Thursday, July 24, 2008

Vacation knitting

As any knitter knows, the most difficult part of packing for vacation is deciding what knitting projects to take. I knew I'd be bringing the new knitting bag that my mom gave me for my birthday. And it can fit quite a bit. First in was Hypoteneuse. And the Malabrigo socks. But I needed something else. I certainly wasn't going to drag that big wool sweater down to Virginia in July. I needed something new . . . . something mindless . . . . something SOCKS. So I turned to the sock yarn stash.

Yikes!!!!! With a stash of that embarrassingly massive size, how does one pick?? Well, I dug deep down and came up with two skeins of self-striping that has long since been discontinued.

About time to cast these on, I'd say. After all, it's so pretty.

There wasn't much time for knitting on our vacation (and the heat and humidity didn't help) but I did manage to make a little progress.

Yup, I think it's a keeper!

14 comments:

Julie said...

Don't those look nice! Err, and I think I have that exact same yarn lurking about in my stash. ;)

guiltypleasures said...

How fun it must have been to dive into the stash. I agree that it's difficult to know what knitting to bring on vacation. I think you picked a great yarn though. I'm partial to it though since I've used it before. ;-)

Danielle said...

It looks good to me! The icy colors didn't help with the heat & humidity? ;)

Ariel said...

Impressive stash! I always feel smug when I get around to knitting sock yarn I've had for ages, 'cuz that just proves that yarn isn't unused, it's just waiting for the perfect moment to emerge from stash.

Qutecowgirl said...

wow your picture just made me realize I may have a lot of sock yarn ; )

Very nice sock!!

Jennifer said...

I have tons of that sock yarn. My son loves socks with that self-striping yarn. It's definitely a winner and it wears well.

Happyplace. said...

oooo, pretty, pretty.
you'll get them done by 'sock season', so no worries! (unlike myself, who has 2 summer projects in the works as summer flies by....)
Marissa

Kathy said...

One of the best self stripes I've seen. Just lovely . Great pick!

JessaLu said...

Nice stripes! :o)

Zonda said...

Very nice sock there! Get knitting you ;) hehe..me as well! Gah!

Sonya said...

Definitely a keeper! Socks are such the perfect summer project.

knitseashore said...

I have no idea how you finally chose just one colorway, but they do look very pretty!

Nancy said...

Oooo! The pattern is turning out so pretty!

Alisha said...

I love the pattern...looks great!

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