Friday, August 22, 2008


Ok here we go with the final list for my trip. AKA the CONTEST.
On September 10 when my trip is officially over I will check the entries and who ever comes closet to my actual knitting production while I am on my "knitting vacation" will receive the prize. 2 skeins of Lorna's Laces yarn, a hand made quilted "emergency sock supply holder" (this is the quilted folio with the ruler and you add needles and etc. of your choice). Also included is my personal pattern for "Wave Socks". Just post your guess on the blog.

For those of you who are new readers, a bit about the knitting vacation. I have 2 days in the car and am headed to the "Gunflint Lodge" (wish I knew how to post a link but that will come). I then have one full week of doing nothing but knitting and visiting with knitting friends. No husbands they are off camping. No cooking we eat in the lodge. No television, no phones. Just quality knitting time.

Now here is what I have packed with yarn to more than keep me busy. #1. World Strip Wrap. #2 cabled shrug. # 3 finish the fingerless gloves. These pictures I previously posted.

Now I have added the following: # 4 brown socks from Smooshy yarn.

#5 Socks from Socks Appeal yarn.

#6. A simple garter stitch scarf from hand spun yarn from Ireland, my friend Pat gave this to me and I am knitting her a scarf with this.

I will pack one more sock project and that does it. You know the worst thing that could happen is to run out of yarn where there is no yarn shop. There is a possibility of a day trip or two but last year we never left the Gunflint. I might add I probably will just make simple plain socks as it has been a year since we were all together and we have a lot of catching up to do.


Anita said...

Well, I think you will finish #3, 4 & 6 for sure. If it was me, that's what I would do. But #1 is intriguing knitting, so I can't imagine you NOT working on that! Finished? I don't know. Again, if was me, I'd be booking on that Kaffe shrug and intersperse that with easy sock knitting. So... my guess, ultimately, is #1, 3, 4, & 6. :-) You're a speedy knitter, right?

Emily said...

I've got to wait until September 20th to guess? That is probably very smart - that way you won't be tempted to knit all the things I think you'll finish because you know how much I love that quilty needle roll-up!

This is harder that the ho many jelly beans in the jar contests...

mamarara said...

I think you will finish 1,3,5 and maybe start on 2 or 6. I hope you have a wonderful time. i am looking forward to the Dish Rag Box to come my way. It should be here on Tues.

Susie said...

She is indeed a speedy knitter! It's like she can kick it into hyberknit. She can go from Cast on to cast off faster than you can say "durn, I need to rip that row off"!

Emily said...

OK, I declare myself illiterate and I will be guessing now. Two pairs of socks and the scarf. You never get as much done on vacation as you think you will. By you, I mean other people - YOU will probably finish everything you took and have to buy more yarn.