I did a very brief rummage through my stash last night in preparation for my Tahoe trip. I’m still not totally sure what my plan is, but I think I will end up just taking the lace with me.
However, the quest for a quick and portable project got me thinking about all the things I want to knit. I know, I know, I should just start some socks. But there’s so much math to do in socks! I’m not trying to sound like that ridiculous “math is hard” Barbie, it’s just that I love a project where I can simply pick up the needles, yarn and pattern and start knitting. All the prep-work is like eating my veggies: I avoid, avoid, avoid, and then when I must I try to pack it all in so I can be as efficient as possible. When I started my first-ever sweater (size baby, of course) I knew I had to swatch, and I knew I loved the Knit Picks Swish Superwash, so I made a giant swatch with lots of different needle sizes for future reference. This way, I will hopefully never have to swatch Swish again. Yes, shocking how hard I will work to enable my own laziness. In a bizarre way I am even a little bit proud of myself. (Ok, maybe a lot proud. My giant Swish swatch kicks ass.)
I’ve been trying to develop my daydream list of future projects and my quest for a small knit reminded me of several projects I am excited to get my needles into:
– The beautiful and amazing Lizard Ridge blanket, so I can get my fingers into some Noro.
– The sweater (is it the hourglass sweater?) from Last Minute Knitted Gifts.
– Kate Gilbert’s Equestrian Blazer from that same issue of Interweave.
Notice anything here? All of these are giant projects that require yarn I don’t have and are very much not plane-sized. Oh well. All this talking and thinking and writing about knitting makes me want to stop typing and pick up my needles! Only 21 more hours until takeoff . . .