Travel Choices

DH, the dogs and I are going down to the family place in FL for a week and a half to celebrate a multitude of birthdays (all four of us!) and our fourth wedding anniversary.

How many knitting projects do you pack for a week and a half trip that includes 30 hours of car time? [and how much hockey equipment?]

travel projects
SomeThingPurple(STP – thanks E), Icarus in possum lace, Child’s First Sock in Shell Pattern in All Things Heather

Three? Four? I am not sure about taking Icarus (making its blog debut here! say hi, Iccy!) right now. I am also tempted to take my mitered squares and Tahki Cotton Classic — that’s the one yarn I know they have on the island, so I could buy vacation yarn there to add to it. Then there’s a baby knit I want to work on… Oh, the choices!

I think I will not take Icarus, but I will take my mitered squares. No baby knit. That makes one garment, a pair of socks, and squares. Sounds good!

I’ve also done a bit more sewing — I wanted another handmade skirt to take on the trip.

I have a love-hate relationship with linen.

love hate linen
we have a love-hate relationship. It’s very complicated.
interfacing and I have a similar relationship. Why the !@&( did it detach over time? is it supposed to? it was fully attached after ironing

I followed the Betsy Ross One Hot Skirt (#001) pattern and made a skirt with a hidden zipper out of some inexpensive linen that evil enabler Ashley (dogged.) pointed out to me.

I still have to slip stitch the facing down on the inside and add a hook&eye, but then it’s done! It’s a cute skirt, though there are some changes I will make if I make another one. Maybe after vacation I’ll have pictures and a review…

Enjoy your mid-April!

8 Comments so far

  1. Betty on April 11th, 2007

    I always end up packing way too much knitting when traveling. On the other hand, I worry that I’ll get bored with just working on one project, that I need to bring along other WIPs to hedge my bets against potential boredom. I can’t win. LOL!

  2. Kristin on April 11th, 2007

    Have a great trip and happy birthday!!

  3. Erin on April 11th, 2007

    I hope you have a great vacation! Sounds like you are planning to take along the perfect projects too!

  4. Jess on April 11th, 2007

    Have a great trip!

    Re: the interfacing – I’ve found that the adhesive on the fusible interfacing really sucks. If you want it to stay put you need to stitch it in place somehow. I know that defeats the whole purpose of the fusible stuff, but that’s how it is. I hope your skirt turns out well! I love wearing linen but you’re right – it’s kind of a pain to work with.

  5. stacey on April 11th, 2007

    I think those are great choices to take – perfect vacation knitting! Have fun in the sun! (i’m jealous!)

    What a cute skirt pattern – stupid interfacing!

  6. Kara on April 11th, 2007

    Have an amazing trip! Relax, play, and knit!

    I think your vacation knitting choices are fab.

  7. Dipsy D. on April 11th, 2007

    Have a wonderful time in Florida – and happy birthday!!!

  8. Ashley on April 21st, 2007

    Ooh, you got the linen! I can’t wait to see pictures of the skirt–I bet it looks great.

    Hope you’re having a lovely trip–and a lovely birthday!