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Traveling Knitting

Last night while I was on the phone, I started my traveling sock -- i.e. the sock(s) I knit while I wait in line to pick up the kids at school:

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(You can see larger photos at Flickr)

This is the "Pinstripe" colorway in Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock purchased (special order) at Twisted Yarns. Unlike the Trekking XXL, which I adore, the Shepherd Sock is a smoother , faster knit -- something that I can knit with in low light and not worry about the splitting (different knitting for different purposes). While Trekking XXL creates a "WOW" sock, knitting with Lorna's Laces gives the sock-knitter a classic, trustworthy experience. The only downside to knitting with variegated Shepherd Sock is the occasional surprise you get with pooling.

I've neglected to do a photo shoot and post regarding the Noni Felted Carpet Bag, but I'll definitely do that this week. I had high hopes of sewing a lining in this fabulous bag, but let's be realistic -- I won't! I'm also still enjoying knitting with hemp and want to make it a staple in my yarn stash. I love the stuff! I specifically want to make this.

Comments

I can't wait to see your Noni bag!

I agree with you about the Trekking, although I can normally knit with it in low-light. We really need to get some Koigu into your stash so you can try it out too. Mmmm... (Although the Cherry Tree Hill is pretty close to the Koigu experience.)

I've only knit with vintage Black Purl (4 years old or so), and had a great experience. I do have some vintage Mineshaft still in the stash...

LOVE how the pinstripe is knitting up! Those are going to be a great pair indeed!

The Noni bag (amungst others in your Felted Bag set on Flickr) are making me want to dig thru my patterns and follow your great example - I need to get thru 2 sets of baby gifts and a pair of STR that is screaming to be cast on 1st though *s*

Happy almost Friday!