Travel Knitting

I’m back.

Sorry to have missed you last week. I was off visiting in warmer climes.

Now when you go to the tropics, you have to plan your knitting very carefully, as you’re not likely to run into wool shops at every (or any) turn. So I took quite a bit of yarn just to be safe. With about 7 hours of airplane time+ layovers each way and anticipated free time on board the cruise ship to plan for, I figured I’d better err on the side of caution.

Here I am taking full advantage of the amenities on board:

Cruising and Knitting

I expected I’d get to hang out by the pool and knit (and get some odd looks), but it twas pretty cool and breezy most of the time, so we spent a lot of time in this lounge-

Here’s a picture of the finished hat that I was working on in the above photo (it’s wool from Mariah, of Little Country Acres):
Mariah Hat2

And Another:

Mariah Hat

I also managed to knit 2 socks (both are currently ABK (All But Kitchener-ed)). They are not a pair, but a study in contrasts.

Meet Miami sock and PNW sock:

Miami sock and PNW sock

Here I am with one foot in each world:

One Foot in Each World

That’s it for now-


PS. Anyone planning on going to the Country Living Expo at Stanwood HS next weekend?


    • sheepsclothing

      Thanks! I generally avoid things that need sewing as well. This hat actually didn’t require any- do a three needle bind-off to join the ends of the cabled band, then pick up stitches on one side for the crown and the other for the ribbing. Voila!

    • sheepsclothing

      I’m sure someone’s got a pattern like this out there somewhere,, but I just kind of threw it together. Here’s the gist: Knit a band as long as you need the circumference of the hat to be- plain, cabled, ribbed, whatever. Then pick out the cast-on edge and either graft or three-needle-bind-off the edges together. Then pick up stitches along one side of the band and knit the crown (you can pick up the stitches right on the edge, or just behind the edge for different effects). Then pick up stitches on the other edge and do a little ribbing to finish off. That’s all there is to it!


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