Thursday, May 03, 2018

Packing Time

Tomorrow I leave for a weekend I've been looking forward to for months -- Maryland Sheep and Wool. I am headed down with two friends tomorrow morning and we'll pick up a third friend at the airport. Sadly, the weather forecast is not looking optimal (there's rain likely), so I'm packing extra shoes and a rain poncho. But a weekend full of wool and yarn and friends is automatically awesome no matter what the weather, right?

I am taking just two projects with me, and they're the only projects I have on the needles at the moment. First is a pair of socks that I started earlier this week from the Gale's Art sock blank I bought at Rhinebeck last year. It's just a simple stockinette sock, but that's really perfect for traveling and walking around.

I also cast on my next sweater on Tuesday evening, despite the fact that spring finally arrived and we hit 80 degrees earlier in the day. This is my handspun Boxy that I'm knitting with the HipStrings Buoy I spent all those months spinning. It doesn't look like must now, mainly because there are close to 400 stitches on the needles, but this will be perfect for car knitting because there is zero thinking involved -- I've done the three rounds of 1x1 rib and now all I have to do is knit until it's the right length.

I've even been super ambitious and wound the second skein of yarn, which is about 650 yards, so I'll have to do an awful lot of knitting to run out before we get home.

If you will be at the festival and happen to spot me, please say hi! I'll be back with an update of what I brought home at the end of the weekend.

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