Knitted Travels

The anticipation is killing me!!  We leave TOMORROW for a 5-day vacation in West Virginia, visiting Odin’s family.  Apparently, it’s going to be a big deal, and tons of people are going to be there.  Somehow, I still maintain that I will have enough time to knit everything I want to, and still worried that I won’t have enough projects with me.

I have finally made up my mind as to what to bring along, as follows:

I have enough yarn for 2 of these hats, called the Suzy Snood and an original design.  One hat is going to be “autumn” colored and will be the completion of an order placed in November by Mystic Moon Media as a trade for a family portrait.  The other is simply a set of colors that my mind put together in one of those “A-ha!” moments.  Maybe I will have left over yarn from the other projects that will make another hat.  The more the merrier! And warmer!

Estimated time: 5 hrs.

Total time used: 10 hrs



I will also be bringing enough yarn to make one, if not two, of these lovely berets.  I am trying to get ahead on orders while offering a sample at the next show.  I have two made already but those are being shipped off to Mystic Moon Media as well.

Estimated time: 3 hrs



I will also be making these, which is a pattern I found on and can be located here.  I do not have a suitable pair of mittens for the upcoming winter season, and I have never made mittens before.  Also, this pattern is absolutely beautiful and I love Fair Isle knitting, and I think a double stranded knit from 100% wool will be incredibly warm.  So, there you have it.

Estimated time: 10 hrs.




This is the Hemlock Ring Blanket, also a pattern found on and can be located here.  It is adapted from an Antique Doily pattern to be over 4 feet, using heavier yarn and will make a fantastic throw.  I pick up the yarn tomorrow on our way out of Chicago and can’t decide what color to make it.  Black? Green? Deep Purple? Gray?  Something warm, soft, and interesting.

Estimated time: 24 hrs





And as if all of the above weren’t enough, I am also bringing a bag of yarn remnants with which to make about a half dozen of these fun little guys.  Just because.  They make a great gag gift.  And, there’s a ton of things you can do with a simple pattern.

Estimated time: 1 hr.



So in short, I have enough projects to last me….roughly 48 hrs, if my estimation is correct.  It is a 12 hour drive, each way – so, 24 hours of knit time in the car.  Then, we will be there Wednesday – Saturday, which is 4 days.  That means that’s a full 96 hrs of potential knit time.  In total, over 100 hrs of available knit time.  Now, I understand that I will be required to spend a portion of this sleeping, eating, socializing politely, and possibly driving.  But still.  I’m a fast knitter.  48 hrs of knitting.  I am soooo going to finish before we leave.

I wonder if I can fit more yarn into the bag….

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