I have finished the first Candy Corn bag, sans I-cord strap. I changed the proportions of the three colors a bit from the pattern. Rather than three equal-width bands of color, I made the middle orange section the broadest, followed by the top yellow section and a smaller white tip. I felt this more accurately reflected the coloration of the candies. (Which reminds me, I need to buy some candy corn. 'Tis the season and all that.)
I'll cast on the second bag soon. I'll save knitting the I-cord for the end of the project so I don't risk running out of yellow yarn on the bag. I can always make the handles a different color if necessary, but an oddly colored candy corn is just right out.
I'll be in a hotel two nights next week as a result of some out of town meetings. I will have to decide upon my travel knitting this weekend since we're leaving Monday afternoon. At the moment, I'm leaning toward taking Errold's Grove (once I spit splice the vacuumed yarn). On the other hand, a sock would be simpler to manage and less fragile. I have my choice of Queen of Cups, a half-knit second fuschia sock from a year ago, the second Boy Sock and the new sock design I dreamed up a couple of weeks ago. We'll see what the old brain says on Sunday night when I'm packing. (Boy has already voted for Boy Sock and he asked very nicely, so I may just have to oblige him.)