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!