Well, I’m finally on my way to Chennai, India for work and am now enjoying a wonderful five hour layover in Canada, eh.  So what do I do with these five hours besides aimlessly wander the gates of YVR?  Why, knit of course!

Even though I said I never would, I started another sweater recently.

Want a close-up?  Of course you do!

It’s the Dollar and a Half Cardigan by Veronik Avery.  I actually bought the yarn and pattern at the same time I bought my supplies for Owls.  At the time, I was on a mission to knit my little heart away until I completed sweaters, market bags, socks, mittens, and hats.  Since then I’ve finished one project… ONE! *sigh*

Don’t be crazy!  I didn’t bring that project with me.  Considering the weather in Chennai at this time of the year (well, actually, year-round) a sweater project just doesn’t seem appropriate.  It’s going to stay in that state (another UFO lurking in my basket) until I come back from India, which will be…uh…is there a pool going, yet?  Plus I just needed something a little smaller, light, and easy.  So why not bring my toe-up socks?  No, I have never knit socks before.  But how hard could it be, right?  Right.

Enter Eunny Jang’s Entrelac Socks.  No pictures yet on my progress, but I’ve managed to learn how to cast on using the Middle-East Wrap method and am on my first color change.  I’m excited to see how far I get today, considering I still have four more hours of sitting here and a 13 hour flight ahead of me.  Certainly there should be pictures by the end of it all.  And just in case I do manage to knit two socks before the end of my journey, never fear!  For I have also packed some lace weight yarns to begin some shawls.

I’m mostly excited about India, even though I’ll be working 12 hr days, 7 days a week for who knows how long.  So keep your fingers crossed that the work runs smoothly so I can breeze through the days on the boat with no problems, knit to my heart’s content, and continue my journey to other foreign lands for my own personal adventures, eh!