I am usually an uneasy flyer. Its not that I don’t fly…its just that I don’t generally enjoy the experience. I try not to think of how it all works when I’m flying. I know its physics but I really don’t get how something so heavy can fly….but….anyway. I used to be a lot worse, and would go borderline on panic attacks whenever I flew, but traveling to Asia and South America sort of got me over that. Nothing like a 13 hour flight to conquer your fears. So now I’m OK with flying – I can’t say I don’t get a bit nervous when there is turbulence, but for the most part, I’m OK. But – I have my superstitions. I have to do certain things when I know I’m going to fly. Like I can’t watch movies with airplane crashes. I try not to say things like “I won’t see you again until next week” (sounds too negative – so I’ll say things like “I’ll see you next Tuesday”). You know, that type of thing. Stupid shit. I know its stupid – but I do it every time. But the most important thing that I have to before I fly is to have plans for when I get home. I know, how stupid is that? Yes, apparently that’s all it takes to avoid a airplane accident – have plans. But I always feel better if I know that I have something to come home to (other than a loving family). So today I started to think…and whew – I have plans! I have knitting group the weekend after I get home….and Laurie already made reservations for Stitches. So I’m covered. I can safely get on that airplane tomorrow.
I am all packed – well, for the most part. Ariann is safely put away in my luggage. But I needed a project for the plane….so I went through the stash and found this
This is sock yarn from Hello Yarn – I think the colorway is called Shear. Its very nice – very muted blues, purples and greens. Very very nice. So I thought I should cast on so I can dive right into it on the plane…..I asked Larry and he picked Monkey. The problem is that this pattern is very addictive. And I can’t put it down….
I love this pattern (you have to try it)! And the yarn – so very nice. Coincidentally, I got an email from the shop today – she has some new yarn up – so go check it out. I can really recommend this yarn (in fact, I knit the Gentleman’s socks from Hello Yarn sock yarn last year).
I won’t be posting until I get back Tuesday and probably won’t have access to email – but I will have some nice pictures for you of sunshine, palm trees and other California things! And if you look up tomorrow, and see a plane…..cross your fingers for me that its not too bumpy!