I've been working on the Clapotis and the Jaywalkers as much as possible. It is so hard to photograph the colors in this yarn! You either get this (flash outside - way too bright) or (no flash outside). The Jaywalkers pattern is so easy to remember, but looks more complicated (at least to non-knitters). I'm enjoying the Magic Loop and may try to do it for two socks next time. I can't decide if these are going to be for me or my mother. Guess we'll have to see if she likes them or not. Her feet are a bit smaller than mine, but not too much.
Apparently, she wore her last pair to the Gyn for her annual. As she's on the table with her feet in the stirrups her Gyn asked if she'd knit her socks. A discussion of my knitting hobby followed and my mom could just picture her staring at the socks. (She commented that the "stitches were so even!") She's a knitter as well, but I think mom said she does afghans. Maybe mom needs a new pair for Christmas to wear for her next appointment.
The Clapotis is coming along fine. I'm trying to do one section each night (the reward is getting to drop the stitch!) The Jaywalker is my "grab a few minutes" knitting during the day. I'm trying to decide what to take on the trip this weekend. I'm worried about having trouble taking my needles, so I may take the Jaywalker off the #1 circular and move to bamboo dpns. I'm planning to pack a SASE in case they won't let me take something on. Keep your fingers crossed! I know they're supposed to let you, but I haven't flown out of KCI for a very long time (15 years or so.)