We are going overseas soon for three months. I have been giving the travel knitting some serious thought.
- I must knit
- It must be a small project
- It must use just one set of needles
- It must be a project that uses local yarn
- It must be a useful, light item when finished.
I am a sock virgin – never done it except a little pair of baby socks once, a long time ago. I thought I wasn’t a sock knitter. Too many other things to do. But travelling is a perfect time to explore sock knitting. I can get single skeins of yarn as we travel and when I’ve finished, we can wear them. My intention is to try a different sock method with each pair: top-down, toe-up, different heel constructions. I’d like to try patterns by the sock design greats such as Cat Bourdhi, Cookie A and Ann Budd.
I am also going to collect shades cards and plan some very specific on-line purchases for when I return.