This Canadian girl's headed south folks! A six hour drive down today, a six hour drive back on Saturday, and a nice little visit with family in between. The lovely thing is that my father-in-law will be doing all the driving and you know what that means – twelve hours of car-knitting!
In case you don't already know, car-knitting is a wonderfully special kind of knitting because you don't have to put it down for such nuisances as laundry or vacuuming. On the contrary, one is faced with hours and hours of pure, uninterrupted knitting (OK, I know I'll have to stop briefly at the border in order to hand over my passport, unless of course I come up with a way to pass it over to the guard with my feet but I'm thinking he may not be amused. Alright then, I'll stop for the boarder guard, but that's it)! Twelve hours of (almost) uninterrupted knitting utopia! Oh, such bliss! I will try not to think about the mess that I may or may not be coming back to (most likely may because really you know how it is when you leave a husband, a teenage boy, and a very active girl at home alone for four days). Yes, I will focus on the knitting.
In other news, I made a cute little travel bag to carry all my toiletries on this journey. The pattern isWeekend-Away Travel Bag from Heather Ross' book Weekend Sewing. It was a fun and quick little project completed in between packing and taping lists to the fridge for Jeff and making sure there were enough meals in the freezer for everyone while I'm gone. I figured since it was just me using the bag (no boys to balk at the colour or design) I could go with the flowery cotton duck for the outside and I really do love it.
Now, as to the knitting – exactly how many projects can I get done in twelve hours?