Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Yarn on Vacation

The most important question a knitter must answer when going on vacation isn't where to go or what shoes to bring; it's what project (s) to pack. Which brings me to this week's SP12 question -

What is your favorite type of project to take along on holiday? If you'd like to share a little extra...Tell us about a time that you packed too much knitting or were stranded without your knitting

I always pack more than can actually knit during a trip, just in case. I always pack several projects so that if I get bored with one or something goes wrong with it, I have another option. This is because of a bad experience early on in my knitting career. I was making a scarf for my mother out of a lovely, soft wool tweed. I started off well enough but then realized the needles were the wrong size. I was faced with either knitting knowing I would have to frog or just sitting in the car and looking out the window.

I try to knit at least a little bit on every project I bring with me to justify having brought them all.


Danielle said...

When packing I do the same thing! However, I've never thought to do a little on each one. That's a great idea! ;)

alice said...

When you are packing for your next trip to Wisconsin, don't forget to pack an extra project for the starter knitter :)! The pressure is on to find the right project to hook her (me) into a life of obsessive knitting...I spend a lot of car time in my life, it's beginning to sound like the answer to productivity on many long drives!

Can't wait to see you there cuz'

monica said...

I like to pack a few different ones, usually always socks though since they don't take up much room. Have a great trip

Bobbi said...

I love the fact that you knit a bit on each project in order to justify that they travelled with you! Cracked me up!!