I'm back from my trip home. I was able to get some knitting done while I was gone too. The hard part was determining the best project to take. I had to think about all the places that I might get the opportunity to knit. With all those places in mind, I decided that I had to have something that was convenient to carry and easy to pick-up and put down.
So, I decided to take some skeins of Kureyon and get some more squares for Lizard Ridge Afghan I started at the end of last year completed. I was able to knit up seven squares while I was gone. I was pretty please with that progress considering all the other stuff that was going on around me. Plus I've never been a good knitter in a crowd. I always sit my project down and end up talking more that knitting.
I had no problem taking my knitting needles on the plane. I didn't try to take any other notions, scissors, or yarn cutters, just my addi Turbo needles and yarn. Apparently my unopened bottle of water was more of a threat than pointy metal sticks. I had to throw the water away - but the needles were okay. I took an envelope and postage stamps with me just in case they tried to make me throw the needles away too.
I didn't realize how much I spread out at home when knitting until I tried to take the show on the road. I have "knitting" chair and little table at home. All my stuff gets spread out everywhere. But on the plane I had to keep everything close and tight next to me so I didn't disturb my seat mate. That was kind of awkward at first. But I am glad to be home and have my "space" back.
Getting these squares going again was great. Now I really want to get this afghan finished. I'm getting very close. I only have four more squares to make before I'll begin putting them all together. I'm going to to have to decide what color to use around the edging - but I'll probably wait on that until I can lay all the squares out and arrange them. I'll get a better idea of the overall color that way.
One of the most fun things about my trip was getting my mom interested in knitting again. I got her some yarn and the pattern for some felted clogs. She was already in to the second one when I left. I can't wait to see them finished. I've also have a couple more things from my stash to send her for future projects. It's fun having a new knitting friend.