What an easy, relaxed knit! I pull The Weekender, by Andrea Mowry, out when I want the ease of stockinette so I can just relax and chat or watch tv. I think it’ll be a good knit for my flights, too. As I write this I’m reminding myself to go ahead and ball up the yarn so the people sitting next to me won’t hate my guts. But I have a feeling I will run out of time. I’m scheduling a couple of blog posts like it’s my job. Meanwhile I need to water plants, write notes for my husband to remember stuff, and (most importantly) decide what projects I’ll be bringing.
I’ve heard if your projects have already begun, airlines are more likely to let you bring them in in your carry-on. I know things have relaxed in the last 5-7 years, since I last flew, but I’m still traumatized by that time Lima Airport’s customs confiscated my Denise Needles. I was too shocked to even ask if I could unscrew the cord and at least keep it. I don’t even use Denise needles anymore, but the pain is still fresh.
So, I’m taking Clover bamboo needles and packing a couple things in my carry-on and a couple in my checked bag.
This trip isn’t the kinds where I’ll be lounging about, knitting. But I can’t stand the thought of flying with nothing to busy my hands, unless my book gets really good.
This is a link to the Cocama Project website that shows the process we will be using to dig a well for a village in Peru. Hopefully I’ll have some good photos for you when I get back.