Saturday, May 30, 2009


When I'm getting ready to go on our annual beach vacation, I don't really stress about packing my family of 5. T-shirts, shorts, sunscreen, DVDs - we're good to go. There's a washer and dryer where we're staying, so really, I could just pack one day's worth of clothes for everyone, lots of detergent, and I'm done, right? Well ok, it's not quite that simple, but...

What I really stress about packing is my knitting.

We have all experienced the nightmare of arriving at our destination without the proper needles, stitch markers, or - gasp - enough yarn!

So here it is, the day before we leave, and I have yet to begin the family pack, but I'm staring at my KnitPacking, trying to decide what to bring.

Priority #1: Finish Rusted Root from in Rowan Calmer (maybe I can even wear it on the trip):

Priority #2: Cast on Blooming Cotton Scarf in Louisa Harding Albero (this photo doesn't do justice to my colors - the green is really a yellow-lime green):

Priority #3: Finish Nette in Habu Silk from last vacation:

Priorities 4 and 5: Cast on the Babydoll Cardigan in Alchemy Silk Purse or Ellen's Triple Treat Skirt in Louisa Harding Mulberry (we just got a shipment of 5 new colors, and I'm coveting the gunmetal grey - bottom photo):

Sure, this seems like a lot. But it's a 16-hour car ride, right? DH should have no problem logging those miles while I knit a full wardrobe...and I should have Rusted Root done by at least Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Maybe I will blog each day to show you my progress. But then again, it's the maybe not! Anyhow, I'll probably be too busy doing laundry.

- Shelley
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P.S. All of the projects shown are available in the store.
P.P.S. Happy 50th birthday, Ellen!


Blogger Ms Blondie Knits said...

You are so right about the time it takes to pack the knitting projects. Invariably, though, I forget something and just HAVE TO visit whatever local yarn shop is around!

June 2, 2009 at 9:14 AM  

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