S.O.S. Need Travel Knitting Projeck
August 31, 2010
Dear Ann and Everybody,
I don’t know how this happened, but not only have I not blogged the rest of our Midwestern Odyssey–I didn’t even make it to Night 2: Chicago–but now we are heading out of town again, this time for a Wedding Out West. (The bride is 50 and it’s her first wedding–isn’t that a most hopeful thing? Of course, she doesn’t look 50, and maybe I shouldn’t have just blurted that out like that. Sorreee!)
Here’s the situation: I don’t have anything to knit on the 2 long flights and during all the expected sitting around in cars and stuff. (I’m planning to do zero driving on this trip. Zero point zero.) What I do have is a whole lotta Hand Maiden Sea Silk that I’ve always wondered what to do with. Don’t get me wrong, it’s been fabulous having it sitting on my bedside table for the last 4 or 5 years, but it’s getting kind of dusty, and I believe she makes this stuff for the purpose of people knitting it.
Would greatly appreciate some Reader Suggestions. The project has to be:
1. Appropriate for this exquisite but flat n’ floppy, plant-based yarn. I have 3 skeins in each of 2 colors, so quantity is not going to be an obstacle.
2. Easy enough to do on the go. By “easy enough” I mean that if there are yarnovers and SSKs involved, they better be in a very repetitious and predictable order. (As a guide: I’m not taking my Bottom-Up Birch, because between the self-adhesive qualities of Kid Silk Haze and the oh-so-simple but still, different every row, lace pattern, it’s not easy enough to qualify as a ShlepKnit.)
3. Even better if it’s a pattern I can download, um, TODAY. Even better if you can give me the link to it.
Many thanks, helpful and highly opinionated people out there.
P.S. Gosh! I almost forgot to include a Topically Appropriate Song Video from YouTube:
On our road trip, we listened to the Broadway cast recording of Mamma Mia at least daily. (Family fun!) Only when viewing this video (with AMAZING CHINESE CAT-THEMED MAXI DRESSES–not to be missed!) did I realize that the Broadway cast members were doing a Swedish accent on words like “understood” and “good”. So true: it used to be so nice, it used to be so good–back when a girl could wear a full length dress with a giant cat on it, and belt the thing!