Ok I leave for Vail in what… like less than 5 hours… and I’m in a serious serious dilemma. I don’t know what to bring with me to knit. I have no clue… and I’m freaking out and just packing everything. I’ll have at least 3 hours worth of plane/airport time each way to knit during, several long carrides (although the scenery may be more interesting then the knitting), several nights in a condo by a fire recovering from a long day of skiing. So that adds up to lots of knitting time…. And a lot of different knitting situations….But I’m not working on anything big and mindless right now which would be perfect for a trip like this. Bad planning. I know.
So tell me if this sounds like an insane amount of yarn and projects to bring for a 5 day trip:
Adamas shawl – requires 2 balls of yarn (perfect plane knitting when I want something to occupy my mind)
Cable knit bag – requires 2 balls of yarn (I want to experiment with these and this might be a good time to play with cables and figure out what I’m doing when I get bored of Adamas)
One skein wonder shrug – requires 1 ball of cotton fleece. I’ve wanted to work on this for awhile and this is going to be a good opportunity….
Random wool for a felted bag (perfect idiot knitting – I can start one of these puppies on the plane and have a good mindless project for when I get home from skiing and am tired and distracted) – this requires about 5 balls of wool so I have options for stripes.
It adds up to around 10 balls of yarn… plus my denise kit plus 1 knitting book. For 5 days. That sounds insane. It all fits neatly into a little carry on bag though… well maybe it’s not such a little bag… but it’s not like yarn is heavy.
What’s insane is this conversation that actually happened last night:
Me "seriously I don’t know what to knit on this trip. I think I’m bringing an insane amount of yarn"
Matt not really paying attention to me "there’s a ton of room around these boots in the boots bag…"
Me "Ohmygosh you’re right! I could totally put yarn in there!"
Matt… blank… stare… then… "seek help."
Apparently that’s not what he meant. Apparently I have lost my mind.