Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Derring-Do

Hubby's birthday present to me is a mini-vacation to a warmer, sunnier local. Hurray!  Of course, one of the big tasks in getting ready to take a trip, no matter how small, is figuring out what knitting to bring along.  My Karanfil cardigan is nearing completion, and thus getting rather unwieldy.  And for me, it's not really suitable for travel anyway - the larger needles and yarn mean I'd have to bring a fair few balls with me.

So today I started the Winnie cardigan from Rowan 51, the new spring magazine. And because I've knit so many sweaters in this yarn, and always get gauge with a 2.75mm needle, I didn't do a swatch - I just dove right in:


Winnie is the only spring project I have on deck that isn't using stash yarn.  This is Rowan Siena, in the aptly named Tamari and palest pink Aurora.  This yarn has replaced my beloved 4 Ply Cotton - it's the same thing, really, just significantly less yardage (at the same price).

My plan is to finish the ribbing before we leave this weekend so that I only have to take one needle and the two balls.  We'll only be gone a few days, and I don't expect to spend a whole lot of time knitting, but it's always better to have it with me than not!

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  1. Happy birthday, belatedly! Last time I went through TSA screening, they pulled my bag aside because I had something like six or seven circular needles in there because I didn't know if I'd want to work on the socks or the scarf or the other scarf I'd brought the yarn for. They let me take it all with me onto the plane. :)

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    1. You terrorist you! Were you planning on yarn-bombing something?!

      I've had my needles taken away from me twice in Turkey and once in the US, so I always double check the current rules and regs now before I go. Such a pain!

      Thanks for the birthday wishes!

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  2. A weekend away in a warm location? Lovely -- nice hubster! I hadn't seen Winnie yet so thanks for bringing it to my attention. I've always been a fan of stripes and this little cardigan, in the colors you've chosen, is adorable.

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    1. Somehow, springtime always makes me want to wear stripes!

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  3. Love those colors! Enjoy your mini getaway. :)

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  4. I love tiny trips with tiny knitting projects! Can't wait to see your Winnie!

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    1. I love the tiny stripes too, because the colors are so much easier to carry!

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  5. Ooh, this will be so cute! I love the dropped-shoulder thing going on! Have a great trip!! Oh, and I loved reading your new "About" section-- it's always so fun to learn more about the people whose blogs I admire!

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    1. It's a really interesting shoulder construction, isn't it?

      Thanks - I still feel a little weird about the About tab, but I figure if I want to read about the lives of others, I should be willing to share!

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