Tuesday, August 10, 2010

How to forget you're on an airplane

So I hate flying. Like with a passion.

My favorite line from Titanic is:
"But this ship can't sink!"
"She is made of iron, sir. I assure you, she can."

That is what I think about every time I fly.
"But the plane can't crash!"
"It is a steal tube 30,000 feet in the air. I assure you, it can."

It probably doesn't help that I could see the Sully plane floating down the Hudson River from my office window. I'm not sure what I would have done had I actually seen it crash.

Anyway, back to knitting. So I flew to and from Minnesota this past weekend, and the only thing that kept me from escaping via an inflatable slide was my latest project.

Veronik Avery's "Lace Ribbon Scarf".

I had bookmarked this pattern ages ago, and was recently "raveling" those bookmarks and came across it. The lace pattern is tricky but very repetitive, so once I did a few rows I was able to remember it and take the project "on the road". This will be this year's "Red Scarf", for the Orphan Foundation of America. I'm actually going to host a party for all my knitter friends to encourage them to start and/or finish their Red Scarves.