Saturday, May 26, 2007

Off to Europe: A bit of knitting to say Bon Voyage

Just finished packing for our 2 week trip and let me say the clothes were far easier to pack then the knitting. Questions running through my mind...."Will the TSA take this away from me?, Will they let me have 5 different types of needles?, Do I have to have something on the needles? How many skeins of yarn is too many? How many socks can I finish in a 2 week period? Should I take the tank top to or would 3 pairs of socks and a tank be too many things?"

These are just a few of the things I had to ponder while pac
king up my knitting. What I have decided is that I will only take the socks - because if by chance I finish all of that knitting I also am bringing a book and as much as I want to take all of my projects - that would require another bag.

So even though these are pictures of projects I finished sometime ago - I wanted to share some of my 'firsts'.


Below is my first 'me' project. The pattern is from Debbie Bliss and I used a cotton blend for my version.
This is a hat I made for my father-in-law for christmas.
Lastly my very own 'fetching' gloves.







Enjoy and Happy Memorial Day! Here's to Grilling, Swimming, Knitting, and Family time or whatever you have planned for this beautiful weekend!!!


9 comments:

Sharon said...

When do you leave on your trip? When will you be back? Email me about the swap since you want to do it and will be out of the country on a real live vacation when sign ups start we can give you an early "visa" for it!!

LOVE the pictures too!!!

Monika said...

All your FO are beautiful! I never get anything done on vacation, pack always way to many things. Have a wonderful time on your trip, and say Hallo to my fellow Austrians when you get there! ;o)

Friender said...

Have a great time! So exciting. I am *very* jealous. Can't wait to see if you have some new stash acquisitions from abroad...

Bertha said...

Wow, I didn't know you were going to Europe!! How exciting, have an awesome time!!!

Channon said...

Are you back yet? I mean... Have a great time, and I hope you only have time to knit on the plane. Enjoy!!!

She'saCraftyOne said...

I hope that your trip goes well and that you have a fabulous time!

lucy said...

love all your projets. The gloves are on my list too1
Enjoy your trip!

d said...

So where in Europe are you travelling to ? Maybe we could meet up, so I won't have to send your 'no sheep' swap yarn !

Dominique

RoWoGo said...

I know you will all be jealous but Devonshire's Mom (that would be ME) just returned from a reading and book signing at Powell's Books in Portland, OR with The Yarn Harlot: Stephanie Pearl-McPhee (should that be "Purl"- McPhee?) What a gracious,clever,witty, and amazing Knittress of the Yarns (My own personal royal title for her) Yep, she rocks! There had to be at least 400 sedate and quiet people there. Uh, I meant wild hordes of knitting zealots that rocked the house! PS: Ms. Pearl-McPhee said you had a nice mom. Uh, that's me! Glad I could go!