Sunday, August 17, 2008

No knitting for a week...

... a mega busy work trip meant no progress was made on my travel project, but at least I kept hold of it this time! This is the sock yesterday in the same state as last Sunday morning when I headed off to Oslo again.

Do you see the great addition to my sock travel kit? These WIP tubes from Knit'n'Caboodle make excellent protection for my beloved Harmony DPNs.

I did get a dose of craft in the week when I squeezed in a quick stop at the wonderful Museum of Applied Art. In line with the trip theme of no knitting the textile collection was mostly under wraps as they rearranged a whole floor, still worth a visit though to see a beautiful range of works that prove that craft is art.

So I'm off to create some more art. I should be wielding a darning needle as I have two cardis for seaming as I managed to finish up the pieces of Iris before I went on my travels but I'm comfy on the sofa watching the Olympics so I think I'll stick with the simple sock and make up for lost knitting time.
Thank you all for your comments and votes on Verity - an 80% majority has swayed me to keep her for myself. Cheers my dears :o)

10 comments:

Rose Red said...

Love those WIP tubes - I've got one too but think I need more (although, really, I shouldn't have more than 1 pr of socks on the sticks, should I??!!)

Know how you feel re work interfering with the knitting - it's just wrong!

Bells said...

i have those tubes too - given to me by RoseRed, actually! They are genius.

You sound sooo busy. But good work on planning to get the seaming done. It's so worth it!

Marianne said...

Those WIP tubes, or should be they called 'SIP tubes'? Socks In Progress...?
I saw one up close and personal the other night at knitnight, gotta get me a couple of those!
Glad you're back home and knitting!

Mrs J said...

The WIP tubes are ace! I have at least 4! .... well they work for mitts as well!

Mrs J said...

The WIP tubes are ace! I have at least 4! .... well they work for mitts as well!

raining sheep said...

Those tubes are great. I have a bunch of those as well. Mostly I use them to store my dpns. I am jealous you went to Oslo. Would love to visit there one day.

Lin said...

Now if I used DPN's I would like those tubes too! Shame about the no knitting. I went away without mine so had to get an emergency fix in a yarn store!!

Kath said...

Magic loop has replaced dpns for me but if it hadn't those tubes would be on the wish list! I wonder if you could improvise using a couple of Smartie tubes - shame you'd have to eat the Smarties to find out though!! Love Verity - tres chic and lovely colout too!

PrincessPea said...

I've seen the tubes before, and always wondered if they were as good as they looked. Your post, and others' comments, have persuaded me to look out for some!

Enjoy the rest of the Olympics!

Charity said...

That WIP tube is wonderful! Hang in there, the business has to slow down eventually! :0)

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