Travel stitching

My go to project when I’m out and about is knitting. Particularly while watching swimming lessons or attending committee meetings for the band, I use the time to add a few rows on my current project.

sock knitting 2017

Right now I have two projects on the go. A pair of toe up socks using a lovely squishy yarn from indigo dragonfly, a maker and dyer near Haliburton. I’m just finishing the ribbing on the first pair (I hate ribbing). And a cloche hat using an assortment of leftovers sock yarns held double.

tushni cloche halfway

The hat came about as a result of the #giftalong2017 on #ravelry, I picked up a pattern on cyber Monday and cast on a few days later. (BTW, it is a gift…for me). The band gets doubled over and stitched in place, which I hope will tackle the curled edge. The gauge was a bit larger with the fuzzy yarn, possibly angora, so I switched back to the smoother yarns for the body of the hat and to show the lace panel. Of course I lost the ball bands ages ago. This yarn is actually left from a gorgeous crocheted sweater coat I made 25 years ago, it was too heavy for inside and not warm enough for outside so I eventually donated it to a seniors home.

I’m not quite sure how this will look when it’s done, but I plan to have a lot fewer scraps of yarn.



  1. LOVE those knitting projects! I enjoy taking my knitting with me when I go out – people are constantly amazed that I can knit in the car (hubby’s driving of course!), and that I can knit and chat at the same time….

    1. I have made some dramatic mistakes, and caused great consternation by ripping out stitches in public as well!


      On Fri, Dec 15, 2017 at 2:24 PM, Lisa in Port Hope wrote:


  2. Happy knitting. I haven’t knit in a long time. I started some slippers last month but got sidetracked.

    1. I’m slowly getting back into the swing of it. I have to watch my technique else I end up aggravating my carpal tunnel, so a few minutes a day is the trick.


      On Fri, Dec 15, 2017 at 9:27 PM, Lisa in Port Hope wrote:


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