Today I'm leaving for a weekend show, so late last night I started to think about packing. I always pack my knitting first. Once that's in place, the rest is easy.
Since I'm in the midst of a personal sock challenge and since socks are so portable, I knew I wanted to limit my weekend knitting to socks. When I checked in with my current sock in progress, I realized that it's almost finished and won't last the weekend. That means it's time for a new sock project.
I'll be knitting in my booth this weekend, so one of the requirements is the pattern has to be simple - nothing too involved with a lot of cables, lace, charts and fancy maneuvers. The other requirement is that it can't be boring. Just because it's simple doesn't mean it has to be boring.
I started my pattern search. I checked my usual spots - Ravelry, books, lists, files. Many of the simple patterns bordered on boring. It was getting late when I finally settled on this one - Longjohn Sock. I think this pattern has the element of simplicity without being boring. The Ravelry description says it's "fun knitting that travels well." I'll find out. I went to bed with an empty suitcase, but I had my travel knitting sorted out.
Now that that problem is solved, I should pack some clothes.
My color inspiration this week comes from the Charles River. I remember when that water really was dirty. Today it's an example of the positive impact of clean-up efforts.
Bright boats ready and waiting.