I have been traveling and knitting. And with both activities, just getting there was the hard part! I did most of my knitting during several delayed flights, but the patterns I chose to bring with me didn’t exactly make things any easier.
I first attempted the moss stitch beret, using Kent’s pattern, which I came across on Ravelry. It looks like the pattern has been updated more than once since I first printed it out, so I won’t bother saying anything about the issues I ran into. But it was nice of Kent to post the pattern and it was fun to knit. Here you can see the beret, before blocking, with the remainder of my skein of Cascade 220. (It was a close call.)
Then I began working on Ysolda’s Gretel pattern. I got about 3″ into it before coming to the conclusion that something was wrong and ripping most of it back out. Unless I did something very strange, it looks like the directions for T3F and/or T3B are incorrect. So I used the pattern to help me do the increases, and other than that, just followed the picture rather than the instructions to do the cables. I’m glad I ripped it back, though, because I think I might love this hat when it’s done!
Oh, and where was I flying to? A variety of destinations Out West.
Top two photos courtesy of Kelly.