of course you know that no cross-country trip would ever be attempted without some sort of craft tagging along. thankfully, knitting travels well and provides plenty of opportunity to pass the time on the plane and in various stolen moments off of the strip.
the spring beret by natalie larson (available as a ravelry download) was just the thing to bring. begun just after take-off and bound off before you can say "all-you-can-eat buffet," it came in quite handy when the sun went to sleep and its warmth deserted the desert. made with malabrigo worsted, it feels and looks springy. it is just the right amount of warmth for a little chill and looks forward to the coming season like the crocus. no modifications were made to the original pattern, although personal gauge might have made my version a bit smaller.