As I’ve mentioned before, I do a decent amount of knitting out of the house. I knit at Park Days, during the Things’ art class, in the front yard watching kids play, at stitch and bitch, etc. Many of the things I knit aren’t that complicated for me. I do plain vanilla socks, I do things with predictable patterns, or things that repeat so I can look at the pattern at the beginning of the row and then just continue as I start. I’m not changing the world with my knitting, and that’s okay by me. When I’m picking things to take with me out of the house, I will intentionally choose those items that need less focus (because I do, occasionally, do something fancier), and this is usually an easy choice: take the current socks in progress.
Tomorrow I am attending an all-day workshop where I will be able to knit for much of the day. Because I’m leaving so early in the morning, I need to make a packing list and do some organizing tonight to maximize sleep in the morning and minimize chaos when the morning is brought to you by the letter Z for Zombie. Normally, I’d throw in whatever socks were in progress, and I do have a pair, but they’re nearly done. I’m mildly concerned that I’ll finish them and then have idle hands (and end up in the trouble corner or something). The next pair I plan to make are too complicated to begin out of the house (or possibly work on at all out of the house, but we’ll see).
- Bring yarn to start a different pair of socks
- Bring yarn for something different (and if so, what? I’m a little uninspired by this month’s HP “classes” — here’s a condensed list if you’re curious: http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/the-den/2010008/1-25)
- Just bring the socks in progress. you’re overestimating how much you’ll get done
- who the hell cares?
I’ll also have with me a baby hat I just finished (to use up some stash). I actually think it’s too small for an infant, but there will be many infants at the workshop tomorrow, so I’m hoping I can get a parent to let me try the hat on her child. If it doesn’t fit, I’ll end up ripping that all out. Yay!