I'm leaving soon, for my long weekend with Anemone, and I still haven't quite decided what knitting to bring. I definitely don't want to bring work knitting, because I don't want to risk losing the paper that I write the pattern on as I knit it. I don't want to bring something too boring, and I don't want to bring something too complicated. I need something small, so it will fit in my purse easily, but not so small that I'll finish it an run out of knitting to do.
I always realize that the knitting is the part of a trip that stresses me out the most, but I'm never actually prepared for it when it happens. I haven't packed clothes yet either, but that's not stressing me out at all (part of that may be due to the fact that I still only own one pair of jeans, so there's not really much to stress over).
To be fair, I've gotten burned by travel knitting before. I've run out, or I got cross with a project, or I ended up only having a beaded lace stole to work on while watching scary movies in the dark and drinking wine (um, just don't ask how that ended).
Part of it too is that travel is fun, and feels like a fantastic opportunity to start a new project for the trip. I'm not letting myself do that this time because I have an awful lot of WIPs right now, and I feel bad enough about letting those ones languish without adding to their number. It feels like I haven't started a new project in forever, which is totally ridiculous, since in the last month alone I started and finished six whole projects (there's just a few you haven't seen, including Top Sekrit). So clearly I need to get a hold of myself.
Whatever i figure out, I had better do it soon. As per usual, Twitter and Instagram are the places to be if you want to know what I get up to in real-time. Otherwise, I'll see you on the other side, with a full recap.