Tomorrow afternoon we will hit the road, headed for vacation time with family. You can rest assured that I have my priorities straight. In packing, first things came first:
Here are the contents of my knitting bag, ready for at least 400 miles of fun. (The trip is 800 and if My Old Man and I split the driving equally, that means at least 6 hours of knit time for me). As you can see, I’m overly optimistic about how much of Cozy I can get done on the drive – I’ve put all the skeins of Mandalay in my bag because I can’t risk running out en route.
And in case I tire of Cozy, I’ve got my Simply Lovely Lace Sock (pattern in IK Spring 2006) ready to do back-up.
But I can’t leave for 2 1/2 weeks with only my knitting bag. So here is a little suitcase I’ve packed, with extra yarn, needles, and patterns. Believe me when I say I placed severe limits on myself in packing this. I’m only bringing 2 skeins of the Lamb’s Pride for the cardigan, when I really wanted to bring all 6 (but even I’m not that unrealistic). And I took out the three balls of Manos cotton that I thought I might make a Log Cabin square from. In addition to the Lamb’s Pride, I limited myself to the rest of the yarn for the Simply Lovely Lace Socks, the JaggerSpun Zepphyr for the Peace Shawl, the Lorna’s Laces Worsted, some Bernat Cottontots in case I decide Baby J needs one more little hat, and a skein of bamboo for a headband. Plus almost every needle I own. Do you think this will be enough?
And for those of you keeping a tally at home, here’s something you can add to the list of things I suck at: embroidery.