Long-Distance Knitting

By the time you read this, I’ll be on my way to Sydney. One of the most important tasks I have before any plane trip is to decide on a knitting project. For most domestic flights, I usually settle on a pair of socks. I worked on skirts when on Craft Cruises to Alaska and again to Australia–large projects that took lots of time but only a few skeins of yarn.

For this trip I decided to limit myself to one skein of laceweight yarn and work on a shawl/wrap. I got it started last week so I’d be sure that I liked the yarn/needles/stitch pattern combination.

First few inches

The yarn is Scrumptious Lace by Fiberspates: 1093 luxurious yards of 45% silk and 55% merino. I’m using U.S. size 3 needles. The glow-in-the-dark markers are from Hill Country Weavers. If I drop the knitting in the dark, I’ll be able to find it!

I’ll take photos of my progress during the travels and post them on Instagram. Follow me at annbuddknits.