On my walk last night, I started into a new audiobook — Tana French’s “Faithful Place.” (I’m in love with this series.) It starts out with our protagonist, a detective, picking up his 9-year-old daughter for the weekend, and waiting for her to get her things together. She can’t find her horse; you know the routine. It got me thinking about that phenomenon of kids — who don’t actually need to pack anything — always having a selection of things they simply can’t go anywhere without. And I laughed at myself realizing that, all that day, some small part of the back of my brain had been fretting over what I would pack for the trip I leave on tomorrow. Not what clothes, mind you, but which yarny projects and corresponding supplies.
These are the toys that I won’t be leaving home without:
- My cardigan-in-progress (which hasn’t been touched since that picture was taken)
- My Weave-It
- 2 skeins tobacco-colored Blue Sky Alpacas Bulky and some fat DPNs, for simulating those Humanoid mitts
- A few skeins of yarn that are earmarked for assorted small projects, easy to do while surrounded by family members coming and going
- A pile of remnant ends for screwing around with weaving
- A big handful of needles and hooks, for whatever I might get into, plus attempting to teach my sister to crochet and/or knit
Plus Tana French on Audible, of course. (We need to talk about audiobooks sometime.) Plus I ordered a pair of potholder looms and had them delivered to my destination — fun for the whole family!