Traveling Knitting

Howdy, y'all. I didn't get a chance to post last weekend because I was traveling, visiting relatives in another state. Any intrepid knitter will tell you that you can't travel without a project. Otherwise, you'll go insane during those long waits in the airport, not to mention the flight itself. Nothing calms a nervous flier better than having to count stitches on a piece of knitting. Of course, the project also has to be small because there's no room on those crowded flights for a big afghan or man-sized sweater. The baby blanket I'm making for my niece/nephew is too bulky to carry around now, so I had to come up with something else for my trip.

So I dug through my stash and found this long-forgotten kit I had bought at Stitches Midwest a few years ago. It's two balls of Gemini yarn (50% merino wool/50% silk) from Oak Grove Yarns, hand-dyed in a colorway called Fall Leaves. It came with a lace scarf pattern by Candace Eisner-Strick (who is just amazing, by the way; I've taken 2 classes with her, and she's a wonderful teacher). So the night before I left, I cast on for this scarf:

Sorry that the picture is a bit blurred. As you can see, I made quite a bit of progress in just 3 days on the road. I love the colors and the pattern, especially how the edge scallops itself. When it's blocked out, I think it's going to be stunning.

That's it for this week. Hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day!