Feeling the need to prove that I don't wear my socks until they turn green, I'm posting the type of project I work on while traveling. Here to the left you see before you the best self-defense mechanism I've ever developed. I started knitting socks a few years ago after sitting and freezing at countless "Spring" softball, lacrosse, track and whatever meets. Spring in the Midwest can be warm and sunny and happy or drizzling and bone chilling cold. Knitting socks gave my hands something to do while sitting in those cold metal bleachers cheering on my children's sports teams AND when I got too cold, I could put my hands inside the partially knit sock, depending on my progress. Great incentive to knit FAST. This is a pair I started when I traveled to Colorado and finished during one of the many car trips I've had since. I only knit when I'm not driving, just so you don't worry about that. "Look at that crazy woman, shifting three lanes AND knitting too!"
The yarn is a wonderful new discovery I found called Sea Wool. It is a 70/30 blend of merino wool and seaweed, nice and soft and springy. The pattern is called Cascading Leaves.
Right now I'm working with a purple of the same type of yarn and developing a pattern of my own, because the color reminds me of luscious blackberries.