So, it’s T minus 5 days to the China trip, and travel panic is starting to set in. Me being me, I am blithely unconcerned about plane tickets, money, passports, whether I’ll have the right clothing, whether I’ll get lost in a foreign city and be totally unable to communicate with local passersby, and so on. Those are but minor details. No, my particular manifestation of motion sickness is: four or five days before I leave, I am guaranteed to go majorly nuts on the subject of what craft(s) to bring.
In practice I know I will wind up taking my knitting, because it’s the most compact method to create absolutely gorgeous finework while on a plane, bus, etc. (I would take cross stitch, but the counted cross stitch kind – which is the only kind that even vaguely interests me – takes too much attention.) But first I have to go to my local fiber arts shop, Carolina Homespun, and spend two hours looking through absolutely everything in the store to confirm that yes, knitting is the best thing to take with me. Nutty but necessary, I guess.
I never worry about anything except what craft to bring. I guess it’s because I’m perpetually terrified of boredom.
Anyway, some of the stuff I’m considering (but will probably not buy) includes kumihimo disks and Weavettes . Not to mention sock patterns – I do have lots and lots of sock yarn, or stuff that could be used as sock yarn, which I could knit up mindlessly.