight projects, because they’re not heavy or bulky.
Something like a sockhead hat is perfect if I want to have something in my hands, but have my full attention on the scenery and the company.
Pat from WI:
I do my charity knitting on road trips. I knit baby hats, sweaters, bibs and blankets for local hospitals. They are usually pretty simple patterns and I use washable yarns, nothing too fancy. I don’t fly much, but when I do, I usually just read as I find it too confining in those seats to knit.
I adore listening to the birds, even when they awaken me at 5 AM. The house wrens are singing most of the day. We hear the melodious song of the Rose-breasted Grosbeaks that come to our feeders. Tufted Titmouse with their clear whistle…Peter, Peter, Peter! Our Phoebe pair has returned again and is building their nest in the same place under the eave. Of course, the Cardinals are singing and claiming their territories and are out to impress the ladies. We are trying to attract Orioles again. We have seen fleeting glimpses of them in previous years. We bought a new feeder that holds two orange halves and has a small container for grape jelly, favorite foods for these birds with a sweet tooth. Other animals will get into these tasty snacks as well so we take the feeder in at night and hang it out in the morning.
“She turned to the sunlight And shook her yellow head, And whispered to her neighbor: "Winter is dead.” ― A.A. Milne, When We Were Very Young
Bootstrap Socks from Sock Architecture by Lara Neel. Gale’s Art Graffiti colorway—gift from Susan B Anderson.
Itty Bitty Bear Cubs by Carolyn Ingram
Twinkle Twinkle Blanket by Helen Stewart
|Itty Bitty Bear Cub
|Twinkle Twinkle Blanket by CuriousHandmade
In The Pipeline
Knitting, Reading, Watching, Listening!
Icelandic Read Along/Knit Along
- Njal’s Saga (Magnus Magnusson translation)
On with the Butter ( )
- Means quit slacking and get to work!
I come completely from the mountains ( )
- I have no idea what is going on.
Thank You for Last Time ( )
- Thank you for the last time we were together.
Have a great week, haste ye back and hold your knitting close.