I’m heading home to my parents’ house for a long weekend tomorrow, and I kind of just realized that I’ll be on a plane for about 8 hours altogether (it’s been an adventurous week). Now, I have plenty of projects on the needles to knit while on a plane, but let’s look at the facts:
- The Loki Scarf is coming along nicely, but it involves intarsia and stranded knitting and four balls of yarn dangling from the project. Now imagine trying to knit that on an airplane. Exactly. This project is definitely coming with me (I’m having a separate crisis about how much yarn to wind off the cones), but I don’t think it’s very good for on-the-plane knitting.
- My Pontos cardigan is also zipping along, being that it’s bulky and lace knitting and I’ve got the sleeves joined and everything. But it’s bulky and the sleeves are joined, making it a kind of chunky project to take on a plane. I mean, I have to wrestle it into the little child-sized duffle bag I’ve been using to carry it. It takes up too much room to fit in a carry-on, and I would feel a little ridiculous paying to check a bag so I can take this project with me. This does mean it won’t be finished by closing ceremonies, but that’s okay. It’s not far off.
- Folded has been sitting in time out while I was working on the scarf and Pontos, and is a smaller project (fingering weight yarn takes up less space than bulky yarn). So it is a contender for on-the-plane knitting.
But then there’s a little bit of starteritis threatening to set in. “Maybe I should start a pair of socks, I haven’t knit socks in a while, and my queue is full of sock patterns with yarns matched up.”
“Or maybe a shawl! I’ve got a few options there.” (see also: Holden Shawlette.)
“Maybe I’ll crochet something! I haven’t crocheted in a while.”
…though I am extremely, stupidly, thinking about casting on another pullover. It’s lace weight! On big needles!
…don’t look at me like that.