Friday, August 22, 2008

Some Sob Stories Have Happy Endings

Here is my sob story, short and sweet-

I am one of those knitters that tends to over pack when it comes to knitting projects while travelling. I always worry I am going to get bored, or change my mind, or that a project just might entirely bomb. My trip to Scandinavia was no exception. Not only did I need projects for the train rides, I also needed projects for the never ending flight. And lay over. And second flight.

I packed as though I wouldn't step into another yarn shop for the next three years.
This included in my carry-on.

I swear I had enough yarn and accessories with me to teach the whole plane how to knit.

And what do you think happened???
They confiscated three of my four pairs of Addi Turbo needles. (I might have lied a little and told them I only had three pairs).

Let me tell you, that I have been fortunate enough to travel lots since security has cracked down on what you can bring on the plane, and I have NEVER had a problem.
Until... this trip.
Let's just say that there were no on-board knitting lessons happening that day.

The good news?

They didn't take my crochet hook.
Or my sock needles.
My 4 pairs of sock needles.

So, I set to work crocheting and this is my happy ending.



This absolutely cheerful scarf.


By the time I got off the plane and had finished this scarf, I almost felt 100% better about having my precious needles taken away from me. ALMOST.

Want to know about the scarf?

Hook size- 4 mm.
Yarn/Pattern- It's a kit! From KnitWhits.
It's called the "Ella" scarf and we have some of the kits in the store. They have been tempting me for quite some time now but I wasn't sure if my crocheting skills were quite there.

Then when I knew I had numerous hours to sit in a chair with nothing to do other than work away at a challenging (well, for ME challenging) crochet project, I jumped at the chance.
Thank goodness I did! Because not much knitting would have happened due to my lack of needles.
Well... unless you want to count the four pairs of socks I had brought on board.

No, I don't travel light.
Ever.

4 comments:

angelknits said...

Hey Lynn! Welcome back!!! I was at Mary's last week and missed you!! OMG....I had my mouth WIDE OPENED when I read the line that your addi turbo needles were confiscated!!! How can they do that?!?!?! OMG. I feel so sorry for you. Never the less, you are lucky to have all those extra yarns and crochet hook and sock needles to keep you busy!
Again, welcome back!!

Meghan Chapman said...

I like you girl! You might have told them you only had three pairs... I love it!

I like your scarf! I need to remember crochet.. want to help?

Anonymous said...

absolutely beautiful!!!!

tara

Carolyn !! said...

Beautiful! I hope you are actually going to wear this one, and not just put it on display in the shop!