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Wednesday, May 18, 2005


Shoes, check. Lipstick, check. Passport, check…

YARN? OMG!!! What the heck should I bring with me? This is harder than trying to get my passport renewed at the last second because I’d LET IT EXPIRE!!! (God bless those folks down at City Hall for helping me out…)

I am smack dab in the middle of two projects that don’t want to leave home!

What’s a person to do?

Start a N-E-W Project!

New yarn (after several projects with either recycled or re-purposed yarn – break open the GGH Java in a color they call “Adobe” which is a warm taupe)!

New pattern (a sexy little shell called *Bisect*)!

New ideas (should be fun to finagle some new angle moves while on the run)!

I am hoping to start and finish this while I’m on the road. Is this realistic? Probably – maybe – I think so?! Will I be too distracted to knit? Too jet lagged to purl? The adventure begins!

15 responses to “Wednesday, May 18, 2005”

  1. Becky says:

    Oooh, nice choice of project. And how about leaving some space in your bag for bringing a wee bit of yarn home? We gotta go to Le Bon Marche and La Droguerie, of course. And I promise not to embarrass you by salivating over the yarn in the manner of Homer Simpson when we go there.

  2. maggi says:

    Bon voyage a la Bonne!

  3. Bonne Marie says:

    WHAT? I have to Buy Yarn when I’m there? Impossible, teeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeheeeeeeeee…

  4. Liz says:

    Is that pattern one of your own designs? And I agree with Becky, save some space for some new yarn from Par-ee. :)

    Have fun!

  5. jackie says:

    I still have to figure out what’s coming with me. And of course we’ll be knitting, I suspect some knitting time before bed each night will be a must!!

    Cripes, I need to do laundry and think about packing.

  6. Knit Chick says:

    Have fun and enjoy Paris. I can’t wait to see what yarn you bought there! ;)

  7. claudia says:

    What Becky said. Leave room my little chickadee….

  8. maryse says:

    i’d definitely leave room in my bag for french yarn if i were you.

  9. Julia says:

    Leave room NOTHING! Bring an empty suitcase and load’er up!!!!!

  10. ellen says:

    Bon Voyage, Ms. B!!
    Let us know if it’s true about French women not being fat. Enquiring minds want to know.
    Have a wonderful time!

  11. Silvia says:

    I’m with the leave alot of room crowd since you’ll come home with quite a few goodies (Phildar, chocolate, wine…) Have a WONDERFUL time!

  12. Loren says:

    Enjoy gay Paree!! I enjoyed it a few years back when knitting was not in vogue. I managed to bring back a few skeins of french yarn any way.

  13. zib says:

    OOOoooOOOO I have Gay Paree Envy! *in my best Bugs Bunny voice* Bon Voyaggio! Yes yes yes dont’ pack anything, leave room for yarn!

  14. Mary P says:

    Please let us know your findings regarding taking your needles on board. I hear lots of knitters still concerned about losing those precious implements to zealous inspectors.

  15. M. H. Reaves says:

    Re: knitting needles on international flights. I just returned from Munich, travelling on US Airways, with knitting needles, and had no problems. Usually I make about two round trips per year (and have done so for several years, including 2001), always with a knitting project on the needles, and carrying extra needles in other sizes. The needles are double points and circulars, mostly bamboo, some metal. On each trip there are usually other women on the flight who ask, with hope and wonder, how I managed to bring my needlework, and wish they had brought their own. My travel projects are almost always socks, for their small size, and are carried in my purse. Extra yarn and other needles are in my carry-on; if I have checked luggage (which is rare), that is where they are carried instead. I also carry round-tipped children’s scissors. If anyone has any questions, I will be glad to attempt to answer them.

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