Saturday, March 29, 2008
Have Jitterbug Will Travel
Every knitter knows that the single most important decision to be made when faced with a trip to another continent is not window or aisle, has nothing to do with whether to make your Duty Free lipstick choices on the way there or coming back, and doesn't involve stressing about the grim exchange rate. No, the most important decision has everything to do with which in-flight knitting projects will win the lottery and accompany you on your journey.
Luckily this question has been resolved for me by my copycat ways. Last week I saw Janet's most recent acquisition of the Colinette Jitterbug color that is taking the nation by storm: 'Vincent's Apron' (right) and so naturally I had to order it right away. Wouldn't going to the South of France and not taking 'Vincent's Apron' seem like a missed opportunity for something really great? And why get only one skein of yarn if you're paying shipping? So 'Wasabi Squeeze' (left) is coming along for the ride as well.
Project-wise I'm keeping-it-simple-stupid and planning on two not-too-complicated sock patterns. I was thinking about only bringing the Chevron scarf and only working on that for an entire week, but then I reconsidered when I realized that I actually want to enjoy my trip...Both these skeins are the most exciting shades of Megan's beloved yellow imaginable, and I hope upon my return I have some very exciting socks to show for all my worrying and careful planning.