Wednesday, April 14, 2010

well named but not well suited

Lately I've been knitting Traveling Woman, and just lovin' it.  Which is apt.  I'm leaving for a trip to Texas tomorrow, it'll be the start of a ton of going to and fro through July.  I'm past the solid stockinette section and on to the lace repeats. As I've mentioned , oh, like every time I fly,  I do not sit on a plane without some chemical assistance. Just a touch.  It makes for pleasant airtime, but really messes up any knitting that requires counting of YO's.
Traveling Woman will come along for some clear headed ground knitting. Maybe with a beer and some chili fries here?
BTW, this is some fabulous vermillion Lisa Souza merino. I thought it was saturated red when I bought it (damn that lighting) but in truth, like this slightly orangey red  intensity even better.
So, I'm off to my LYS to acquire something simpleminded yet elegant. I'm thinking Gretel, in Be Sweet bamboo. And then I can pack my equipment for two shoots, and some clothes. Girls's gotta have some priorities, right?


Ellen Bloom said...

Woo Hoo! VACATION....even if part of it is a working vacation...sounds like fun!

LOVE that Lisa Souza...the colors are beautiful!

Bring layers for Southern California. It can get hot during the day, chilly at night.

Mary Lou said...

Knitting first, clothes later. Oh, I suppose camera equipment is important, too. Have a good trip.

Carole Knits said...

I love that shot of the pussy willows! Have safe travels.

gayle said...

Gretel looks like an excellent choice for travel-knitting. Medicate away!
Wishing you safe travels.

Turtle said...

great red color! I just finished a traveling women last weekend.

Enjoy your vacation! I am heading east next month, trying to decide if i will risk my knitting as carry on or check it (i hate checking baggage, fears of it lost!) but also fear of them trying to confiscate as carry on! lol, oh bother!

twinsetellen said...

It sounds like you have your priorites just right. Safe travels and happy knitting!

Birdsong said...

What a beautiful red! I love the pussywillows even more though, and miss them... they grow around our high country place, but not here where we usually spend spring. Happy traveling!