I seem to be suffering from a lack of knitting projects on-the-go (or WIPs as we call them). I am flying to South Africa on business and am trying to organise some knitting to take with me. Sofi, my Hanne Falkenberg jacket, is not really travel knitting at the moment, as I am stuck at the top-down sleeve caps which are giving me some conceptual difficulties. I can’t take my Paid in Full tank, because I have already finished it! (I will take it to wear, and hopefully to photograph, but not as a project.)
That leaves only two. First is the Highland Rogue cowl, by Kate Davies:
I have just finished the second skein of yarn out of six, so I still have a long way to go. This is pretty and is very soft and squishy, but I do not find it all intuitive to knit. I cannot “read” the knitting, and I find that the charts aren’t working for me either, so I am following the written instructions, and am still counting every row. Usually, I am a chart kind of girl, so this is pretty unusual for me. Interestingly, when I met up with some Ravelry friends at Yarnporium, two of them had knit this, and they both had the same problem. This makes it not the best travel knitting, perhaps, but it is coming with me due to a lack of options.
The second project is my next adventure in fair isle knitting, another hat. I cast it on a few days ago and think it is totally lovely:
I am finding it much easier than the last one (because I am slowly becoming used to the two-handed knitting). Stay tuned for details.
When I get home, I need to cast-on some projects! I am suffering from limited options. I hope your knitting options are healthy.