EVERY knitter I know has this dilemma when they leave their home for a trip:
How many projects and how much yarn do I need to survive this trip?
Now, let’s be clear. A trip could be:
- a Saturday driving the kids to soccer, to the orthodontist, and then to a playdate
- a trip to the car repair shop or tire replacement center
- a trip to the vet
- a trip to the dentist
- a trip to the library
and of course longer trips, like getaways (even romantic ones!) and hikes (yes, hikers knit and knitters hike) and vacations.
The key for knitters is never to waste a minute sitting and staring when you could have been knitting and sitting and staring. It’s really simple – NEVER BE WITHOUT A KNITTING PROJECT.
So, last weekend, I was to babysit my niece and nephew, and a snowstorm was predicted. Now, that adds an extra level of concern for a knitter: how much snow and, oh lord, will I be stuck and unable to get out of the house to get more yarn if I run out? Horrors.
So, this is what my knitting bag looked like for this weekend.
Yep, kinda overflowing, isn’t it?
Well, I finished this scarf the first night.
More on last weekend soon!