I'm looking for a travel project. We travel fairly often, so you would think I'd have this down pat. Small. Portable. Mindless. Not asking much.
- Look at all the UFOs kicking around. At the moment, there are too many to list, but here are a few I was able to eliminate pretty easily. The dress was too big. Flaum was too. The mitered blanket and the leftover cowl had too many balls of yarn to tote. The unfinished socks are unfinished for a reason...I'm not in the mood. The mitts don't have enough knitting left to last a week (so why aren't they finished???) Intertidal is at a point where I have to think. Whisper wrap. ??? OK. You might make the cut, but the fact that you haven't been touched in over two years must mean something. I'll have to go check. The rest (and there are many) don't even get considered.
- Next, spend an inordinate amount of time browsing Ravelry, then Pinterest, then Instagram....then back to Ravelry.
- Take a nice long dive into the stash, hoping something will scream that it wants to go to Cape Cod.
- Complain to everyone who will listen that the perfect travel knit just doesn't exist, hoping someone will come through with an answer.
- When someone DOES come through with a serious contender (thanks Katrine!!!)...I think the Annisa Wrap would be awesome!!!.... go on another stash dive. (Note to self: start the process at least a day earlier, so that when #5 fails to produce the right yarn, there is still a yarn shop open.)
- Randomly start something. Hello Rill. Then immediately reject it because it's too fiddly.
- Write up a blog post, hoping someone comes through...fast.
We leave in less than 12 hours, and I can't start packing until the knitting is all lined up.