What do you take when you’re visiting an extremely fibre-friendly household for a month (possibly longer)? With all the ideas spinning around in my head I want to take everything! There’s things I need to do, things I want to do, things I kind of want to do and are half finished so I feel obligated…

Here’s the list of possibilities (in no particular order):

- The red yarn, which I will finish spinning today and want to knit into this

- The blue fibre, which I plan to make my first weaving project

- The green fibre and silk cocoons, which go together and are the next-big-exploration

- Yarn for a Very Important Sock Project

- The Having Hope socks (well of course!)

- The fibre that is currently cooling in its dye-bath and needs to be spun up and knitted for the Loop

- The blue/purple carded batt which I don’t need any time soon but is so luscious

- the beading kit which Amy sent me and I can’t wait to start (she insists there’s no such thing as too many hobbies)

- Some knit-on-the-plane socks as none of the others are going to be dpn and I have no bamboo circs

- My Central Park Hoodie, which is almost half-finished and therefore counts as practically done

- The Treenah scarf, also half finished which is conveniently a gift for someone out there

- Bayerische no. 2

I have no trouble convincing myself that I can do all this in a month. I’m just a little concerned about the capacity of my suitcase.

Oh, and did I mention that I’m visiting a sheep farm and there’s just a chance there might be something to knit out there…

6 Responses to “Packing”
  1. Tournesol says:

    Ah, well hats and socks always done so quickly and half finished projects - you can’t leave them all by themselves in this state, they’ll be crying. Just take it all, knitting is good for the soul. Oh - and take a VERY big suitcase :-)

  2. Kai says:

    Take all of it!! :D You’re going for a month…

  3. Ali says:

    Surely if you’re visiting a sheep farm you should be packing another smaller soft case in with you so you can bring lovely fibre back here?

    I’m just sayin’… it’s what we do when we go on our tour-of-duty back home and Nick goes mad in the bookstore.

  4. Moon Rani says:

    Be sure to knit yourself a tote bag while you’re there so you can take home lots of fiber! :)
    Have a safe trip, and I hope all goes well.

  5. probablyjane says:

    I’m having the same dilemmas myself - although I am only in Australia for 3 weeks. Flying on Weds lunchtime by the way.

    Have a safe journey and enjoy your time with your loved ones.

  6. Amy says:

    Did it all fit? At least beads are small! If you finish the hoodie–you can wear it home–freeing up extra space. I hope you had a safe trip and that all is well.

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