I recently purchased Nancy Bush’s Knitting on the Road.
It is such a fitting title too, for nearly all of the knitting I have been able to fit in lately has been on the road, or similarly on the rails. Progress on the Lace (Not So) Knee High occured en route to the optometrist yesterday morning. (See my new glasses?)
Only 60+ lace rows to repeat! (slow knitting is the name of the game at this point)
I am trying not to get frustrated with my lack of progress on these socks. Therefore, I think about how much I love this lace pattern (from Interweave Knits Winter 2004 issue) and what a joy it is to knit… and then I remind myself how much I love it when I have to frog a row…
…and speaking of frogging…
My knitty math skillz must be way oout of whack. This “customized” knee sock pattern is way too big. I am thinking of using this gorgeous Yarn Pirate (Cannon Beach colorway) yarn for another pattern, one that doesn’t involve so much math, conversions, and measurements.
The proclaimed Hokusai Knee High in my knitting bag along with the *now complete* scarf for my ISE pal (more details next post).
Sock knitting IS the perfect “on the road” project: portable, small, convenient. There is a fun discussion thread on the Socktoberfest Flickr group that would make a great discussion here as well:
Where have your handknit socks been?
What is the furtherst they have traveled?
My Dublin Bay socks made the long trip from Maryland to Hawaii last year (a year ago this week, in fact!), and my Diagonal Fixation socks were finished up on the road trip down south to Alabama this past January. There is no doubt that I will be bringing socks on my upcoming California vacation either (one month away and I can hardly wait!).
Feel free to weight in here, over on the thread, or even make your own blog post about it! (and tell me here that you did so!) Have you knit socks on the trip? Did you take finished socks to wear in a faraway place? I would love to know where your socks have been!
…Close to home, but still out in the wild…