Thursday, November 20, 2008

Idiot forgets knitting, makes do

Is anyone else thrown off by the timing of Thanksgiving this year? I intended to spend the week of Thanksgiving with my sister in Maine. Instead, I booked my flight for the week before. I have continued to confuse dates (when rescheduling a haircut, when signing out for the week on my work intranet, etc.)

I can't blame my date confusion for this blunder though: I left on vacation without my messenger bag. This means I brought no knitting with me on the trip (or books, but I had an extra book in my suitcase). I don't think I've flown without a knitting project since 2000. So a trip to the knitting shops was called for, and long story short:


The yarn is Halcyon's Botanica, a line I've never noticed before. It has beautiful stitch definition and an attractive pallet. My plan is to knit a mostly plain, olive-colored sweater, with a few maize-colored stripes for accent.

Downeast Maine is lovely this week: cold but sunny. The cold gives me an excuse to wear thick, handknit sweaters, and I'm looking forward to being able to wear sweaters like this one in progress on days like today.

8 comments:

micah said...

looks really cool Don!

rcclive said...

What? You mean you pack knitting in only one bag?? Nice emergency solution, however.

Michael said...

I came home Monday evening, saw the lonely bag with the yarn inside and thought, O poor Don, stuck in airports without his knitting. I'm glad to see the withdrawal didn't last long.

Cat said...

Nice compromise though. Maybe it was a subconscious on-purpose thing, though, so you'd have the excuse to buy more sweater yarn. :-) Lurvely choice!

knittingbrow said...

I'm glad you were able to find the emergency outlet for knitting. I'm grateful to have been able to complete my knitting while traveling. I look forward to seeing the knitting in person.

Chris Tolomei aka alicethelma said...

I keep emergency knitting in the trunk of my car but does me no good on flights. I rarely fly anymore anyway. It's a nice excuse to visit a new yarn shop. Looks nice what you're making so far. Happy Thanksgiving!

Desi's Thoughts and Idea's said...

I've once had the knitting-forgot the last dpn-argghh! is it double knitting? It looks like it's two toned

yarmando said...

Not double knitting. Did a temporary cast-on, knit 2 inches in goldenrod, switched to olive and increased 10%, purled a round, knit two inches in olive, and then knit the cast-on edge together with the next round. Easy hem.