Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Travel Plans

Under a month to go now until our holidays, a trip that has been booked for so long I was beginning to feel it would never happen! All that lead time should mean every last detail is sorted but of course they're not, though I like to think that the important things have been - like the travel knitting project - everyone knows socks are a perfect travel project and for a longer trip - take longer socks:
Amanda (if you've never visited with Amanda click this link to see her BEAUTIFUL Aeolian Shawl) asked whether I thought they'd stay up - as written I had my doubts so I added in a line of eyelets just above the ribbing so I can add a pretty ribbon garter. I'm having a hard time resisting knitting these but I want to make sure I have a good long stretch of knitting to go for the airport and flight time. (I also like to imagine that I need to stop at this point to make sure that there is enough knitting in hand so that I won't finish the project before the flight home - I will never accept how slowly I knit!)

We're flying into Seattle and then down to Portland where we'll spend most of a week while I'm working and I get a day at the end of that week work free, for which important thing number two has been sorted - a lovely looking yarn shop to visit: Close Knit.

Then we get in to the less firm plans, we want to visit the Oregon coast and think hiring a car is the best option, and then we want to get the Cascades train up to stay in Seattle for a few days before we fly home. There we're hoping that we can sample the delights of Delancey.

So who would have guessed that knitting and food are the fixed points in the itinerary of a trip I'm taking?! Any suggestions of places we must see most welcome.

14 comments:

The Blonde Duck said...

It sounds like you're all ready set up for a lovely time!

Geek Knitter said...

Portland?!?

That's less than two hours from me! Off to friend you in Ravelry, maybe we can arrange a meetup?

Powell's Books, you must see Powell's Books for sure

Charity said...

Ooooh, I'm getting so excited for you!! You *must* go to Delancey, so I can live vicariously through you! :o)

Rose Red said...

Overseas holidays - am so envious! I always way over-estimate the amount of knitting I'll get through when I go away - I think long socks is a great idea!

marycatharine said...

Your plans sound great! I don't have any real suggestions but the Oregon coast is beautiful no matter where you go.

Petit Filoux said...

No suggestions I'm afraid but a question - how can you take your knitting needles on the plane??! Won't they be considered as a potential weapon?!

Bells said...

Oh yes. What a great trip you are going to have. YOu're going to see some fabulous places - all the while knitting and eating. My kind of holiday. I agree on the long socks. V important!

T. said...

My travel plans always involve eating and knitting! Seattle is a cool city and the Oregon coast in amazing - just driving down it is awesome. Next time you'll have to drive north to the neighbouring country (b/c it's AWESOME - not that I'm biased....)

dr k said...

agree with rr re the knitting less than you think. esp given you will have so many wonderful things to look at! jealous (1000)!!!

Marianne said...

YAY!!! Sounds like a wonderful trip and yes, Delancey for culinary delights! The plum crumble sure looks good :^)
You should try and hit Little Knits while you're in Seattle!
and while you're in Portland, give my regards to NW Lovejoy (once upon a time I lived on Lovejoy :^)

Linda said...

Wow! That sounds like a fab trip. Have fun and enjoy. x

Kyoko said...

Hello!
Oh I am so jealous. This is so exciting. I always take a huge knitting project (my favourite part of travel).
The socks is looking very pretty. I can't wait to see the FO.
Have a great time!

Rachel said...

Hey--you are coming to my state! :) I'm sure you'll enjoy both Portland and Seattle...if you like cities, those are 2 of the best! The coast is a must. Also try to make your way to Powell's bookstore in Portland...and if there on a weekend head to the Market on the River...amazing craft/food market!

amanda said...

I am so envious of you! Portland is apparently filthy with fab yarn stores!

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