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
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!