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Scheherazade in Blue Jeans
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6th-Aug-2009 06:41 pm
Hearth
Packed what I need for the recycled sari silk wrap currently in progress and the fingering-weight version of this shawl (variegated honey-colored merino), and this headwrap (to use up the leftover yarn from the wrap I finished last week) and this scarf (the variegated purple angora/polwarth I got at the NH sheep & wool festival). And printed out patterns.

Not that I think I'm going to finish all of that, but I know I go slightly crazy when I'm in the middle of a Big Project, which the silk wrap kinda is and the shawl definitely is. Which is why I have a bunch of headbands and skinny scarves. So when I'm on row #ohmygodsisitalmostover? of the shawl, I can pick up the headwrap.

All fits in one knitty bag, with the needles, so that's good.

On the non-knitting tip, the rest of my packing should be fairly easy. It's a long trip, but I'll have access to a washer and dryer, so there will be mixing and matching, and with all of last year's travel, I have the "this shirt goes with those three skirts, and also that skirt goes with that shirt which also goes with that" thing down pat. And one of the awesome things about Wyrding Studios jewelry is that a lot of it is pendants, which pack easily, and a handful of 'em should cover all of the colors I've got. (I usually only bring one of the big grandiose necklaces, and I wear it on the plane so it doesn't get smooshed.)

Have to convert .docs and .pdfs .txts and .azws for the Kindle, locate my video camera, and pack the cords.

Oh hai I have trip anticipation!

I'm letting Elayna watch an episode for Gilmore Girls before making her pack and put her clean clothes away. I am nice mama. Though I'm sure she'll disagree when I turn off the TV.
Comments 
6th-Aug-2009 11:22 pm (UTC)
*teehee*
Sorry....but you sound so excited for your trip/s :)
Nothing advice-like, just a giggle that you sound so excited!
YAY! Trips!
6th-Aug-2009 11:32 pm (UTC)
Hah! Travel knitting can be a pain to actually try and plan out, especially for extended time periods.

Try this pattern It can double as a kerchief or small neck wrap. I'm going to see about trying it on this trip.
7th-Aug-2009 12:19 am (UTC)
Three weeks! And there are apparently only two yarn stores in the county I'll be in, period.
7th-Aug-2009 02:36 am (UTC)
If you have time when you're in NYC you should go to Yarn Co at 82nd and Broadway. There's Purl Soho, too, but I like Yarn Co a bit better (I've met rude people at both, but YCo's atmosphere is unbeatable).
7th-Aug-2009 03:28 am (UTC)
Almost definitely won't have time - unless we happen to walk right by it! It's a quick two-day trip where we'll be glued to my mother-in-law's side.

Next time!
7th-Aug-2009 03:51 am (UTC)
Ah, I see... I thought you'd be here for about a week or so.

But if you make it back it's worth a trip. Plus they have Zabars across the street (almost). And there's an H&H bagel right next to Zabars. Yarn shopping, H&H bagel with other treats from Zabars and then a picnic in Central Park is hard to beat. :)
7th-Aug-2009 05:04 am (UTC)
Great Balls of Yarn in South Florida-- it's a chain-- is...

...they have pretty good higher-end stuff, Malabrigo worsted-weight wool and some sari-silk-like mixed-fiber stuff that's done up just for their store from Robin Turner Gourmet Fibers, but they're *expensive.* I got a couple of skeins of a nubbly cotton for my MIL at GBOY and the markup was excessive ($22.50 per skein; rummaging around on the Web brought up identical yarn for $14 per).

Cool place to browse, but I'd check pricing before committing to any purchases. As an only-store-around resort, it works.
7th-Aug-2009 09:51 am (UTC)
Yeah. Wrong county, anyway... it's about an hour from where I'll be.

these two are both about half an hour away.
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