Summer’s Road Trip Season, and this year I’ve got a bunch of trips coming up. We’re flying to California to visit friends, we’re driving to Mt. Rainier with my folks and we’re going to a family reunion waaaaay up in the Upper Penninsula of Michigan.
Of course, we’re not doing all this at the same time (we do have to work, after all). But, I want to get ready for all that car/plane downtime. That means stocking up on Dramamine, filling my Kindle with new books, and planning out some simple-yet-interesting knitting projects.
I’m a big fan of socks as travel knitting. They’re small enough to fit into a purse or cary-on, but take long enough to fill up a whole week of travel. And, other than turning the heel, they’re easy enough that you don’t really have to focus on what you’re doing.
They’re the best!
Anyway, I dug into my stash, and found a bunch of little ends of sock yarn. So, I was thinking of doing something to use up that yarn. Stripes seem too boring, and colorwork would make me carsick (simple is the name of the game, after all).
I poked around on Ravelry, until I found these beauties!
Broken Seed Stitch Socks by Hanna LevaniemiHer original pattern (it’s not a formal pattern, exactly, more like a design suggestion that I can use with my standard Socks by the Numbers pattern) uses a lovely cream color with a pretty variegated yarn. The little stripes combined with the knit/purl pattern make the colors blend together really nicely.
But, what I really love is the idea that Ravelry User mckr had. Stripes! But when the stripe colors are mixed with the background color, the whole thing looks gorgeous and cohesive.So, I picked out six mini balls of leftover sock yarn, and a full 50g skein of a lovely navy blue. I think they’ll look great together. (One of the mini-skeins even has sparkles!)
I’m making myself wait until our road trips are officially going before I start knitting these bad boys. Vacation can’t start soon enough!
Are you looking forward to any upcoming projects?