So, this is the state of affairs to date. In the center are the two pairs of socks I knit in Australia (well, I finished the second brown/purple/gold one on the plane and in California), below them the wonderful Koigu's, knitted on 3mm bamboo dpns. I tore through these, because the yarn was so wonderful to work with, and the pattern, from Sensational Knitted Socks, (the Baby Cable Rib), was a dream to knit.
And then there are the yarns, needles and other books I've picked up since I got here. Keep in mind that when you see one skein, there are actually two of most, since that's what it takes to knit socks. The dark turquoisy-blue at the top middle is Wool of the Andes from KnitPicks, and there are 11 skeins of that for a sweater. The lighter turquoise sock on the needles at top left is giving me fits. First toe-up sock, and the wraps for the toe and heel are NOT fun. I think I'll stick to cuff-down from now on. That's Crystal Palace's Panda Wool, a blend of wool, bamboo fiber and nylon, and what a dream to knit.
So, I've declared a moratorium on yarn-buying for the rest of this trip. The damage to my credit card is enough, already! (Oh, except for the yarns I bought in Australia on the Internet yesterday...uh-oh!) Good thing I brought an empty suitcase, to carry home my booty...
We're off to SoCal this evening for the weekend, to visit family, then back here for a couple of days before returning to Oz on Wednesday night. At least I'll have something to do on the plane!