Inadvertently, my holiday knitting has been a perfect choice. I decided to knit Heidi Kirramaier's Windward scarf from some mustard coloured Wollmeise yarn I acquired from a friend.
The pattern relies on different textures for its effects - garter stitch, stocking stitch and reverse stocking stitch shapes pieced together asymmetrically. Both the colour and the mixture of textures seemed to echo the mats, floors* and walls of the bahay kubo where I've been staying.
Knitting this scarf has the same kind of appeal as knitting a Baby Surprise Jacket. For some time you don't know just how the pieces are going to fit together as you knit at different angles and around corners. It's been an excellent project for travelling. It's had just enough interest to keep me knitting, but it can be stopped and started and knitted in company as needed. Most satisfying.
* Yes, Ingrid - to answer your comment on my previous post - the floors do bounce a little as you walk on them. It's one of the things I enjoy; along with the shower water going straight through the gaps in the slatted floor to water the dense vegetation beneath the house.