Daily Archives: August 23, 2008


In my head, I was going to have these two things finished by now.


This Hourglass Pullover and these Jaywalker socks were going to be done. Done, done, done. I was right now (or any moment, any single moment now) going to be experiencing the glee of casting on a new project at whatever my whim. In a few hours I hop on a plane to Halifax to visit longtime friends from my MA years, and there is nothing like a bit of travelling to make you want to wipe the WIP slate clean and have something fresh.

Sadly, the Hourglass is stalled halfway through the yoke and the Jaywalkers are still missing an inch and the toe of the 2nd sock. I may yet take the socks with me to try and finish on the way, so that’s something. This does put a wrinkle in what to bring with me, so I may just go with another sock project as backup, but then a new sweater’s sleeve would be ever so easy to start on…

Of course, it’s not as though I’ll be going into a yarn vacuum – I hear they have yarn in Halifax. Quite a lot of it, actually, and as one of said friends is a knitter, you can bet I’ll be visiting some of that yarn as well. Just a matter of time. Oh, the horrible dilemmas of the travelling knitter. If this is my worst decision-making experience of the whole trip, I’ll take it! (Note to universe: this is not an invitation to delay my flight/rain every day I am there/sprain my knitting muscles/other horrors…just sayin’.)

Catch you on the flip side! May your WIPs be done soon and your stash be enticing.


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