• My nominee for Perfect Travel knitting project: Cairdeas

    Last weekend we traveled to a family wedding. 4 days with lots of driving and visiting equals primo knitting time.  The sweater I’ve been working on is almost finished, and too big to carry around, and I didn’t want to work on projects I’m working on for classes.  I wanted to knit something personal, for me, that I could finish on the trip so that when I got back I could jump into “Annetarsia” knitting with a refreshed frame of mind.

    During the Rose City Yarn Crawl, I bought the yarn and pattern for “Cairdeas” at For Yarn’s sake. I sensed that this was the perfect project for my purpose.  I wound the yarn, packed the needles, and cast on during the flight out of town.  I happily knit over the next few days, visiting with family, driving to Disneyland, trying to convince Tigger to knit on the shawl (couldn’t do it, but I got a hug), and flying home.  When I got to the place to start the edging, I still had quite a bit of yarn left and didn’t want to stop knitting, because it was so much fun.  So, I added an extra set of stripes.  I used up almost all of Color A, and during the edging I ran out of color B about 80% of the way through. Some Shibui Sock from my stash matched perfectly, so I didn’t miss a beat.  Used up all of my yarn and some stash, too!  I am very happy with this shawl, and plan to wear it this week.  I would definitely knit it again.  It will always remind me of Lindsay and Jon’s wedding, and the family visit.

    Finished shawl is 66" wide and 33" deep.

    Finished shawl is 66″ wide and 33″ deep.

    Pattern by Debbi Stone, Color A - Spincycle Yarns Dyed in the  Wool Shown in the For Yarn’s Sake exclusive colorway	“Goddess Above The Clouds”	 Color B	 –Knitted	 Wit Featherweight

    Pattern by Debbi Stone, Color A – Spincycle Yarns Dyed in the  Wool Shown in the For Yarn’s  Sake exclusive colorway “Goddess Above The Clouds” Color B  –Knitted Wit Featherweight

    Work in progress.

    Work in progress.

    Just starting out.  Isn't it cute?

    Just starting out. Isn’t it cute?