Getting ready for a trip is just horrid. The worst part is I think I am having sympathy nesting for my sister who reached her due date yesterday. Normally before a trip, I'll straighten up my house. Keep in mind I'm not a neat-freak. My house is always picked up but I don't do the real deep cleaning on a regular basis. So, I've spent that last 3 days cleaning the heck out of my house. We're talking on my hands and knees with a toothbrush cleaning the grout in my shower and on the floor. I've got 3 more rooms to do and then I'm done. It will be nice to come home to a clean house.
On the knitting front, I finished the back of the the Janda hoodie:
I'm also trying to come up with some projects for my trip. I did start a pair of socks using my yarn from Handpainted Knits but I'm not sure if I like them in the worsted weight. You lose a lot of the detail in the thicker yarn. I'm just at a loss as to what to do with this yarn. It's so soft and yummy but I don't have enough to make a sweater and I bought the last 4 hanks. One thing I do have to say though is that the colors are nothing like on their website and I think it's just how they took the pictures. I didn't realize it had any pink in it. I thought it was mostly browns, tans and creams. Oh well. It's still a yummy yarn:
And here are the beginnings of the socks:
I want to bring something with a simple stitch patterns with me. I'll bring the laptop cozy with me and probably the socks. I'm sure I'll hit a yarn store in Chicago and pick up a new project. :) I could bring the feather and fan shawl with me but the stitch pattern is too complicated. I want something I can do on the plane without needing a pattern in front of me. Oh well. It's the least of my worries at the moment. :)
I'm not sure if I'll be able to post before I leave so everyone have a great weekend. I'm sure I'll post while I'm there as I'll have hubby's laptop and cable internet at my dad's place.