My body clock is finally back to mostly normal. I've even gotten back to some knitting only to realize that I've left the Bea Ellis Traditional hat pattern in the seat pocket on the plane (argh). I can pretty much figure out the rest of the snowflake band because its a mirror of the bottom. The only part that I hadn't gotten was the lice pattern. Maybe I can just fake it. Oh.. I think MJ has a picture of her's up - I can reverse engineer the last part from that.
I decided to use three colors instead of the traditional two colors I went with three for a bit more contrast. The white is a ball of angora-wool blend that is super super soft. The two blues came with the kit, and I decided that using just those would have been not striking enough. I'll be bringing it up to the SoCal Knitters Meetup this Sunday - I'm jazzed about meeting so many bloggers. Wendy, Hilari, Heidi, and Jessica are going to be coming up with me. I hope wherever we are meeting will have enough room for all the people. If you are in SoCal and haven't heard of this meetup and want to go - let me know and I'll forward you the info - its on Sunday morning around 11am in Los Angeles off of West 3rd. There are plans to go the Knit Cafe after brunch. Food and yarn and bloggers - almost sounds better than sex.
I'm a darn slow knitter it seems, and I always over estimate my knitting prowess because I packed enough yarn on my trip for 5 knitters.
Exhibit 1: Yarn packed in suitcase. From top going clockwise we have... Artyarns Royal Silk for Annie Modesitt's Ribbed Corset (didn't even touch this yarn), enough sock yarn for 3 pairs of socks (yes you read that right - 3 pairs in 9 days HAH), Lorna's Laces Helen's Lace for a Madli's Shawl (didn't touch this stuff either) and next to my camera - the yarn for the Bea Ellis Traditional hat (unfortunately sans pattern now). During all that flying time and bus time, I only managed to get done 1 Wyvern sock, the toe of the second sock, and that much of the Traditional hat. I suck, but hope springs eternal.
As a knitting traveler's tip I didn't have any problems in any airports at all with getting my Addi Turbo's through security in my carry-on bag. I didn't exactly wave them around or anything but going through the x-ray machine was fine. I don't think I'd be trying it with super long metal straights though.
In other knitting news - new Interweave Knits Winter 2005 was waiting for me when I got home, and there always is at least a couple of patterns in each edition that I want to knit which I cannot say that for Vogue Knitting (which generally isn't so Vogue) and Creative Knitting (definately not creative - hello - ponchos are so 2004) and Easy Knitting (also known as ugly knitting on big needles). I think the only other publications (hard copy at least) that I enjoy as much as IK would be Rebecca and Rowan. Those will be the only ones that I renew. The patterns from this one that I'll be making sometime.. Ballet Wrap Cardigan, Brilliant Retro, and possibly a Speckled Beret.
Perv-alert warning! Turn to page 82 and tell me what you see in Figure 6. Sorry... I should be ashamed really. Ok moving on...
Thank you to Marina for my first birthday present! I got some really cute knitter cards, stitch markers, and a recipe for Cincinnati Chili (you eat it poured over hot spaghetti). You rock!
And for those curious - I'm uh.. 29... again.