Thursday, January 13, 2011

No Knitting at Disney World

I took a short knitting hiatus to go here:

I packed two projects to work on while we were there, but they saw precious little light of day. I was pleased that I got through airport security with my Addis, but when I pulled out my sock to work on while waiting to board the plane, a man across from me started grumbling loudly about how he couldn't believe that was allowed. He also said unkind things about Kate Middleton, so I gave him the stinkeye, but put my knitting away and got out my shiny new Kindle.

One of the projects I brought, I can't talk about yet, but the other is the first in an attempt to deal with my almost-SABLE sized sock yard stash. I joined the Year of Stash Socks group on Ravelry: each month, they choose two patterns or the option to knit a plain vanilla sock. The only rule is that the yarn must be from stash; no running out and buying more. I chose the plain vanilla option, using the Yarn Harlot's sock recipe. The yarn is Autumn House Specks that I bought on our visit to the farm last year.

Again, I don't know how far I'll get with a newborn in the house, but I figure at even my most sleep-deprived, I can manage plain vanilla socks. I hope.


Sarah said...

Stockinette in the round is the perfect knitting when you're sleep deprived, in my experience.

LisaBe said...

i had a guy do that to me once (grumble and try to make me feel bad about being allowed to bring knitting on the plane). i felt awful but not because of guilt--because he'd sullied the experience of making something beautiful for someone. i don't have a lot of patience for passive aggression (or any other type of aggression, but the passive kind has a special place in my meanheart), so i kept on. let him grumble.

the socks are gorgeous.

anne said...

bet you had move fun at Disney than me...I nearly froze my tuchas off. Am winging back to Pgh in a few hours and I'll let you know how my knitting goes. I've never had a problem with fellow passengers beyond a question. When I remind them that their pens also have pointy ends they usually ignore me. You'd much rather have me knitting than fidgeting on a long flight.
see you soon...