Craziness is breeding like bunnies around here. As if I didn't have enough going on as of this morning I'm going to San Francisco for the day on Friday. My hubby had taken Friday off so we could spend some much needed time together before he leaves on business trips for two thirds of September and not totally unexpectedly he has to work. Turns out there was a mix up with his trip visa and the only way to fix it is to fly to SF and discuss it with the consulate. So instead of getting mad I said " Well okay I'll guess I just go with you then." After pausing he said "uhhh, ummm what about the kids." An hour later everything was settled. The kids are staying with Chandria (the best friend ever) and I'm off to see Artfibers and have me some airplane knitting plus dinner out and a night in a hotel with my favorite guy. Woo Hoo!!
Now my first thoughts turn to what knitting to pack. I could take the monkey socks. They are small and would certainly be the responsible choice since I need to finish them for the swap but they don't need my full attention to knit and I so rarely have a chance to knit anything uninterrupted. Honestly my fingers have been itching to cast on something new and I'm looking for any excuse that's passable. Here are the contenders.
1) Sahara Sweater in Tilli Thomas Pure and Simple Parchment
- Pros: I've swatched, wound the balls and collected the supplies, I love how soft the yarn is, beads are cool
- Cons: It's a short sleeved sweater and I'm having trouble getting excited about something I won't wear much until next summer
2) Market Vest in Blue Sky Alpaca's worsted Hand dyes
- Pros: Big yarn equals big progress quick and it's totally perfect for fall
- Cons: It's a lot of colors to take on an airplane
3)Artfibers Nirvana Project:
- Pros: I'm dying to knit something, anything with that yarn
- Cons: I haven't found a project that fits and I only have one day to figure it out
4)Calorimetry in Trendsetters Tonalita Mossy Tree
- Pros: Quick, useful, I have the yarn and I'd really like to enter the Stash and Burn contest
- Cons: Not sure I want to use such a large amount of dedicated knitting time on a small project
5)Wrist Warmers of my own design in SRT carbon
- Pros: Quick, useful, the right season, and I could purge this idea to make room for more
- Cons: Again small project big block of time
Opinions? Suggestions? Knowing me I'll become completely delusional by my visions of hours of dedicated knitting and bring 2 or 3 projects with me. At least I'm predictable.
Since I feel a blog post is not complete with out photos here's a shot of my latest Artfelt experiment before being felted.