Friday, February 12, 2010

Vacation Knitting

I'm trying to decide what to bring for a week on the beach. There are several works in progress in my knitting basket, but it's tempting to start something new. All the excitement over the Ravelympics has me itching to start something, although I have no interest in a Ravelympics project. I'm going on vacation and would like as little stress as possible. I lost my voice and taught for two days like that. Not talking is exhausting!
From what I'm reading knitting needles are often confiscated on flights returning from Mexico. People have better luck with wooden shorter needles, but they too have been taken. I have my Probability Cowl on wooden Webs interchangeables. That's not the most exciting project, but it might be worth trying. I can unscrew the needles and put them in with my pens/pencils. The cable is short and hopefully won't cause a problem.
As I write this post I've been searching for projects. I downloaded High Seas, beautiful stole/scarf that reminds me a bit of Hanami. I think it will look great in the Madelinetosh Lace I bought at Knitty City in December. I'll wind it up and stick it in my bag. It will use the same needles as the cowl and strangling vine so I can bring a few cable knobs and just switch needles. Now I'll have a lace project that will make me happy!