To Grandmother’s House We Go……….

DH and I are getting up at 2:00 a.m. to leave our house by 3:00 a.m. to catch an early flight to my parent’s house for Thanksgiving. I am trying to decide if I should go to bed early, or do as my daughter’s used to do prior to a trip, just stay up until it is time to leave.

If I stay up, I can add a thumb to my Nordic Mittens:

You would not believe how many ends there are to weave in on the inside! Actually, that might be a good project for the plane flight!

I’m taking SHEDIR for the airport and subsequent 1-1/2 hr. drive from the airport to my parent’s house. And, I recently purchased this fun little project from Two Swans, a fair isle sampler teapot cozy. This is an educational class all put together in one little cozy – practicing the tension of two-handed knitting so that the letters show up, steeks, corrugated ribbing and I-cords. I purchased two skeins of Jamieson Spindrift to match my Old Country Rose china.

The most exciting thing about this trip, other than seeing my parents, is getting to spend a week with my sweet daughters! They will be driving from Auburn University and meeting up with us in Texas.

My oldest daughter has been interviewing all month with different companies for a position as Chemical Engineer…..her first real job! She has offers in hand and we will have a chance to sit down with her and go through the pros and cons of each company. Unfortunately for me, none of the companies are located in Colorado. DH keeps reminding me that she will only be a plane flight away

I am more than overdue for a hug from my girls as I have not seen them since AUGUST. The youngest, little-miss-nursing-student, has the biggest mercy heart you will ever come across. Her patients adore her. Her smile lights up the room and, I am certain, their hearts as well…..

So………………do you think I should take fewer clothes so I can fit in my 18 skeins for my ALCEA sweater?

9 Comments on “To Grandmother’s House We Go……….

  1. You have to ask? Fewer clothes, of course. You can get clothes in any town but Jamieson is available from very few yarn stores!

  2. Take two outfits, wash them often at your relatives, and make sure you have room for the yarn you take and any yarn you may buy.

  3. Enjoy your trip and the time spent with family :o). The mitten is looking great!!

  4. You have great projects to take with you. (I’d stay up and pay the consequences. Sleeping would be wiser.)

    On one of our trips we had to buy an extra suitcase to come home. You could always take one with you if you haven’t used up the limit.

  5. Hope you have a safe and fun trip!
    you have to ask? Bring less clothes, but then again if you finished all your projects you’ll have to buy new yarn ; )

  6. pretty mitten! i love knitting in the car, but my hubby thinks i need to enjoy the scenery… whatever! i want to knit while all the kids are strapped in to their seats!

  7. Absolutely take fewer clothes. That’s why there are washing machines!

    Have a great trip. Can’t wait to see the mittens with thumbs!

  8. Hi Rebecca,
    I’ve found your blog from reading the posts from those joining the Dale KAL.
    Hope you had a great trip to see your daughters. My youngest dsd, (last one at home) just got accepted to Auburn.
    Has your eldest accepted a job as a ChemE? My eldest just accepted a job last June with Ingersoll after getting his engineering degree from Rose-Hulman. My dh is a chemist researcher, closer to retirement every NYE. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    I look forward to getting to know you. Oh, Where can i get one of those fabulous tea cozy patterns?

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