I’m away for a week’s break, and obviously the packing of creative sustenance was a top priority!
I switched up the steps on a current make so that I could work on the hand stitched hem whilst separated from my sewing machine. It helps that the fabric I’m working with is a light, portable silk that takes up hardly any room in my case.
I pack my knitting in its own bag and make sure to read forwards in the instructions. Might I need to take any extra equipment with me as the knitting speeds along on holiday?
It’s not that I can’t switch off (though there is that), but my holidays are the few days of the year when I can really kick back and dedicate a goodly amount of time to relaxed making. In the pub, propped up in bed, out on the patio.
Don’t you just love the books you find in holiday rentals? Though this collection could easily make me weep. I swear if I buried my face between those pages, I’d inhale the scent of my own childhood and other, long forgotten holidays of endless summers, rock pools and picnic blankets. I wonder where Katharine is now…?