Friday, October 19, 2007

Au Revoir Mes Tricoteuses!

OMIGODOMIGODOMIGOD! I'm leaving for France in mere hours! I have yet to finish packing my clothes, but the knitting is all set:

- One drawstring project bag
- One pouch of notions including tapestry needle, stitch markers, crochet hook, stitch holder and measuring tape (scissors left behind should I be tempted to hi-jack the plane with them)
- Two (new!) patterns, photocopied to save space, inserted in protective plastic sleeve
- Two sets of Addi Turbo lace needles in appropriate sizes for projects (soon to be three as soon as Lettuce Knit opens)
- One skein Debbie Bliss baby cashmerino, one skein Lorna's laces Sheppard sock (with extra yarn in my luggage)

If only my suitcase was as meticulously thought out! (If I'm missing something you have exactly six hours from the time I post this to warn me) I'll be starting the Swiss Cheese scarf with the Lorna's laces, and the cashmerino is set to be an eleventh hour baby gift (can you hold out on giving birth, Gabby?). Not only do I get to take off to Europe, but I get to cast on two new projects! Whee!

Just in time for departure, a jaunty new beret:

Pattern: Gretel by Ysolda Teague
Size: "slouchy"
Yarn: Lamb's Pride Worsted in Oregano (1 & 1/2 skeins approx)
Needles: Denise 3.75mm & 4.5mm
Notes / mods: Long tail cast on instead of the suggested tubular (though I'd give the tubular another go if I was to knit it again).

Aside from the cast-on business, I really enjoyed knitting this. The pattern is exceptionally well written. I'm quite pleased with the results too! She's still damp after her little bath in eucalan, so pictures on my noggin will have to wait until my return.

A la prochaine!


Macoco said...

I hope you have a fantastic trip! Your beret is beautiful.

Reckless Glue said...

OMG have a great time! I'm sooo jealous! --can you even bring knitting needles in a carry-on?

The beret looks great...maybe i'll have one knit by the time you get back (as if...)
have fun! order a café creme and a croissant for me :)

Christie said...

Oh my gosh! Have a great time! Let me know all about it! I'll be in Paris in a week and a half! AUGH! How exciting! Be safe!!!

kgirl said...

that beret is tres magnifique! Have a lovely time in Paris.

Miss Twiss said...

Bon Voyage! Please give Paris my regards.

A la prochaine,