this is it. my last stationary day for 3 weeks. i'm off to SOAR tomorrow!
freaking out? yes. but happy freaking now.
? is not big enough. jillian and carla have filled an entire station wagon with their stuff [and maybe a few things for me :-)], so i guess it's not surprising that i'll need two bags.
i'm *this close* to binding off both sleeves for the Artfibers silk coat and must finish tonight. knitting from 4 cones of yarn at once is not good plane knitting. but i'll bring the pieces with me and hope to come home with a finished coat!
the churning noise my macbook is making now? it's encoding my copy of Lucy Neatby's Knitting Gems Vol. 1
, so i can bring it with me on my iPod. why? because she's got a billion different ways to do a button band and all of them are smarter, easier and better looking than knitting a strip and sewing it on. i don't retain new techniques well at first, so it's a real treat to bring Lucy with me so she can show me over and over again until it's locked in my brain.
plane/downtime knitting? new sock. two skeins of Sock Candy in Little Bunny Foo Foo
. pattern? in keeping with my love of the mindless, easy knit, something new
, spotted first on Harlot's blog, thanks to Presbytera. a sock that starts, toe up, with 8 sts by 8 rows? dear lord, i am in heaven.
did i mention that my suitcase is too small?
i'll be bringing my portable solution
with me, so i can make sure you get a special treat on Tuesday morning.
it may not be an iPhone or even a Treo, but i can use it to blog, view the web in full color on a rather large screen, check e-mail and do all sorts of other stuff. handy, eh?
for now, must sign off. will blog if i can on the road, but mostly, i'll just be having fun with the girls [and boys?] in the UP.
Labels: blather, spinning, travel