Managing to sneak this in quick before we start loading the car and heading off to the wilderness for the next few days. My husband and I both grew up in a place with a lot more trees then we have around us know so at least once a year we run off to the woods, pitch a tent, cover ourself in bug repellent and hang out by a campfire.
I love knitting by the campfire and I am using the next few days to work on YOP things. For the five days that we are camping I am taking 2 squares from the log cabin, my Fishbone Gansey socks, my dad’s Urbana, the Duckies (socks that apparently can be knit in two days,) and my clockwork. I do not expect to get this all finished while we are camping, but how frightening would it be to run out of knitting? (I won’t mention that if memory serves there is a lovely little knitting store in the area right close to the field of sheep. And there is an even lovelier knitting store in town. Hmmmm… *I don’t need more yarn. I don’t need more yarn* 🙂
I also have a secret weapon in my ability to knit more this year. My friend Suzie was very sweet and gave me one of her extra sets of neck lights. I was having a really crappy day and when I asked her what I owed her for it (since I had originally told her I would buy one from her) she told me I owed her nothing more than a smile 🙂 (I did just about burst into tears at that moment.)
She loves hers and says it helps her knit much longer into the evening while she travels, and she travels for work a lot so I believe her. They also have the added bonus of being extra lights while walking around the campgrounds at night. Fortunately where we are going usually has nothing more fierce than raccoons and bullfrogs. But it only takes one walk back to the campfire in the dead of night without extra lights and realization that there is a pack of wolves or coyotes in the area howling and baying, (it was really very beautiful,) to make you always want to take as many lights as possible with you when you leave the fire.
This was the first time I had a real chance to use my YOP binder and it was wonderful to have. I packed the few projects that I knew I wanted, then opened my collection and was able to pull out two more and grab the yarn from my closet and Voila, knitting projects picked. This whole being organized thing is kind of useful!
Anyway, I may try to throw up a picture post in the next few days, otherwise hope everyone has a great weekend and I’ll post when we get back. Happy Knitting!!