I am never sure how much to take on vacation. As a result, I pack either too much or too little.

The choice of suitcases is either the 22″ or the 26″ pull-toy. I did the two weeks of China with just the contents of the smaller suitcase. But this is a week longer (sort of) and I want to bring along sport clothes and will need at least one decent outfit. Add to that the changes of weather from here on the Continent to what it will be in Brazil and Argentina and I am kind of flailing.

The knitting was easier (grin): the three pairs of socks that are in progress ( I should easily be able to finish them), several hanks of sock yarn in case I want to knit more socks,


patterns to go with the above, the Kauni Cardigan so that it gets finished, and Mein Weg to start in case I really make progress.


As you can see, I decided to go lighter with the contrast yarn and pulled some Finnull out of stash. This was, of course, after I had made a run downtown and picked up some Roedel. But it is superwash and I just don’t think that they will work well together.

From what I can tell – out of 19 days – we will have less than 48 hours on land.

That is plenty of time to knit. Oh, and I have yet another baby sweater to knit. Peapod I think, and it a nice bright stripe!


Audio Books

In between the laundry and packing, I have been loading audio books onto my computer and portable drive so that I will have plenty of listening material. Jasper Fforde, Michael Connelly, Catherine Coulter (FBI Series), Perri O’Shaugnessy and Terry Prachett to name just a few.

I am planning on watching the sea, listening and knitting.


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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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2 Responses to Packing

  1. Jennifer says:

    Enjoy the well-earned down time. 🙂

  2. fbz says:

    Have a lovely trip, sounds fabulous.

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