Packing Priorities

December 19th, 2006 | View Comments

It’s winter break (yaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!) and that means visiting family and eating tasty food (yaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!) and lots and lots of guilt-free knitting time (yaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!) and lots and lots of reading journal articles/paper writing (this part is for my advisor, in case he’s reading).

This is the knitting I packed for my vacation:

Lots of yarn in my suitcase

I packed 4 skeins of sock yarn and 5 skeins of Cascade 220 for a felted bag. I also packed both Quinn bags so I can use my mom’s sewing machine to make linings since my hand-sewing is worthless. And of course I still need to finish the Red Herring Scarf, which I frogged 18 inches of today after I discovered an error in the moss stitch border.

When all was said and done, I’d devoted more space in my suitcase to yarn and other knitterly goodness than I had to underwear and socks. Got to have your priorities straight, y’know.

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CogKnition posted this on December 19th, 2006 @ 9:16pm in Life as a Knitter | Permalink to "Packing Priorities"


  1. Tammy says:

    Underwear are greatly overrated, yarn is not. A girl has got to have her priorities!

  2. Mine says:

    Oh wow, I found my cog psych TA. I had noticed you knitting in class -you also had this really nice Rogue sweater that caught my attention… anyway your blog was linked from Eunny Jang’s site, that’s how I got here. Nice work you have here! Have a great vacation.

  3. Yvonne says:

    Hey Mine!

    Welcome to the blog! I didn’t know you were a knitter! Half the grad students in my department (at least) knit. It keeps us sane.

    You have a good break too!

  4. Jen says:

    Hello, I’m wanting to make the Quinn pattern; what does “provisionally cast on” mean?