Just getting ready to unplug the laptop and pack ‘er up, and there’s time for a quick post. I have been thinking about packing for weeks, but now that the actual day of packing is here, I find myself surprised at how much stuff needs to go in one little bag. It looked a lot smaller when it was a list.
The travel knitting I left until the last possible moment, and then dithered. I decided to give Pomotomus another go, this time as mitts. I’m using Posh Yarn’s Emily, a gift from, coincidentally, Emily. Also making the trip with me, the Modern Quilt Wrap, which I am not actually enjoying knitting much, due to all the weaving in of ends. It looks so pretty in the bag though, all those little tufty balls of Kidsilk Haze in a million colors. Also, the bag is really cool. A gift from my mom, and far more urban than the lifestyle I now lead. It doesn’t get out much. It had to come. Hopefully knitting on the ferry around the Italian lakes will make the project easier to work on.
I have new socks for the journey, Latte Lace by Diane Mulholland. Hopefully I’ll find a nice balcony overlooking somewhere picturesque, and be able to prop feet and snag a shot tomorrow.
I have a five hour layover in Amsterdam, more than enough time to get into the city and see… something. I know I should, but honestly, after weeks of sewing, the idea of five hours of uninterrupted knitting time, a latte, a new pattern, the “quiet zone” upstairs at Schiphol, … who needs to see Rembrandt?
Finally getting excited. Didn’t seem real until today. Next time I post, it’ll be from Italy. Ciao, bellas!