Whenever I go on a trip I like to take a bit of knitting with me. The perfect plane knitting project involves something:
1) small enough to fit in my carry-on
2) that is complicated enough to keep my attention
3) AND not so difficult that I have to bring along a reference book
This fits the bill perfectly. It's another completed square for the Lizard Ridge Afghan. I did half of this on the way to Palm Springs and the other half on the way back. It had me concentrating enough that I could almost completely block out the 2 men sitting across the aisle from each other in front of me who were loudly discussing the next million dollar sports car they each planned to buy.... and how the latest shade of red on the new corvette was clearly superior to the orange undertone of last year's red.
For the next square I am going to jump into a pool of muted gray/blue and yellow/brown.
One of the most enjoyable aspects of this project is getting to see how each colorway of the yarn stripes. I have not selected my colors based on an overall color scheme. That would require too much thinking. I am just plucking them off the shelf based on how much they appeal to me. I will follow that same principle when I lay them all out and decide which square should go next to which in the assembly process. Unless I decide at the last minute to pull out the color wheel and go with the split-complementary color scheme.