It's a little embarrassing to admit that I've been thinking about what to bring for a so long. In fact, the other day I texted my sister:
Me: "I don't know what knitting to bring to the cabin!"
Sister: "On no! how much time do you have to decide?"
Me: "Six days..."
You see, even a week before the trip I begin to panic that I might not be adequately armed with projects. But now I think I have it narrowed down. A few days ago I started Ashby so that I'd have it in the works for the trip. For a project like this I like to have it at least started so that if there are any troubles with the pattern or yarn, I'll know about it before I'm in the middle of the North Dakota wilderness.
That's the first half of the border, but I predict that by the time I climb into the car, I'll have the border finished and will have preferably picked up the stitches to begin the body of the shawl. (I'm knitting this shawl in Cascade 220.)
Then I have a lace shawl prototype in the works and I figured there's no better time to finalize the charts than while sitting outside soaking up the sun and listening to the wind blow through the trees.
And although I know that both of these projects will provide more than enough knitting for the trip, I'll also be bringing enough yarn for two pairs of socks as an insurance policy. I don't really knit socks, but I kind of like wearing them and I figured a long car ride or a rainy day at the cabin might force me to make some. Socks will also be much more mindless than designing a lace shawl or knitting cables, so it will be nice to have them around. And before you ask, yes, the yarn for the socks is blue. Yes, both pairs. I know what I like.
What do you guys bring with you when you're planning for a trip?