Friday, January 16, 2015

And Meanwhile.....

My husband and I went to the island of Maui over Christmas Winter Break.

It was lovely!  We went last year; we snorkeled.  I got both ear and sinus infections, and felt awful the last three or four days of our stay in Maui LAST year.

This year?  I kept my head out of the ocean and it was perfect!  I came home infection free, and got to enjoy ALL of our stay!

We did so much I don't know where to begin, so I will start with why I started this blog -- KNITTING!

A very good friend of mine gifted me a project bag with a skein of Malabrigo Sock yarn.

Being a coworker, she knows the stresses I've had at work and knows how much I love Malabrigo Sock yarn.

I knit these lovely socks last year, but found Malabrigo Sock Yarn doesn't hold up well as socks in my house.

So, the weekend before we flew out of Alaska, I found Rondalay pattern made for Malabrigo sock yarn.

It is made out of three 1/2 circles.  I should have swatched, as my finished scarf is turning about to be about the size of only two of the half circles.  If it isn't big enough to act as a scarf I might have to reknit..... :-(

First half circle of Rondalay and super cute "pretty cheap project bag"

Not only is it is a pattern made for this yarn, it is touted as a quick knit.  I knit that far on our flight from Anchorage to Maui.

I continued knitting in the mornings in our rented condo, (the first day it rained very hard, we watched a movie and I got to knit!).

Staying in a one bedroom condo was wonderful.  Far better than a hotel room where the kitchen, living room, and bedroom are one room!  It was nice sitting on a couch watching a movie while knitting and enjoying tropical drinks, even if it was raining cats and dogs outside!

Our flight home found me on the third half circle.  The flight out was in the afternoon, I was tired, and I ended up doing more sleeping than knitting.

Based on the fact I knit the first 3rd on our flight, I would say one could knit this in 15-20 hours.  Other than the YO rows, it is mindless knit stitch.

I am binding off, so pictures soon of completed project.


Caffeine Girl said...

Lucky you. We spent a week in Maui one January and we had the best time. It is so gorgeous!

I love the scarf and have already queued it!

Fiber Jewels said...

Thank you! Make sure you do a swatch. Finished it this morning, it barely wraps around my neck twice. I have a huge stash of Malabrigo Sock Yarn, so I'll be knitting more; with a larger needle!!!!