Here are the contents of my knitting bag, ready for at least 400 miles of fun. (The trip is 800 and if My Old Man and I split the driving equally, that means at least 6 hours of knit time for me). As you can see, I'm overly optimistic about how much of Cozy I can get done on the drive - I've put all the skeins of Mandalay in my bag because I can't risk running out en route.
And in case I tire of Cozy, I've got my Simply Lovely Lace Sock (pattern in IK Spring 2006) ready to do back-up.
But I can't leave for 2 1/2 weeks with only my knitting bag. So here is a little suitcase I've packed, with extra yarn, needles, and patterns. Believe me when I say I placed severe limits on myself in packing this. I'm only bringing 2 skeins of the Lamb's Pride for the cardigan, when I really wanted to bring all 6 (but even I'm not that unrealistic). And I took out the three balls of Manos cotton that I thought I might make a Log Cabin square from. In addition to the Lamb's Pride, I limited myself to the rest of the yarn for the Simply Lovely Lace Socks, the JaggerSpun Zepphyr for the Peace Shawl, the Lorna's Laces Worsted, some Bernat Cottontots in case I decide Baby J needs one more little hat, and a skein of bamboo for a headband. Plus almost every needle I own. Do you think this will be enough?
And for those of you keeping a tally at home, here's something you can add to the list of things I suck at: embroidery.
Here's my Wee Wonderful bear. It only took me a day to put him (her?) together. But it took me a week to get the face on, and the eyes are all wonky and I'm going to have to take the nose off and reattach it along with at least one eye. Am hoping Baby J doesn't mind too much. My boys are crazy about him/her. I have all the pieces cut out to make them each a cat, which I had hoped to do before we left tomorrow. Think I'll stay up and do it?