Okay, probably not, but I am going to spend this weekend in the Sierras with my family and I am very excited. Except for the whole flying thing...6:30 is an ungodly hour and flights should not be allowed to leave that early, or else I should not be on them. But they do and I am. This might be an all-nighter, I haven't decided yet. It's probably better to sleep though. I'm rambling, which means I'm either tired or hungry or both. I'm bringing the travel ling vines scarf for the flight and maybe the evening, and a sock for knitting in the car. (Which I will not be driving.) I'm also bringing this:
The black and white picture is to counter the difficulty of photographing white yarn, especially when I need a flash. My yarn-overs are a bit funky, but I'm hoping the will straighten out in the end. (If they don't...I don't much care at this point. It's the back so I won't see people laughing and pointing.) Anyway, it's Paulina, a free pattern from Berroco. They used a discontinued yarn (Smart Cotton) that's just like Calmer, which is what I'm using. Even better than knitting with Calmer? Knitting with stashed Calmer! My gauge is just about right - it calls for 7 st to the inch and I'm getting a tiny bit more. Since I'm knitting the smallest size and it's got a lot of stretch, this should work out. Negative ease is a good thing...
I love the diagonal ribbing. And for some reason, this clicked better with me than the pattern for Jaeger's Chevron, which I tried to knit earlier this year. Probably because the panels don't run into each other the way the do on Chevron. When I'm done, I may be able to revisit that one. That way I could use more stashed yarn.
I am not bringing my computer to CA, because the only time I'd use it is at the airport and one the planes, and I'm not lugging it all the way just for that. So, no blogging or e-mails until I get home Monday night. By which time it will be exactly 29 days until I detach from the Pentagon. As much as I want to go, I'm feeling a bit ambivalent right now. That's never happened before.