Missoula Knitting

When we travel Richard does most of the driving which gives me lots of knitting time. Here’s what I took for this trip. The haul consisted of one easy project, one medium project, one difficult project, and one backup sock.

Montana Knitting

The first easy project was car knitting on the trip over and back. These are Noro Mitts designed by “Another Knitting Blog“. This was a great, easy pattern and once I saw it I agreed that it was the perfect project for some Noro I had in my stash.

Noro Mitts

My medium project was Mrs. Beeton from Knitty. These were also made from stash yarn that I had purchased for Mrs. Beeton’s ages ago. I’ve never been much of a fan of how these look by themselves, but I think they’re really cute paired with a long sleeve jacket.

The difficult project was learning fairisle. I brought some Knit Picks Essential along to make Eunny Jang’s Endpaper Mitts with.  I think I made a successful start at fairisle, but I stopped after half a dozen rounds because I don’t think these two colors have enough contrast. Why spend the effort for a less than spectacular result?  I’ll choose some other sock yarn from my stash and begin again.

 

Finally, my backup project that I knew would keep me busy was the fake-isle socks shown in the first picture. I did spend one or two evenings working on them after I decided to knit the Endpaper Mitts in better yarn.

I found it kind of amusing that I took along three fingerless mitt projects. I think the cool Fall weather and prospect of a much colder Winter inspired me.

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