I’m currently in my normal, pre-holiday mode of trying to ignore the fact that nothing has been done, apart from washing every item of clothing I can lay my hands on. I have A List, though, and having A List makes me feel certain that it will all get done in time and we won’t leave on Monday without packing something vital. *suddenly remembers to add passports to the list*
But being away from my yarn stash for two weeks means that I need to make sure I have something lovely to knit that won’t be finished too quickly and won’t bore me. (I am also going to pack some books and might actually get some reading done for the first time in ages!)
I loved all the suggestions I was given for holiday knits the other week, but in the end my decision was made when I got a surprise gift of the Owlet sweater from Tina. I had been planning to knit the adult version this autumn, and a wee one definitely counts as portable travel knitting. I had a hasty search for suitable yarn, and soon had three balls of Stylecraft Special Chunky in “Raspberry” to swatch with.
This is as far as I’ve got, as I’m saving it for the actual holiday. I wish I’d planned this sooner, as I could have bought a nice project bag to put it in. It’s just a bit too big for the ones I have, and I don’t want to take my whole knitting bag with me. I think a last minute emergency bag hunt is needed tomorrow.
The colour is almost identical to the Raspberry shade of Rowan Pure Wool DK I used for Rose’s Queenie Hat, and as I seem to be losing the battle to avoid pink clothes, I may as well chose shades of pink that I can live with.
Conversation with Rose the other day:
“Which cardigan do you want to wear? The blue one or the yellow one?”
“You don’t have a pink cardigan.”
“Make me pink one now!”
Special Chunky is just as nice as Special DK, and possibly even softer. I wish the colour palette was as wide for the the 4ply, Aran and Chunky yarns as for the DK, though. Just a nice charcoal grey and olive green would do. *adds email to Stylecraft to the To-Do List*
This is going to be my last blog post for a while. I hope that when I get back I’ll have lots of knitting progress to show off! Unfortunately, for the second year in a row, I’m going to be away for my blogiversary. It’s seven years this year, so I think that when I get back, there needs to be a little give away of some sort to celebrate. Until then, see you all in two weeks’ time!