Friday, June 6, 2014

The Traveling Scarf.

...finished!


This was a perfect traveling project - laceweight yarn (so it didn't weigh much and the in-progress knitting packed up small), not-so-small needles (I used size 6's) and a really easy pattern (stockinette stitch on the bias). I cast on the day before we left because I didn't want to fiddle with the provisional cast-on away from home. The knitting started in earnest just before our flight to Paris,

continued through Paris, to Milan.

and then to Florence. I don't have any photos of the work-in-progress after that train photo, but I  know the scarf was in my bag for those 463 steps to the top of the Duomo (because I knitted a few rows in a coffee shop that afternoon). That was one great view! I think it spent the rest of Florence in our apartment so I could "travel light".

It was my project for the plane trip home, too (when I finally started listening to The Goldfinch)...and I finally bound it off when we were away for Memorial Day (yeah, almost two weeks ago).

So this morning I wove in the two ends, soaked and blocked it...and this afternoon, I took a few photos. Finished.

Many, many happy memories wrapped up this one. I can't wait to wear it!



9 comments:

  1. It's lovely. You will remember this trip every time you wear it and I predict that will be often.

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  2. I'm traveling and will be visiting my favorite yarn store this morning. I think I might be looking for some lovely lace weight to knit some traveling memories of my own. Thank you for your beautiful inspiration!

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  3. Love the scarf, love the color, love the story behind it - one that will always be wrapped up in the folds - every time you wear it!

    Linda in VA

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  4. Every time you wear it your trip memories will come to mind. It will be a lovely scarf for summer wear and the color is rich and yummy (peaches and apricots!).

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  5. That is such an imaginative project, anda great use of those little pockets of time which always crop up when travelling. The colour is one of my favourites - I am sure your beautiful scarf is wrapped in European memories!

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  6. The scarf is beautiful, Mary, and as others have noted, it will be a lovely reminder of a fun and happy time!

    Melody

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  7. i love traveling projects, makes for a great "souvenir". well done.

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  8. Everything about this scarf is wonderful! The design, the color, the knitter and the memories made while knitting!

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  9. Ditto! Ditto! Look fwd to seeing it on you- maybe your next trip to WI!
    Cheers~

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