Category Archives: travel

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Zippered Pendleton needle case makes travel easy

But, having a selection of Options needle tips and cables available doesn't make me any more productive. For the next couple of days, Bob and I are staying with friends who have a home just outside Vancouver, B.C. Wendie and Dave are delightful hosts.

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Cupcake Fingerless Mitts on the go

I have inched up to SpillyJane's Cupcake Mittens like they were a wild tiger. I fell in love with the design, bought the pattern and even chatted with SpillyJane on one of my podcasts. Of course, while we were still in Mexico, I didn't easily have access to Palette yarns. I decided that I could wait until I could try making a raid on our office yarn stash.

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A sock for every mood

A couple of weeks ago, Glenna C. posted a note on how she decided to keep two pairs of socks on the needles at the same time. One would be an "easy" sock while the other would be a more challenging sock. Her theory was that she would then have a sock to knit when she needed something "mindless" and another sock to serve as a mental distraction.

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Red Velvet Cupcakes - Finished for blog
Red Velvet Cupcakes Cuffs

You can tell how comfortable I wanted to be to knit Star Athena’s Red Velvet Cupcakes Cuffs. I set up my tray for a nice, quiet afternoon. Knitting, reading while staying caffeinated and hydrated. And, yes, my mp3 player for an audio book.

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Airplane Survival Knits

The key is to choose a simple pattern so you can finish it relatively quickly and it will seem more substantial. Here are a few suggestions.Emerald Starling Shawl by Hannah Ingalls. (Photo from Ravelry pattern page).Falling Leaves Wrap by Dory Brown. (photo from Ravelry pattern page).

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I’ve decided on my travel project

The Five-Way Cable Shrug is designed by Lily Chin. It is a free pattern!! (it's also available in her gorgeous book Power Cables.) It is a simple design that is made stunning and practical by strategically placed buttons and crocheted loops. This so completely appeals to my love of useful knit projects.

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