May 09, 2016: travel knitting ~ click here to comment May 09, 2016 13:29

Happy #TCJMonday

I have been away for the last two weeks and I feel like I am in a bit of a fog and under a mound of laundry! I find it's always an odd feeling coming back to reality; at least I am coming back to you guys and this knitting life I can call my business!

Speaking of knitting, I brought way too much on my vacation; I don't know about you but I always over pack yarn.  I thought I was being reasonable when I packed three shawl projects: one of my designs; another test knit & tech edit for my mom; and lastly Waiting For Rain by Sylvia Bo Bilvia. 

Waiting For Rain

On the flight to Florida I got through 1/3 of the test knit out of Rowan Felted Tweed. 

It is hard to see what this image is, but if you look close, it is the view of the window next to me covered in lint; four hours of knitting aftermath!

window view of lint

When I arrived at our destination I switched to Waiting For Rain knit out of Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in Moonstone.  Waiting For Rain was a good choice for less thinking, more relaxing and just when I had enough of garter st, there was a lace insert! Brilliant. 

Waiting for Rain

Over the two weeks I plugged away at Waiting for Rain, not touching the other two projects.  I knit maybe zero to twenty minutes a day; too exhausted at night, too busy during the day to think about knitting.  I suppose I truly got a break from work!

On the flight home, I zipped through a couple more sections of Waiting For Rain, again not thinking about the other two projects.  Now I am determined to finish all three; how many started projects do I have?  Ugggg let's not count!

Anyone going on a vacation and thinking about which project(s) to bring?  How many do you typically pack?