Happy Summer Solstice
This all sounds very jolly, except that I hope they will all be sleeping in preparation for four days of fiber festing once we get to Eugene. One of the participants has been checking the Amtrak website regularly for the past few weeks, and informed us that the train on this route has been running late... like 4-8 HOURS late.
How much knitting will this eat up? I have a whole tank top to be making and part of a fast scarf to finish, as well as Airy Scarf from Last Minute Knitted Gifts, which is supposed to be quick as well. I didn't want to carry lots of reading materials, as I have so much STUFF already.. enough clothes for a week at each end of the weather extremes we have been experiencing this spring, and camping gear to stay at the fairgrounds (which I think will be a blast, getting to visit with other fiberholics... maybe we can even set up an informal 12-step network); also some yarns to try out during my day-long sock machine class on Saturday. And somewhere in there, I have to stash an EMPTY tote bag to haul back my purchases (am I pragmatic, or is it just that I read Margene's blog regularly?)
I did decide to pack the mancala game I just bought, and see if I could talk someone into learning it with me... I would really like to make the felted version on Knitty, but want to make sure I care enough about playing the game to make it worth the knitting effort. Why bother, if I decide the game is no fun? What better time to test it out than on a vacation train trip? Please don't tell me if you think I've gone off the deep end... just lets keep it to ourselves.
Before I am gone for several days, I want to remind everyone that hasn't done so yet to enter my contest... you still have a week till June ends, so you can decide to hoard this opportunity to yourself (the pool of entries is still pretty small) or share it with your friends....
Enjoy the longest day of the year and the beginning of summer and remember that knitting is a great summer evening activity! Long, lit evenings out on the porch, with a cold drink, good company, and great knitting - it doesn't get any better!