So what kind of crafting projects do you choose for your vacations? Do you choose something simple & mindless (why stress about something while on vacation?) or do you go all out for something complicated?
For myself, I pretty much choose mindless projects for when I’m traveling for vacation – that way I don’t have to carry charts or anything around. But I’m going to do something different when I’m on vacation next week. I’m not going to be doing any traveling beyond a trip to Seattle on the weekend to see my two favorite baseball teams play but that’s about it! So it’ll mainly be a “staycation” and I decided to challenge myself.
(both of these photos courtsey of Erica Jackofsky)
I don’t often knit lace – I do think it’s pretty, but it’s just not usually something I gravitate towards. But when Erica Jackofsky released the newest pattern from her Shades of Green collection, it totally caught my eye. The pattern is Blackberry Blossom Scarf & it’s so pretty! I really liked that it was so versatile – I don’t often wear my shawlettes but I do wear a lot of scarves & cowls. So I immediately snapped it up!
Then I realized that there is beading! And nupps! I’ve never done that before! So here was a good challenge for me.
There are over 300 beads on the cast on! So I hunkered down last night & strung them all on
I like the beads I chose a lot, but man, did it take a long time to string them on.
I thought I was going to lose my mind!
So to start my vacation, I’ll be doing a 600+ long tail cast on with these beads, something I’ve never done before.
What do you think? Am I crazy for tackling this when I’m suppose to be relaxing? What have been some of your more successful vacation projects?
(Psst: In case this ends up making me too crazy, I also bought Erica’s other new pattern, Peridot Tunic, which is now part of IDP.)