On La Sirena estancia in Uruguay there lived a feisty sheep called Lupita.
One day, a gringo named Monique came to stay. Monique wanted to be friends with Lupita, but at first the sheep wasn’t sure. Monique spoke a strange human language, and seemed unusually interested in her woolly coat.
Monique tried befriending some of the other animals. Margarita the cow shared her milk with Monique.
I think sock yarn projects are ideal for travel knitting. Part of my holiday planning is always choosing a plane project. I feel like I have enough hand knit socks at the moment, so I decided instead to replace my old Broad Street Mittens with some snazzy new ones.
Here they are in Hong Kong after I cast on during the twelve hour flight. I’ve divided for the thumb and pinkie. I did this while watching Jurassic World, Mr Holmes, Johnny English, some episodes of Louis and one dreadful episode of Glee. I loved that show when I was younger.
On my second, shorter, flight I finished a couple of fingers but became stuck because I couldn’t remember how to do a tubular BO. I also destroyed my emotions with American Sniper and needed a nap afterwards. Being on planes makes me much more emotional than usual, but it was an interesting film.
Pattern: Smartphone-friendly mitts
Yarn: Bad Day Might Sock by the Lemonade shop
Ravelry project page
I’m spending a lot of time on the road at the moment, which means one thing- sock knitting. I spent an inordinate time on Ravelry last week looking up patterns. One of my thesis breaks involved buying loads of gorgeous self-striping yarn so I needed a pattern to show it off. I usually incorporate some ribbing as plain socks often get baggy around the ankles, but I loved this pattern so much that I decided to risk it for a biscuit. This is also my first toe-up sock so learning a few new techniques including Judy’s Magic Cast On. Here’s what the toe looks like.
I started this post over a week ago and had a couple of short-haul flights in the interim, so here’s the first sock completed.
And the progress I made on the left sock yesterday. It’s not the clearest picture but I wanted to give a little sense of my present surroundings. These will be finished soon, and I have a couple more sock yarn projects in the pipelines.