I know I’m not the only daft knitter who does this.
Upcoming: 72 hours of travel through two time zones to attend a meeting in the desert, then turn around and fly back East.
What will I obsess over most before I leave?
What knitting to take, of course.
With my current project too close to completion, it’s a recurrence of startitis.
Key considerations: A one-skein project that involves minimal tools, little swatching and nearly mindless instructions. Because I have some sense, a pattern that I already own. And a combo I can package easily this evening while packing the other stuff. You know, clothes, makeup ~ things muggles consider necessities … before my wake-up in the owl-hours to catch my flight.
Sometimes I will spend days thinking this over.
I don’t have the luxury of time now.
But the answer is incredibly simple: Knitspot’s Plain Jhaynes mitts with Spirit Trail Fiberworks Nona in Seaweed left over from my Phoenix Rising. It’s a perfect use for laceweight remnants, and since the yarn just happens to be (ahem) in a basket on the coffee table, we can check that off. Oh – and I have a skein of BrooklynTweed Loft and Pei within easy reach, too, so I can finally write some kind of a review. Loft in the colorway Barn Owl, to boot. Or hoot.
Check and check.
Season 2 of Downton Abbey is loaded on the iPad. A defensive measure for the one (long) flight where I appear to be stuck in a middle seat (gulp!).
Now to the rest of that packing list …