So, I'm usually a pretty darn good packer. In fact, it's a joke between Brett and I that it's not truly a "packing moment" unless he informs me that there's no way we're going to be able to take "all that stuff" and I....prove him wrong. EVERY time. That is, until last night. And even, now, at 5:50 am, an hour before we're to drive to Belfast, I'm still wracking my brain to figure out how to get it all in. Because, darn it, I've minimized the clothing I'm bringing, re-thought every piece of clothing I'm bringing for Hazel, and STILL don't have room for all the knitting I want to bring.
Now, for those of you who know me and my knitting, you're probably thinking, "Well, if you wouldn't bring every piece of knitting you own...every needle, all your yarn, and patterns...you'd have more than enough room."
I actually have very little going with me. A project for the plane...Hazel's new skirt that I'm designing as it's on circulars...no pattern (as it's in my head) and on unthreatening circulars (I hope, please oh, please, let me on the plane with them). My Boye interchangeables...I "don't need" all my needles, however, I do actually feel a sense of loss for my needles...I feel like I'm chosing to take one kid on vacation (the interchangeables) while the others have to sit at home and do homework...*sniff*. My accessories bag...all the little knicknacs I need like my measuring tape, darning needles, cable needles, etc. because they ARE necessary to function as a knitter. And last, but not least, the scarf I've been working on for my fabulous Daddy for 2 1/2 years. I'm determined to get that bad boy done before Christmas, as he's been patiently waiting for it. Plus, I'm to the point in my knitting skills that I don't need a pattern for it any longer, so it'll be a good project for in the car. Provided I can find more of the yarn. I know there's another skein of it in the lock-up over there, but it would be so much easier if Wal-mart just stocked the stuff. Here's to hoping.
So, see! I'm not being that high maintenence of a knitter. Especially since I'm going to be gone for 3 weeks. THREE WEEKS!!!!! Do you even understand what that means???!!!!??? That means, I'll have Hazel's skirt very close if not completely finished by the end of the 8 hour plane ride. So when I get to Indiana, I'll only have Dad's scarf to do. Provided we remidy the yarn issue (see above). But that's not the only projects I have going that need to be completed.
I've got to finish the objects I was going to make Adam for his birthday. But there's no room. Really, no room. I look at the beautiful UFO's sitting in my knitting basket and all I can think of it....