Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The Flip Side

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.

9 comments:

Monika said...

You know, I really thought I would be done with DK, but seeing this, makes me wonder, if I shouldn't give it a try again some time. I love the colors and I can imagine the green too. This will be stunning, as always a wonderful choice of pattern and yarn!

cpurl17 said...

I think I travel with multiple projects JUST IN CASE...and because I know if I don't, I'll get stuck somewhere without any knitting and panic...

Bezzie said...

Ooo! That's pretty! I'm ocd about the number of projects total. No more than 3!!

mom said...

Your colors are great as usual! Traveling with multiple projects makes terrific sense. If you ever have a layover or get stuck due to snow or get one project done faster than normal --- oh the list goes on and on and on.....

Zonda said...

Um..er..confession time, I either overpack with clothes and shoes..or like my last trip..4 or more projects that I didn't touch and had to ship back with the yarn, clothes, and goodies so I didn't go over the weight limit..still did..

Anyhow, I love it, great colors!

Batty said...

I'm completely in love with those colors!

Esoteric Knitter said...

Can't wait to see more!

knittersharmony said...

Love those colors together!

Double knitting is fascinating.

Faith said...

Love love love this scarf.