Really? I went away to the beach for four days with a basket of knitting (although admittedly little intention of actual knitting) and I left my interchangeable needle tips at home. I wanted some serious down time, so I moved a chair in front of the windows overlooking the ocean and read. Friday afternoon and Saturday morning we did a jigsaw puzzle. We listened to music, talked (I know, unheard of!), watched a DVDs of Bob Dylan and Neil Young. We started another jigsaw puzzle. After completing the entire border, we looked at the pieces and really had no idea how to start. Jackson Pollack. Apparently (Mitch read the fine print on the box) this puzzle was nearly impossible to complete in its 350 piece version. We had a 1000 piece version. I worked on it for about an hour and threw in the towel. No idea how to get a handle on it.
By Sunday I wanted to knit while I listened to a book, and when I went to go get started, I couldn’t find needle tips! I had multiple sets of size 2 and 3 dpns, a size 3 circular, a size 2 circular, size 10 and size 13 interchangeable tips and two cables. Not a 7 or a 9 which is what I needed. Or a 6 which would have been fun for a swatching project.
Turned out nothing was going to get me to work on the two projects that needed finishing. Totally put them aside and refused to even consider them. I think they probably enjoyed the trip though–because why else did I bring them? So I continued to work on the Roundhill, and I did swatch for something else on the 10, but I don’t think I like what I did. I worked on Roundhill on the way up until I took over driving, I knit on it a little each night, and on the part of the trip home that I didn’t drive, so I am now working toward the fourth of five buttonholes, which means there is about 1.75″ left on the cuff. Then I need to add the ruffle to both the right and left, and I’ll be done!
But of course I am itching to start the projects I really wanted to work on at the beach. I did finish a real book, read one on my Nook (borrowed from my mother), finished 2.5 hours I had left on my Audible book, and I am about 100 pages into another Nook book, so it wasn’t like the time was wasted! Looked at fashion magazines and considered some trend materials as well as reading the two Sunday papers. I made four dinners and lunches, we went on a couple of walks. But damn. I forgot my needles?