Friday, February 25, 2011

International Knitting

I have now knit socks on three continents. I've even knit the same two pair of socks on three continents!  In January, I went to Amman, Jordan on business.  Of course, I took knitting with me.  I knit during layovers at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris and I knit in my hotel room in Amman.  Soon Boy and Sis will have some world travelling socks!

At the moment, I have the same two pair of socks with me at Disney World and should commence a bit of knitting shortly.

No progress yet on my crazy idea for spinning and knitting a twisted stitch pullover.  I'm still figuring out which fleece might be the best candidate.  I've decided on a colored fleece and probably one of the Coopworths.

I'm also toying with the concept of knitting my way through the non-sock yarn of my stash.  I've been hankering for a sweater from some beautiful, naturally brown aran weight yarn that was purchased for me by my mom when she was on vacation in Ireland.  I'm leaning toward the Fireside Sweater.  With any luck it won't make my fluff look extra fluffy. (Or course, the best solution to that will be to actually get into better shape so that my extra fluff isn't so fluffy, but that's beside the point.)

Update on the project front....there hasn't been much to report. I've not had much time or inclination for knitting.  I've been busy enough at work lately that I really just feel like being braindead and drooling when I get home, followed by an early bedtime. HEre's the rundown on my progress:

The first sleeve on the green cardigan is nearly finished. I worked on the sleeve cap shaping during the Super Bowl and then put it down and haven't touched it since.  I should cast on the second sleeve soon.  Might get this done by end of spring...

The orange cardigan is languishing in my knitting basket.  I discovered that I failed to start the neck shaping at the appropriate time.  I discovered this about 1/3 of the way through the armhole shaping.  I have ripped back to start the whole shaping thing over.  Will have to take careful notes of what I'm doing or I'll be ripping this out a bunch of times.  I do still love the color and the yarn. Don't think I'll be done before summer though.  It'll still make a nice sweater this fall.

On the other hand, I have finished the baby sweater I started at the spur of the moment a month ago.  It's been completed for several weeks now.  I just need to get the dang buttons on it.  Sigh.  If I keep procrastinating, the baby will outgrow it before I ever give it to him!!