Friday, December 09, 2005

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    On Packing: Lay out all your clothes and all your money.
    Then take half the clothes and twice the money.
    -Susan Butler Anderson

    I'm leaving tomorrow for a trip to visit the delightful Kate D. of Damned Scribbling Women (not a knitting blog, but she's playing fun drinking games over there, so check it out). She lives in Seattle, a city known for it's many and fabulous yarn stores. I'm leaving early in the morning. So why does my packing currently look like this? Notice anything? Like a complete absence of, oh, clothes, or a toothbrush, or any of those other necessities of life? I even have direct flights.

    This may look like a jumble, but it is actually a carefully considered jumble of yarn and pointy sitcks. There is a scintillating mix of lace, twisted stitches, and stockinette stitch. There are projects suitable for airplanes, then for reading magazines while knitting on airplanes, for museums and sightseeing, for coffeeshops, for movies at home, for dark movie theaters, and even a project due for Christmas. Nothing like a little delusion optimism.


    Blogger Chris said...

    Is one of those yarns soft enough to knit underpants on your trip so you don't have to waste valuable yarn packing space?? ;)

    12/09/2005 8:13 AM  

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