For some unknown reason, I always feel the need to have at least two small projects with me when I travel. I've been traveling this week for work and wanted to take some knitting along. I only had two projects going the Leyburn socks and the blanket project that I've picked back up. The sock project travels well so I brought that with me. The blanket project isn't really meant to leave the house - so I needed a new portable project.
I decided on a new scarf project. They are small enough to carry along and it seems that there is always enough yarn stashed away for an interesting scarf. So I picked the Vice-Versa pattern by Laura Aylor. She is the lady that designed the Lizard Ridge Afghan. The scarf id a double knitting project and my first attempt at double knitting.
It is a little bit fiddly to do, but I have to say I really like how the knitted fabric feels. It has a nice soft cushy feeling to it. It's kind of fun to watch the color blocks develop too. I have a feeling that this will be a project that sits around for awhile before it gets finished. I like the idea of this really being double sided too.
I'm using two colors of Noro Silk Garden that I had originally set aside to knit myself one of those striped scarves that are so popular. But after knitting Brad's scarf I thought it might be fun to have something a little different than his - then I saw this pattern.
I think the pictures are a little misleading on my color selections. I think when the scarf is finished there will be a lot more color variation than is showing up here. One of the colors I picked is mostly purples and the other is full of greens. It will be fun to watch how it actually works out.
I'm not sure why I feel a need to travel with multiple projects. It is Wednesday now and I"m on my way home. I've actually done very little knitting during this whole trip. I slept on a good portion of the flight out to LA. Maybe I can get some knitting done on the marathon flight home today.