I am so thrilled to be part of the "We" in "We do not have a knitting problem." When Irish Girlie suggested I contribute, I knew exactly what I wanted to post first. And at the time I hadn't even boarded the plane.
My recent trip to Italy has been in the planning for over a year and there were times when I was afraid it wasn't going to happen. And then it did.
A couple of weeks before departure I started panicking -- What to knit on the trip! It had to be pretty portable (duh!) and I was afraid of losing tiny needles either to security or just because of my own clumsiness. And even though I am a notoriously slow knitter, I have a great fear of being under yarned. And then I remembered Irish Girlie's Comfort Food pattern for fingerless gloves.
|IGK Comfort Food Fingerless Gloves in Neighborhood Fiber Company Studio Chunky|
I've decided that fingerless gloves in a larger yarn are the best travel project. So easy to take everywhere.
|Knitting on the Spanish Steps|
Our first stop was Rome where our hotel was located near the top of the Spanish Steps. No need to climb UP the steps, we just walked down and around town from there. Bonus!
|I honestly love this glorious green colorway|
We walked and walked around Rome and also spent a day at the Vatican.
|Swiss guards at the Vatican|
I was going to ask the guards to pose with my knitting, but decided against it.
|Saint Peter's Basilica|
|Outside view of Saint Peter's Basilica|
|Wine & Knitting|
|Not much progress|
|Meat and Cheese Plate (The wine was there, trust me)|
|Train rides are a great time to knit|
Craftsmanship both inspiring and intimidating. No CAD programs available in 1446 when construction started on the Duomo.
|Colosseum at Night|
|New knitting bag from Italy!|
Ahhhh, I miss you already Italy. Someday we will be together again.
To celebrate being part of the "We" in "We do not have a knitting problem," we're designating the Comfort Food pattern as "IGK Pattern of the Month." The pattern will be on sale for $4.75 the entire month of November 2014.