Trip preparation

It’s an age-old dilemma for a person about to embark on a long family vacation. One that involves many hours in a vehicle, and 6 days on a camping/rafting trip.

I’m speaking, of course, of the need to decide what knitting to bring.Single sleeved sweater

Do I bring the ballerina sweater for Hannah? The one that just needs the second sleeve finished? That’s not finished because as soon as we came home from our visit this spring, the needle I was using promptly got separated from the project….Socks in progress

Or how about any one of the 3 socks that are currently in progress? (Um, wait, aren’t there actually 5 socks in progress? Oops, I forgot to take a picture of the other two…)

Birthday Yarn

Or do I start a brand-new project with scrumptious yarn I got from my birthday?

Oh wait! We are traveling in the big truck. I can just take all of it. Because I would hate to run out of knitting.

Luckily, I won’t have to worry about running out of something to read: and I don’t have to haul my whole library: I love having a Nook!

I am officially on vacation as of today. Now, it’s time for all of the last-minute errands and appointments (sports physical for the boys! they grew 2.75 inches in the last year!), and getting ready for our trip.

In addition to the knitting, I guess I’d better pack a few clothes. I don’t think I can knit fast enough with sock yarn to cover any more of my body than my feet. And it’s too hot for socks.


  1. sammi says:

    No need for anything to “fill in the gaps” when you are rafting!! It is so awesome and fulfilling, you will fall into bed every night right after a meal to be ready for the sights of the next day. Honest!! Your Nook will be more than enough.

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