I recently needed to bring a travel knitting project somewhere, but I couldn’t bring the mitts I’m working on since the person I’m going to be giving them to was going with me. So I looked at the other travel-sized projects I have on the needles, and decided I didn’t want to bring any of them.
- The Raw Honey mitts were out, due to my travel companion.
- The Minecraft socks might be an easy pattern, but I was coming up on the heel turn soon-ish and didn’t want to have to do my measuring / trying on half-finished socks on the plane.
- The mitts for my SIL have been waiting long enough that it would take too long for me to remember where I was in the pattern.
- The GAL squares (both of them) are double knitting and therefore more balls of yarn than I wanted to be dealing with at once.
So of course I cast on something new.
I went stash diving in search of some nice striped yarn or something that I would be happy making vanilla socks from. I found a lovely ball of Chroma fingering yarn. Lovely, and wanting to be cast on with, and not what I wanted for socks.
So instead I cast on a new scarf. Easy, right? No fuss, right?
Um. No. I cast on a lace entrelac scarf. Not at all any easier to deal with than the other projects I already have started.
But it is lovely, isn’t it?