Rib it

Secret Christmas knitting continues ….

… and the love affair with Noro Kureyon is undiminished. All will be revealed after the holiday.

And in more semi-secret knitting:

This is on its way to my reverse Dish Rag Tag pal Amanda, the one who sent the Team XDR box to me back in August. Turnabout is fair play, teammates.

On the other end of the reverse Dish Rag Tag spectrum, the person whom I originally gifted with my box o’ Arkansas-themed goodies, Seattle Lisa, has already fulfilled her reverse Dish Rag Tag obligations. I got this last Saturday:

A beautiful sky-blue and white pinwheel dishcloth (as above!), 100g of Regia stretch sock yarn, bandaids in boy and girl flavors for my accident-prone kids (how’d she know?), a nifty photo card of the city skyline, and best of all — Seattle chocolates! I ate the hazelnut truffles and Noel ate the mint ones. Could this be any more perfect? Thanks, pal!

I’m about to leave for a trip to Denver, wherein I expect to knit on the plane, knit at the conference, knit in my hotel room … knit everywhere. But what to take? B2B sock #2 is a given; I’m past the toe increases and ready to stockingette my heart out. What if a miracle should happen and I finish a sock in less than two weeks — nay, even less than four days? I should definitely take more sock yarn. And don’t I need a non-sock project for when I’m tired of socks? That Noro object at the top of the post there should do the trick … but I’m supposed to be starting my first-ever sweater, too, for NaKniSweMo. (I’m not going to be doctrinaire about the get-in-done-in-a-month boundaries, but I am committed to getting it underway.) But I haven’t even swatched yet. I have a bad feeling I’m going to take at least thirty times more knitting than I could do if I never stopped from morning to night. (I have the same problem taking books on trips; I feel like I need to take books for work and books for pleasure, and then backups in case I somehow manage to finish those books. Thus the bag full of books for a weekend jaunt.)

What I do know is that I will be taking and wearing my two completed pairs of socks. Because I am addicted to wearing my handknit socks. Having them on my feet, feeling them with every step — it’s like a secret gift to yourself. I knew I enjoyed knitting them, but I had no idea I would love wearing them so much. I wish I had a pair for every day of the week — and before long I will.

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3 Comments on “Rib it”

  1. Steph Says:

    I’m right there with ya–egads, what if I’m on a trip and I run out of books to read!
    Have a blast in Denver and try to get to Tattered Cover bookstore–three stories of books that would make any book lover dizzy. I guarantee you won’t regret it.

  2. Wow, that Noro yarn looks really pretty!

    I have to smile and nod my head in recognition of a problem I have when it comes to packing things for trips. Thank God for the iPod. I would always take far too many CDs with me. I always overestimate how much I’ll read on a trip, but I can’t be accused of being unprepared!

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