Although we may complain that holiday’s are too commercial, in our hearts we recognize they are really about family – why else would we all spend so many hours fighting traffic or security lines at the airport trying to get to our loved ones?
Those of us with kids are inextricably linked with millions of other families to the school calendar. As soon as that bell rings we will be hectically juggling schedules, secreting gifts into luggage (don’t forget the Christmas stockings), and arranging for pet feedings with a goal of getting everyone and everything piled into an overstuffed car so we can actually pull out of the driveway in time to ride over the hill to grandma’s house for a bit of Christmas Eve cheer and get those kids snuggled into beds so Santa knows where to find them.
In our case, the drive from San Francisco to San Diego (no hope of snow there) can take anywhere from seven to nine hours. That means seven or more hours of uninterrupted butt-in-seat time, a.k.a. knitting time. Long boring roads? No problem. Traffic jams? So what! They just mean more guilt free knitting time. After all, what else could I be doing?
This gives me something to add to my long list of pre-holiday travel to do’s. No bulky projects or complex tables to read (guaranteed to bring on car sickness). Last minute gifts are my usual project of choice but I have joined in on the ‘no knit gifts’ concept so I think I’ll just pick something that interests me – how fun. Maybe I’ll finish up my winter hat so I can tell you about it or play with some new ideas I have for that Venezia wool/silk that’s just so yummy to fondle.
Car knitting. Check. √