Here I am, yarn and needles in hand, trying to find a pattern. When Ashley came to Madrid on vacation, we met and did a little swap. She went home with two skeins of Sirri yarn and half a kilo of Sirri fiber for spinning and dyeing. I was the lucky recipient of two skeins of Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock in Forest, and one skein of Cherry Tree Hill Supersock Merino in Fall Foliage.
And yesterday I got a surprise package from the very same Ashley that contained a set of five double point needles. But not any set, a set of Brittany needles, US size 1 (or 2.25mm for us metric people) that are as short as 5in. (12.5 cm). She used these pretty tiny needles (also known as oversized toothpicks) successfully on her flight back to the States.
I fly quite often (at least for a student ;) ) and needles are forbidden on european flights. However, Ashley had no problems with these, and thought I’d like to be able to knit some on the flights to and from Belgium. And she is very right, and can’t thank her enough for her generousity!
And now, for the help request! I want to make a pair of socks with either the Lorna’s or the Cherry Tree, using my new tiny needles, and that I can keep track on the plane. I want something not too complicated and that shows the pretty yarn well. Monkee (from the KnittyBoard) suggested me the generic “You are putting me on” pattern. I’d perhaps like to spice it up with a very easy lace panel on top of the foot, or the side of the leg… But I am open to all the ideas and suggestions you give me. I’ll be deciding on the pattern the first week of July (so I can print it).
Thank you in advance for the suggestions!