Monday, May 20, 2013

Let the Summertime commence!

Hells yeah it's summertime.
I always equate vacation with summertime. I'm still a 12-year-old at heart.

Despite it being, in fact, MAY, and not summer, I'm starting my vacation-going early this year with a trip to Alberta.  I'm going with the man; he has family out there.

I've never been further west than Sarnia, so I have not ever actually seen for-real mountains. I cannot tell you how excited I am for this.

We've arranged a stay in cabins (squee!) in the mountains (super squee!) in Jasper National Park.  I'm frantically reading up on local birds, and planning out the perfect WIPs to bring along for the trip.

What knitting project would you bring on a trip to a cabin in the mountains?

I'm hoping to have copious photos to share when I return. But for now I leave you with this vintage Hinterland Who's Who video of the Mountain Sheep.


Meredith MC said...

My husband once did some work in Montana in the mountains there. He said the big horn sheep wool clung to everything. He twisted and felted some of into a cord and together with a wood carving he did, turned it into a sculpture.
Anyway, have a great vacay. Cabins are awesome.
PS I'd bring two things- one that takes some concentration, and one easy to execute in low light.

Unknown said...

I think I'd want something that feels nice in the hands. A full day in the mountains followed by a cozy evening in a cabin calls for something that is equally pleasant to hold.

Meredith makes a great point about bringing something easy to work in low light, too.

Domics Pinnwand said...

Congratulation! We always go hiking in the Zillertal in Austria and I usually take my "normal" travelling project - socks... Well, at least something that has not more than 1 ball of yarn hanging on it at the same time. Will you be hiking from cabin to cabin or stay in the same cabin all the time? If changing location, I would opt for something lightweight, so socks again or a lace shawl...

Anonymous said...

I agree with Meredith and Jannifer. I would personally take something green or greenish. But that's just the color nut in me. Hope you have a great trip!

Anonymous said...

I'd take a couple of things to give you some variety. One you can do while chatting and possibly drinking in less than fantastic light and the other which, while still relatively straightforward, will add knitterly interest.