Wednesday, September 14, 2011

WIP Wednesday the Twentieth...

I failed in my mission to get the scarf done before we reached Ireland. I thought I would have time to knit on the plane ride over, because it was a 5 hour flight from LAX to Newark and then a 6 hour flight from Newark to Dublin, however, I didn't realize that plane seats in economy class could be so small! The last time I flew, it seemed like I had plenty of room to do what I wanted - read, write, draw, you name it - but this time we were packed so tightly together that my shoulder was smushed against my husbands, and the arm rests were digging into our hips. If I tried to knit anything, I would have ended up stabbing him.

However I was able to knit a bit while we were in Scotland. Most of the stuff we wanted to visit closed around 5 or 6pm, so we were usually back at the hotel by 8pm. As a result I did manage to get a couple of rows done:

My new plan is to have both this scarf and the Griffyndor one done by the time Winter rolls around. I believe this is an easy goal because 1) the wedding has come and gone so I don't have to worry about that stuff anymore and 2) Winter doesn't show up in Southern California until like January/February. 

Picture updates of our trip will be following later today. I meant to do them while we were actually on our trip, but most of the hotels we stayed at either didn't have internet, or, if they did, the internet refused to work with our computer. 


  1. I've never tried knitting on a plane, but I know that train seats tend to be fine for circular needles or DPNs, but using straight needles results in poking the stranger in the next seat ;) I imagine planes would be much worse though!

  2. I find that even crocheting on a plane is tough these days, so I can only imagine that knitting is impossible.

  3. I have the same problem with knitting on a plane. Being crushed in and the poor lighting on most planes makes me want to sleep the whole flight away, not knit. Hope that you had a fun trip!