The biggest decision I have ever had to make is what knitting projects to bring on a week long trip to Brazil. Just kidding, but I’m not going to lie, it was a tough decision. There are just so many great things to knit out there in the big wide world of Ravelry! So after weeks of contemplation (I know, I’m dramatic), I decided to bring a pair of socks and a top.
I brought a beautiful skein of MadelineTosh Twist Light in Nighthawk to make the Speckled Space Socks by Amanda Stephens. I worked on sock #1 on my way to Rio de Janeiro, and ended up finishing it while I was there! It’s a great pattern and I’m currently working on the second one. The socks are knit toe-up with a really fun and visually appealing stitch pattern. I am really liking the toe-up construction lately, although can I just say that the first row after the cast-on is insanely tight & tough to do?!
The other project I brought was a design I’ve been working on – a top-down ombre sweater with lace introduced at the bottom. I don’t have an updated photo of this top, as I’m about to bind-off & weave in ends, but here are two pictures from the process.
So now I will just show you pictures from my amazing trip to visit my dear knitting friend Lorraine! My adventures included lying on the beach at Ipanema, visiting the Jardim Botânico (Botanical Gardens), Pão de Açúcar (Sugarloaf Mountain), and visiting the Escadaria Selaron (Selaron Steps). I also wore my Beach Tank by Jess Schreibstein and my Cancun Boxy Lace Top by Erin Kate Archer while I was there!