Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Knitting While Working

So, some knitting content. Since I'm going on this work trip, I decided to take a variety of knitting along (surprise!). It seems like I'm working on a number of different things, as usual, but I've been having this urge to pull things out of the UFO pile too, which is a change. What am I taking with me? Glad you asked.

This is one of my older UFOs; it's the child placket-neck sweater from Last Minute Knitted Gifts. When I started this project, about two years ago I'm guessing, I got as far as knitting the body up to the sleeve portion and then couldn't understand the directions. I pulled it out of the pile the other day and it "suddenly" made sense to me. Nice how that happens, huh?

Also still working on this newest project, the Hokie cowl.

The Citron is getting a row done now and then, but I figure this trip may get me going again. My stitch count is off but since it looks proportional, I'm accepting it and moving ahead. I think it'll still work.

For the possible new stuff I may cast on, I'm taking this gorgeous ball of Kathmandu chunky and Wendy Bernard's pattern Last-Minute "Purled" Beret. Christmas present knitting. (although now that I've linked it, I notice the yarn is too bulky so. . . . . . . )

I also felt the urge to bring this KnitPicks Imagination skein with me for a Pashmina Cowl (LMKG). The colorway is Evil Stepmother, so I think this may be for me.

I've also thrown in these two balls of Berroco Seduce and a pattern called Modern Mermaid Scarf. Because this is new yarn and I want to play with it. And it's actually the suggested yarn for the project (which rarely happens with me).

And just in case that's not enough, I have a couple of skeins of Noro Kuryeon, so if I have the urge to knit another k1, p1 scarf, I'm ready. You know, like in the event I get stranded in Richmond for a month instead of four days. Even though there's at least three knitting shops, one has to be prepared. Although, after listing all of this, it does make me sound a little nuts. I mean I am going to be busy from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. With actual working.

Now it's bragging time. S finished her Asymmetrical Cable hat in Noro Bonbori from One Skein. This is her first cable project, but it won't be her last. She's already cast on for another, using a skein of bulky Rowan in a solid red I happended to have lying around the house.
Looks fabulous doesn't it?

Why yes, yes it does! A big thumbs up!

Have a happy week!


  1. Awesome array of treats to take with you--and look--all of them are calorie free!

  2. How are you ever going to find time to go the meetings when you have so much yummy knitting in your suitcase?!

    I'm quite jealous that you have knitting girls in your family. The hat is very very cute!

  3. Have a good trip and I hope you get lots of knitting done and are able to fit in some yarn shopping. The hat looks great, she did a very good job!