no, apparently, the magic number is 4

Posting from the road - from Dr. K's house in the BaYarea, to be precise...

And I thought I had managed to leave the house with a restrained number of projects (3 skeins of sock yarn is restraint, right?) Never mind that they total over 800 yards... which would take me over 5 days to knit, at my average speed.

What is it about us as knitters that we need to hoard extra yardage in the event of some knitting emergency? What is it about travel that brings out my paranoid side as it relates to yarn?

The facts are these:
* 5-day trip (including the travel days we need to get from civilization back up to our out-of-the-way little town). 

* Traveling to a major metropolitan area which is bristling with yarn stores.

* My sister-in-law even works at one which I haven't visited yet! (Two major incentives to put it on the agenda.)

So what do I do?
As the mere mention from the sample coordinator at Churchmouse that they could use a new sample of my CableBack gloves, I pounce!
... Generating this:


Yarn: Debbie Bliss Donegal Luxury Tweed (color 36008); 2 skeins, though I might be able to get them out of one.
Needles: US 6 (4.25 mm), Brittany birch DPNs
Pattern: 2nd Nature Design CableBack Gloves
[Available from Churchmouse Yarns & Teas by calling or e-mailing, or online at]

[Project also up on my Ravelry page (akabini).] 

We'll see if the plane flight home on Sunday is long enough for me to work up the left-hand glove in its entirety.