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Packing Frenzy: Yarn In Yarn Out

Wednesday, December 29, 2010
One year ago today my mother died. It is a sad day, but maybe by tomorrow we will be over that one-year hump. I talked to Dad and he, of course, is sad today, but he made decisions : he took Jack, his doggie, on a long car ride and he accepted an invitation to go to my brother's house for dinner tonight. Good work, Dad. Tomorrow is another day!

Three days and counting until we board the plane to Mexico on Jan. 2. The luggage has been setting out for weeks and I have slowly packed every essential I think I can't live without for three months! I worked really hard last right through the 23rd and this week I am finding very little on my schedule. always, I continue to crochet. I have dipped into the yarn that I had packed and finished two really quickie neckwarmers. The mostly chains neckwarmer in the Winter issue of KnitSimple was a one-night project and I found the Debbie Bliss Donegal Tweed Chunky very scratchy on my neck. So, I took it to my LYS yesterday for Chris to use as a shop model.

I won't be needing too many neckwarmers in Mexico! She explained that she has heard that it gets very soft when washed, so she is going to do that with my neck warmer. It is wool and angora.

I moved on, then, to Besesme, a free pattern from Berroco. I used Classic Elite Sprout in a very Mexican color-tangerine. It is 100% cotton and I iwll love wearing it out on the town on those cool evenings in Ajijic. It also is very simple and mostly chains, but a two-night project.

Pulling those yarns out of the mix nade way for some more yarn: tiny snippets of many little swatch skeins all in Mex-centric colors. A dent has been created where my laptop will fit. That's a good thing!

I plan to be in touch with my usual contacts stateside and I also plan to rev up the activity on my "Crochet in Ajijic" group on Ravelry. Hmmmm, three days yet to go over the list of things to take and to crochet to my heart's content...the "mix" could be really different than I imagined by the time we board. Oh, and I must have a project to work on in flight!


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