My take along project while gone to Knitlab was a pair of socks, the makings of which are always in my bag, and the lovely Viajante.
I love knitting this. There are only two places to watch. The every second row decreases and the increases. The places where these things happen are at the same spot on every row so it is remarkably easy to keep track.
I am very pleased at the way these strong colours are working up. These colours preclude a lot of lacy patterning. The colours are strong enough to hide any pattern you might want to knit but in a pattern like this, where shape and form and function are the king, the colours are really just splendid.
It is a lovely thing to work on as so many of Martina Behm's patterns are. They are simple, and yet, it isn't something you can knit in your sleep.
It is the perfect thing for travel knitting that isn't a sock.