What kind of person brings white linen knitting on a camping trip? Yes, it’s me.
I had just finished the white linen top, and I didn’t love it. I wanted minimal shaping, so I designed it with two simple rectangles. It turned out boxier than I wanted it to be, which meant that I needed to rip it back down to the beginning of the armholes, and add armhole shaping. That meant re-knitting 1/3 of the FO, ouch!
This new design had an impending date with the tech editor, just a few days away. So white linen and camping? Game on!
I did get it finished, and I love it. The shoulder/armhole shaping made a big difference. Pattern coming soon.
I’m currently knitting one more sample at a slightly tighter gauge, but the pattern is done and tech edited already. It just needs final measurements from the second sample; I’m almost done with the second half of it. This is a really quick knit in Aran weight Kestrel from Quince & Co.
Camping was lovely, too. We were at Lost Lake in the Mt. Hood National Forest to celebrate a friend’s birthday.
We had a little help with the cake!
If a tree falls in a forest…
It was great to get away for a few days. No cell service, but my iPhone camera was handy!
And my feet were toasty warm in my Concentric Bed Socks.
I don’t have any big vacation plans this summer, just little jaunts close to home. But that’s not a bad thing. I was over in Sisters a few weeks ago for another friend’s birthday. That trip included karaoke, an incredible hailstorm, and a sailboat’s maiden voyage.
Here’s to good times with good friends! And linen. Definitely linen.
What are you up to this summer?