During the trip I was very productive with my knitting. I ended up finishing a lace scarf, one sock and making great headway on a wool diaper soaker for Parker. It is amazing how productive you can be when you don't have kids constantly interrupting you. It is also amazing how calming knitting can be when you are crammed into an airplane.
The before blocking shot of the scarf. I love how different lace looks after blocking. It is a beautiful transformation.
Here it is after blocking. I think that I will invest in some blocking wires before too long so that I can get a more even strait edge. Pins are nice if you need points, but for a smooth strait edge they stink. You have to click on this picture to enlarge it, otherwise you miss the beautiful details.
Here is a close up of the pattern. This is my most complicated lace pattern to date. I am so glad that I got the chart keeper for my birthday as that made keeping track of where I was so much easier. The yarn is also heavenly. The picture does not capture the nice sheen that the wool silk blend has. This is the Oriel Lace pattern from 101 Designer One-Skein Wonders. I used size 5 needles on it as I wanted a narrower scarf and thought the 8s made the scarf too lacy. I wanted to be able to see the pattern better.
This pattern is the Adult and Child Socks from 101 One-skein Wonders book (can you tell that I adore these books?). I love this yarn so much. It is so soft and lovely. I also am loving all the different colors that are in the yarn. It is so fun to see what is coming next. This heel is also a different one for me. You use waste yarn and then later go back and add in the heel. It was a bit tricky at first, but I love how it turned out. I am not a huge fan of the heel flap.