Starting tomorrow, Friday, Mr. Pie and I are headed to the cabins at Douthat State Park
! YAY! It's the park where we got married, so it's a very special place to us, and it's promising some dark and dreary weather, which is perfect for having a wood fire all day! Knitting in front of the fire at the cabins may be my very favourite thing ever.
So of course this morning, when I should be worried about getting dressed and getting to school to work on my final paper, instead I'm worrying about what yarn to bring for a new project to cast on! I'll have lots of knitting this time weekend, (and lots of writing time...hopefully) so I'm excited.
Dark and Stormy
is one option - this is what I was thinking of using that Vanna Heathered yarn on:
(c) 2010 Splityarn
This cardigan is top down with worsted weight yarn, so I wouldn't think it would be too bad for cabin knitting - nothing overly fussy and such, so it holds good possibilities. I would have to buy the pattern today though. $6.50 isn't too bad for a sweater pattern. I would probably have to fuss with the side seams a bit to put some shaping in, but I've been admiring this sweater for so long!
Maybe a sock pattern? I have a few sock books kicking around and that killer skein of cashmere sock yarn kicking around that I could probably just cake it and toss it in a bag along with my sock needles and have a pretty easy packing job of it. I do need to finish the second of Mr. Pie's slipper socks before I cast on for more sock though. In for a penny, in for a pound?
I also haven't knit a shawl in a while and I have a some pretty lace and sock weight yarns that could be shawls. Do I want something really complicated? Usually for cabin knitting it's what i go for since there's no distractions, but if I don't *finish* the project this weekend that means that it'll drag over in to the spring school semester which mean - let's face it - it'll be unfinished until at least May.
There's IS this one shawl idea that I've had percolating for a while: the Cladonia Shawl
pattern in this great colour changing yarn, with maybe a soft grey to stripe it with...
So what do you guys knit when you're getting away?