Thursday, June 29, 2006

Portable Knitting

Here is a bit of 'waiting room knitting' I did this week. Small projects like this pair of baby socks can fit in a pocket or handbag and are great for those times when you're waiting. Most appointments give plenty of knitting time, but I've managed to knit a bit in places you wouldn't normally expect, like standing in line at the bank, the dry cleaners, the cable company or the pharmacy.

This kind of public knitting seems to invite comment too. The most common is, "Is that knitting?" which can be a great conversation starter.

The free pattern for these socks can be found here. This pair knitted in Patons Classic Merino Wool, but any worsted weight yarn will do.


mf said...

very cute!

Diane said...

You're right knitting in public is a great conversation starter.

FinnyKnits said...

Ooh -- cute! I need to make approximately one hundred socks for all my prolific friends.