I've chosen my travel projects. I've got a ball of Opal and the pattern for Pomatomus. In my head I carry the basic sock pattern. Anything goes. I also wound up two balls of silk in my Verdigris colorway. 400 yds are plenty to start a shawl, if I need more (like I'll get THAT far), it'll have to wait until I get back. I'm still thinking the Adagio shawl. As I wound the balls, (you know that you can NOT wind silk into a decent ball on a ball winder, right?) I used the sewn method of the Russain join to eliminate all the tied ends in each skein. Perfect. One continuous strand of yarn. I'll Russian join the yarn from each skein to the next as I change them, too. All it took was a large sewing needle. What a great, simple method. I worried over it up and until I did the first one.
That's it for now. See you along the way.