Saturday, March 28, 2009

Traveling

It's bad for my free time, but good for my knitting! I spent last week in AZ at an astronomy conference. I didn't have any good, small projects to bring that were at a "low brainpower" level, so I got to cast on for something new - yay! I wanted to do it before I left, but time wasn't on my side, so I did it as we were taxiing down the runway and taking off:

Cast On, Take Off


A better look:

Sock for a Conference

It's a simple 2x2 rib sock, made with absolutely scrumptious sock yarn from Knitivity, which I purchased at Knitting Asylum. The colorway is Carina, and it's inspired by the Carina Nebula, which is one of the most stunning deep sky objects, in my opinion.

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Click here to embiggen. Image credit: NASA, ESA, N. Smith (U. California, Berkeley) et al., and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

I didn't do too much knitting during the actual conference, but four plane rides and a long bus trip up to Kitt Peak Observatory add up, and I touched down back in LA with half a sock!

Half a Sock, Wheels Touch Down

I know that pace is really slow for some people, but it's pretty good for me, so I'm happy! =)

I've got a ton of backlogged FOs...I'm hoping to get 'em into Ravelry today, and maybe even blog about them soon! ;)

3 comments:

  1. The nebula is beautiful! Thanks for sharing. Hope you had a good trip. Look forward to seeing you Tues.

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  2. Nice translation to yarn of a beautiful object. I'm sure you'll enjoy the socks when they're done.

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  3. Aah, happy travels! I love that yarn and its inspiration, stunning!

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