So everything is packed. Everything is weighed.
All I need is to throw some things in my carry-on that’ll keep me occupied for the five-hour flight. Some people would say “just sleep” since I’ve got a 7am flight out which means waking up at 3am for the two-hour drive to LAX. But I haven’t got a neck pillow, and I chose an aisle seat thinking it’d be easy access to the restroom, and I feel very vulnerable being asleep surrounded by so many strangers.
Yeah, I need something to keep me occupied.
I already have books downloaded from the public library. I am going to charge my MacBook so I’ll have at least a couple hours to watch several anime episodes. I’ve got a couple of hidden object games downloaded too.
And then there’s knitting.
I haven’t knitted in forever and my fingers are itching for a project. You might think knitting in the summer is silly, but a. I’ll be using cotton yarn and b. even if I wasn’t, most knitters actually start projects in the summer so they’re ready for wearing and gifting by winter.
So I’ve chosen a discontinued Vickie Howell Craft yarn because I like the hand of it when it’s knitted up – soft and squooshable – in red and pink; they’re the two colors I have the most of. And now I need a project.
Below are my options, chosen for ease of pattern and for interest-sustaining properties (knitting row after row of stockinette is a soporific in and of itself so I need something to keep my mind alert):
I’d sure appreciate some feedback here. I do apologize for being so indecisive about the silliest things. I guess it’s my Gemini-ness coming out; it tends to do that in moments of stress. And as D-day draws nearer and nearer, my anxiety increases exponentially.
I definitely need something to keep me centered. Help me find a project to do that? Mmmmkay? Thanks!