When I finished the Cherish socks, I thought about getting started on something else. Then I thought a little more and realized that I have to leave on a business trip on Sunday. This Sunday. I haven’t had to travel for some time, but I do this time. And really I’m not sure my shawl is ideal travel knitting. (Not sure I won’t take it, mind you.)
I decided first to work on another swatch for Meg that I’ve had the yarn for for a while. Not sure I won’t be done with that before I leave. Here’s where it stands now.
This is an old colorway that’s being “rebooted” – which means that Meg is working out the right dyes to use with her new set of dyes. Angst is an old favorite of mine – I’m really glad to see it again. I went with a simple rib from Barbara Walker’s second treasury for this one.
The real travel knitting that I’m counting on is a new pair of socks. These are for Meg out of one of her second month’s club colorways, Petit-Four. I picked another rib (Sailor’s Rib) from Barbara Walker and swatched. I liked how it came out. So I started. Of course I totally forgot that I had planned to make the next pair of socks toe up. Here’s how far I am:
I showed it to my husband and he said, “Hmm, so this is a cuff?” I must have seemed surprised / struck by the comment because he wanted to know if he had said something smart. Well, it did show me what I was doing, which I had totally not noticed. But for me, for travel knitting, I may have to stick with top down. That’s the kind of sock that I can knit without paying any attention. And it’s not as though I don’t have other socks to knit! Maybe the next pair will be toe up. I haven’t found the heel that I really love for toe-up socks yet, nor the toe that I absolutely love for top-down. Maybe I’ll just explore alternative toes unless I finish the first sock before I get home. Somehow, I don’t think that too likely. I usually don’t get all that much knitting done on business trips – too tired, I guess. We’ll see!