1: What's on needles that has to be finished before travel?
2: What can accompany me for 24 hours? Needle size, and bulk of yarn.
3: What do I need to start and complete to make my stay in the snow (and rain) pleasant? After all, wool is the answer!
1: On needles was the patterned (fair isle) pullover for my granddaughter.
On needles I had a light weight cardigan that is intended for me.
On needles a few projects that will be taught in a class within a week after return from my trip. Needed to knit enough to know what I need to know, if you know what I mean, so teddy bear was started, not without problems.
On needles, other things that are in such ancient history that they are non-issues.
2: What to bring? I have socks on needles... the most portable of projects and always worked in the past.
3: I need leg warmers. Silly things... I have wanted them for three years... every time I get to Norway, I wish I had some. Two weeks ago I remembered BEFORE I got to Norway. I found the perfect yarn (Mochi Plus) in the yummiest of colors and thought, "I have time." so I cast on. The leg warmers are finished (yesterday) but now I HAVE to have a matching hat...
Polaris shawl. What possessed me? I had to try to right the wrong of my poor cast one, so December 30th, I cast on--again. I love that pattern, I love the beads... I have a real problem ignoring it when I have other things that "seem" more pressing.
Lest you think I'm relaxing by packing, staying busy with concerts, teaching, and rehearsals, you would be wrong... Today I cast on (errrr, re-cast on) a hat that was finished before Christmas for my hubby. I had to admit, it looked BAAAAD, hopefully because it's too big. I'm making a smaller version, and since it's chunky yarn it won't take "THAT" long. Oh, and I also cast on (after 2 inches of hubby's hat) the matching hat for me. I might need it next Tuesday!
I cast on for a vest from "Not Just Socks" and it will accompany me on my 24 hour journey. But it's 6 days away... anything can happen. I love being "realistic"...