A Packing Challenge
We've previously discussed that the most difficult packing challenge for a trip is always the yarn. What to knit? How to predict your mood, your time, the changes that pressurized cabins will wrought on your gauge? How to have the perfect project at hand for every eventuality?
Now I have the packing challenge of all packing challenges. I'm going here. Ignoring, please, the fact it is currently 97 degrees and humid at Fort Sam Houston, and that avoiding places like this is actually the entire reason I joined the Navy and not the Army or Air Force (with all due respect to our colleagues in those esteemed services), and that I had to acquire a gas mask for this little escapade . . . Ignoring all that - What, exactly, does one knit while wearing camouflage?
In a few short days, I'm heading off to embrace the knitting/packing challenge of the year. In ten days I will:
- have several hours in airports
- between two flight segments
- spend 4 days in ATLS training, with my nights free to wear civilian clothes (and, thus, presumably, knit)
- spend 4 days in the field running around doing mock casualty drills
- fly home - more airports, more flights
What are our options? I knit lace on normal flights. Good space-to-knitting-time ratio. And certainly both Peacock Feathers and Branching Out have been incredibly neglected. I'll probably throw in my plain black ribbed socks, because if I knit anything in those field tents, it'll be that, but they aren't really interesting or exciting for the plane trip. And the project I've been working on most is actually my Ribby Cardi, making good progress. But a cardigan in pieces isn't something that says travel to me. Perhaps I should cast on for another, interesting pair of socks? A Sitcom Chic in oh-so-washable Cotton-Ease?
So what should I pack with my combat boots?