I hope to buy some yarn that I can't normally find in Amsterdam. And, of course, I'm taking a workshop, which I've never done. I'm learning "brioche" with Nancy Merchant. I wrote about it here linking it all over the place, so I won't do that now. But there will be celebrity guests, one of whom is Debbie Stoller. I might pick up her new book especially for men if I can get it at a decent price signed. If not, I'll just get it later.
In terms of what I will knit on the train, I think I might take the sweater I've been working on, which is pictured below. I've only got about seven inches done, so it's still a manageable size for the train.
It's an Elizabeth Zimmerman design. Completely in the round with no seams - it's that any-size, any-yarn, lots of math sweater. And I decided to do the garter stitch border at the bottom and on the cuffs of the sleeves like she suggested. When I knit the same sweater for Fred (out of a completely different yarn, and it took me about three years because I kept ripping it out and starting over - until I decided to use this design. I finally finished, but I haven't given it to him because it's a surprise.) Anyway, when I knit it for him, I did ribbing on the bottom and cuffs because I knew he wouldn't go for the garter stitch, which EZ swears by. I'm much more chill about that and I wanted to see what it looked like.
This sweater popped into my head one night during choir - inspired by the first wearing of my gloves - could I link to the gloves more often? The sweater I saw while singing was more of a chocolate brown, but this is a very nice yarn. Not really as red as in the pictures. After I bought it, I rode by Sally's house and showed it to her, and she cooed over the color. It's a nice yarn, very tweedy. It'll be warm and light. I hope that it's done before this winter is over - he says in early November.
I'm really excited about the day. It'll be nice to be out of the house and in a place where I can buy a lot of nice yarn. (Nice, too, to have free reign to yarn shop.) Plus, I'm taking that class. I'm not crazy about Rotterdam, but I haven't been there in a while. I should take the camera, huh?