Because after finishing off such a big dark project it was time for something small and bright!
Yarn is Socks that Rock medium weight in Colour: Pride.
Pattern is Shelves upon Shelves by Erica Lueder. Had a look at quite a few patterns and think this will work well with the yarn.
Cast on with 2.75mm needles and got this far:
Before checking it for fit and tension. It's a little loose on the leg and it is 6.5 st to an inch instead of 8 so I'm frogging and restarting on 2.5mm needles. Once I'm happy with the fit I'll be packing them up to take with me on my trip :-)