How did I get talked into this?

So, I haven’t had a lot of time for knitting. I try and try but without a regular knitting group to visit and chat with, there just isn’t the urgency. I knit when I travel, however, and I certainly got in some knitting time while flying over 3 hours each way to Colorado and back last weekend.

The three projects I have going right now are:

A 100% silk lacy cowl – it’s really long now and as soon as I get almost finished with the skein, I’ll end it and knit the ends together. I don’t know how the lace knitting will stand up when it’s in cowl form, but I do know that I love this yarn.

Silk yarn cowl - meandering vines

It’s called La Habana and there are 700 yards in this skein. It’s from a company called Textiles A Mano, but I don’t even know if they are in business anymore. I bought the skein in Albuquerque, New Mexico but it looks like the store is in Eugene, Oregon.

The pattern is called Meandering Vines and I’m sure it’s on Ravelry somewhere.

Meandering vines pattern

While on the plane home, I wanted to work on something relatively simple. I’m finishing up the sleeves of a little sweater I started a couple of years ago (that’s how little time I have to knit!). I’m knitting both sleeves at the same time because as anyone who knows me knows, I hate to get to the end of one thing only to repeat the effort. Best to do them both – socks, sleeves, etc. – at the same time.

Airplane knitting

Not much to see here, but trust me it’s happening. The pattern is Mediterraneo¬†(that’s a Ravelry link) and did you ever see the¬†movie Mediterraneo? Absolutely adorable story set in World War II when an Italian ship leaves a few soldiers on a little island with the mission to spot enemy ships and hold the island in case of attack. It’s an absolute favorite of mine and if you haven’t seen it go watch it right now.

Back to the sweater though … once these sleeves are done all the pieces can be stitched together and a zipper sewn in. On the longer leg of my trip back, I had a row to myself! So I really got to spread out and knit – now this is the way to do plane knitting.

Plane knitting with an empty seat

Now down to the newest project. I got talked into this one by a little person when we visited the new shop in Colorado Springs called Ewe and Me. If you haven’t visited, you must. It’s filled with lovely people and it’s a really lovely space. Very well run. Loads of new stuff all the time, including these little items.

top this hat


You see that ball on the top? Owen loved it, so he’s getting a knit hat for Christmas. The other item I picked up was this awesome project bag.

Knitting project bag


I was informed that I was the only one in the group that didn’t have one of these little treats and now we are all bag buddies because we all have one. Lovely bag – perfect construction and a little zipper pocket on the inside. So, I guess I need to find more time to knit now, eh?

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A mother, sister, wife, and daughter who writes, knits, hikes, and practices yoga on the west coast. Loves a zippy chardonnay or a tart margarita!

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