Sunday, February 15, 2015

Travel Knitting - To India & Knitter's Pride!

Going to India!

This was me, just 30 hours ago, at the Reno Airport - preparing for the 1st of 4 flights that got me to Delhi, India... where I will be spending the week with my friends Suman and Shirish from Knitters Pride Needles!!

Later on today (Monday), the 3 of us will take another flight down to their factory in Jaipur, India... I get to actually watch needles being made and meet the people that make them. I am soooooo excited!!

I'll keep you posted (ha!) on how the trip goes...


In the meantime, here's what I accomplished during the 4 flights (in addition to hours and hours of sleep!):

6 of the 11 Shards are done (on flight #2 from Denver to Chicago)!

Pattern: Shard by Romi Hill

Yarn: 1 hank of Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Edith's Secret

Needles: US 2 32" Knitter's Pride Karbonz Circulars


On Flight #3 (chicago to newark), I started a new project (I just couldnn't wait - and couldn't resist bbringing "vintage Sari and "Holi Festival" with me!))

Pattern: HowlCat by DullRoar Designs

Yarn: Madelinetosh Tosh Dk in Vintage Sari

Needles:US 6 40" from the Knitter's Pride Dreamz Interchangeable Set (the tips on these are GREAT!)

Technique: Magic Loop


Madelinetosh Tosh DK in Vintage Sari


And this is how far I got!

p.s. thanks, Diane Soucy, for this travel tip:

The #Howlcat pattern says to rib for 10" before changing colors. Instead of carrying around my tape measure, I tied a knot in my cast-on tail at the 10" mark. When the cowl is as tall as the knot, I can switch colors!




Friday, February 13, 2015

A Tosh Teddy Rescue

What's a mom to do when Teddy needs a quick fix?! She grabs a yard of Tosh Sock in Tart (because Teddy is a bit Tart!), a darning needle, and then gets to fixin'! Oh - and she gives Teddy a healthy dose of anethesia (in the form of hugs and kisses, of course)!

Enjoy... Huck and I sure did!

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Roadtrip Knitting

My favorite part about road trips?

Guilt free knitting time!
Seriously, there is absolutely no way that I would have gotten this far w/o some significant car time. Quite frankly, I probably would have quit a long time ago if i hadn't had a few hours in a row to make - and then appreciate! - my progress. And for me, progress is like a drug... the more I make, the more I want!

3 shards down, 8 to go!
Stitch Markers: A Bit of Spark (p.s. i use the safety pin in place of the spare needle when holding those extra 5 sts at the end of each shard... it's working great!)
Trip Details: Reno->Mammoth, CA ->Reno

Knitter: Me! (Laura)
Driving & Singing: Doug
Additional Entertainment: Huck :)
Added bonus? Seeing rainbows on the way home!