Forgive the post title.  I’m about 4 hours away from my departure time to Japan, and I wanted to quickly add this little post before I left.  My apartment is still not clean, I found a sweet potato in my cupboard that needs to be given to someone who will eat it, I need to finish packing, and I still haven’t eaten breakfast.  But it’s all about priorities, people!  So I took 15 minutes out of my time to wind a ball of yarn for my trip…like I said, priorities!

Anyways, check out this hat I made:

Just a basic, run of the mill beanie with stripes.  But the cool thing about this hat is the tubular cast on and the jogless stripes.  Also it only took two days to make, which is great considering all the other projects I’m working on are very time consuming.  So this was a fun little break from all that.

So Japan…it’s a work thing, that will turn into a play thing.  There will be sake.  There will be sushi.  There will be samurai sword fights with komodo dragons!!!  Ok, maybe not that last part, but admit it, that would be pretty friggin’ cool.  I hate leaving projects behind, but even though I tried really really hard, I didn’t finish Aidez.  I did a good chunk of the front pieces, but alas, I will have to come back to it in a couple of months.  I am taking Rock Island shawl with me though since it’s pretty lightweight and the pattern is pretty simple to memorize.

Hopefully I’ll get a few chances to catch up on the blog while I’m gone, but in the meantime, fellow knitters: knit on!