Hitchhiking Through Oregon

I’m halfway through my October travel…100% of the way through my travel knitting!  My latest Hitchhiker is done!  It’s rainbow-ish and stripey so naturally, I love it!  (The yarn is JoJoland Rhythm Superwash)

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The pattern, of course, is Hitchhiker by Martina Behm.  The best pattern ever, especially for traveling!  I have proof:

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Ta-da!  I think baby socks might be next on the travel knitting agenda?!?!

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Needle Review + New Project

I’ve been so good lately, ignoring all the new pretty yarns I’ve brought home recently and staying focused on my deadline projects! After a productive weekend, I thought I deserved a reward for all that hard work!  Add to the equation a new set of Addi Rockets that I just got and a new project was bound to happen!  There’s only so much temptation I can resist!

I’ve been an huge Addi Turbo lover since the day I discovered ‘Knit Faster with the Amazing Addi Turbo’ isn’t just a marketing gimmick!  I really do knit faster with the Addi Turbos!  That’s pretty amazing to me!  I’ve been very interested in the Addi Rockets since they were released but couldn’t justify buying more needles.  I’ve got plenty.  It’s not like I need to be working on more projects at once.

A Jimmy Beans sale + a 15% off coupon made it a deal too good to pass up!  I am now the proud owner of 3 pairs of Addi Rockets.  They sat on the desk for a nearly 100 hours before I gave in to their shiny newness!  And now…I don’t want to knit with anything else ever again!  IMG_2551

The needle on the top is the Turbo, the needle on the bottom is the Rocket.  The Rocket tip is slightly longer and pointier!  I’ve never been a fan of the Addi Lace because the tips are brass.  The brass isn’t as slick and my sweaty hands react poorly with it.  The Rockets have the classic nickel plating making them the perfect Lace-Turbo hybrid!  I absolutely love my new Rockets!!

And, as if it was even possible, I knit even faster with the Rockets than the Turbos!  Amazing!  I love my Addi needles.  (Now if we could just get them to make an interchangeable set with a smooth join but that’s a rant for a different day!  I’m quite happy with my fixed circulars anyway!)   I give the Rockets two very enthusiastic thumbs up!!  I definitely suggest trying them out…you’ll probably knit faster too!

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Now for the new project…I wanted to go Hitchhiker because I need a good on-the-go project and nothing is better than Hitchhiking but I wanted to spice things up a bit so I decided to give seed stitch a try instead of the standard garter stitch!  I’m pleased as punch!  It’s just as easy to knit so it’s still a terrific travel project and the texture has me tickled!

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My only problem now is getting back to that deadline knitting, I’m finding my Hitchhiker modification and my fancy new needles hard to put down!