Last Sunday Mr. Liu and I drove down to Fresno for the day. My youngest sister was has some serious drama going on in her life right now and I needed to physically see her to prove to myself she was okay, or at least mostly okay. As with any long car trip, I brought some knitting.
Now, before we hopped in the car, I thought to myself “I should bring that Cal colored yarn I strung beads on last month for when I finish the Noro sock.” Did I? No. I thought about how much knitting was left on the Noro sock and I felt that should be plenty for the car ride. For once, I grossly underestimated how much knitting I had and how quickly I knit. So now I have these:
I had maybe a dozen rounds on that sock before I started to decrease for the toe. Plenty of time left to knit tiny socks.
(Jessa asked if the Noro Silk Garden sock softened up after blocking. Yes! The yarn was a little hard (though not entirely unpleasant) on my fingers while I was knitting it up. Once they got a little water on them, the harshness went away.)
Tomorrow, Mr. Liu and I leave for Seattle. I’ve spent all week planning what knitting I’m going to bring. (Obsessed? I prefer exquisitely focused on a very narrow topic.) I had thought to bring the tan with the root beer colored beads, but I’m always a little paranoid that TSA will take my needles, so I like to bring the smallest ones possible. This is the yarn that won:
This is the Yarn Pirate’s Herron that I scored from her sock yarn club last year. It’s an incredibly soft merino/ tencel. I’m going to knit it up into the Sunday Swing Socks from Knitty.com. I figure the odd k2tog and YO will keep me awake.
Hopefully I’ll have a good bit of knitting to show when we get back!