Friday, July 06, 2012

How much?

How much yarn is necessary for a 2 week trip that includes two 8 hour flights?

I'm going with this much-  the three yarns on the right are for the kids (and possibly the adult) who may want to learn to knit while we're there.  The light green (kollage) and purple (independent from a festival) are for basic socks, as is the red.  

The other two (turquoise and beige) are some madeline tosh for the Mystery KAL by Stephen West.  I've never played in a Mystery KAL.  The first clue comes out on July 13.

To be honest, I also have a skein of bamboo for socks for my "allergic to wool" dentist.  I didn't get into the whole "it's probably lanolin I really could still use wool" conversation and instead took it as an opportunity to knit some bamboo socks in mary maxim's "Hibiscus."

The goal for this trip is to pack lightly.  Doesn't everyone always say that?  But seriously, that's what I'm going to do.  My carryon will be my wallet, meds, ipad, camera and 2 skeins of sock yarn.

My suitcase will be 4-5 outfits with some extra shorts and shirts and of course all necessary undergarments,  2 pairs of shoes.  The end.

Maybe I should obligate myself to snap a photo of the finished packing and reveal to my blog world the success/failure of my "not packing too much goal."  

Ha Ha- maybe I'll snap a photo of Mr. Sophanne's who nearly took 4 pairs of shoes to the 3 day Christmas trip to Seattle!!

Feel free to comment with any travel reminders that I may have forgotten that will make our lives easier!  (we have the passports xeroxed and credit card #'s on hand)


Becky said...

Are you going out of the country? Call the credit card company and tell them where you're going so they don't think someone else is using your card and they cancel it. But of course, you knew that! That's my only tip! Have fun!!!

Mountain Mama said...

toothbrush and toothpaste.

Deb said...

You might want to have a self addressed envelope just in case your needles get confiscated (and a spare pair in your suitcase, in case you lose one).

I like to carry a freezer zipper bag, in case I have to store something that's wet.

kmkat said...

Elder Son always packs a roll of duct tape and claims it has come in handy more than once. How about headphones or earbuds, if you have music or audio books on your iPad. (And if you don't, why not?) Aspirin, foam earplugs, spare pair of contact lenses if you wear them. A couple paperbacks or ebooks on your iPad.

Where are you off to?

Cindy said...

No hints or helps from here. Just a wish that you and the hubs have a wonderful vacation. I cannot wait to hear all about your trip. Be safe!!!

Roxie said...

Extra needles in the right size. Socks are a wonderful travel project until you lose or break a needle.

I always carry a few bandaids. and extra glasses.