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.