Okay, remind me not to make promises about my productivity on long flights! (Although I got four movies in?) Both our domestic flights ended up being late, so we didn’t actually get home till 4am. Rare are the days I’ve been so grateful to be able to work from home! The Boy was a superchamp, since he had a presentation to give today at work as well. Thank goodness the weekend is soon!
As expected, I did not finish my travel socks, although I did work on them a little while flying. When we left Auckland, this was their state:
Not bad, although I’m not sure how I feel about the short-row heel. (Boj, when you say your socks aren’t super-comfy, what kind of heel are you using? I hate top-down socks, but I love their heel flap: it just makes the sock hug your foot so much better.) Of course, now that I’m back, they’ve been back-burnered in favour of some fast-approaching baby knitting deadlines, so once again, who knows when they’ll be finished!
Okay, bought yarn. First of all, can i say that everyone’s guesses made me feel that I really should have been buying more yarn?! This is what I ended up cramming into my (carry-on sized!) backpack at the end of our trip:
The total — which I couldn’t believe when I first added it all up; I triple-checked! — is 1111g. Seriously. And no, I did not rig anything. I did the adding up as we were packing our bags for the airport. So, the closest guess was Maria’s, at 900g! (Although I’d like to point out that only 100g of my yarn is sock yarn…) Congrats! I shall ask you for details about your hat the next time I see you :)
In terms of fibre content, the above pile is a healthy mix of merino wool, possum fur, alpaca, angora rabbit, silk, and a smidge of bamboo. Everything but the silk and bamboo (which didn’t specify) were both raised and processed in New Zealand. You might not think that was particularly special, but you’d be surprised how many of the yarns I came across were New Zealand fibre/fleece, processed in other countries (usually China for wool and Peru for alpaca).