Saturday, June 28, 2008

Off we go

Well, I think we're packed, barring a few last-minute things. Rick is helping me save my presentation from a PC, rather than a Mac (which turns out to be a good thing, as his PC balked at reading a few images, but we've fixed that). It's going on a thumb drive and a CD, just to be sure. And I need to copy my handouts, but other than that, we're good to go.

I finished the hat. Pictures aren't so good, as the camera is packed, but for what it's worth, here it is.
Yes, it's blocking on a pot. I keep rotating it so it won't have funny sticky-out bits where the handles are.
You can see the top better there, I think. I wasn't so happy with the pattern qua pattern, although I do like the hat enough that I would even knit it again. The brim is knitted in the remnants of alpaca yarn from Rick's Paris-Roubaix mitts, and the top is the BMFA geisha yarn from Simurgh. The pattern is Keara (I think I linked to it in my last post).

It should be dry before we head out. This is the part of getting ready that kills me: the puttering. Once we're on the road, with passports, tickets, and money, anything else can be done without or, if we're desperate, bought. But while I'm still here, it seems like I should keep thinking of things (so I ask myself questions like, "Should I bring a couple of extra articles to read on the way? What if I sound like an idiot, and reading those articles would have helped?"; I'll probably go put a few in my bag after I'm done posting, just in case -- as if a couple of articles will save me from idiothood at this stage. If I'm going to sound like an idiot, I'm going to sound like an idiot.).

I'm not sure how much I'll be able to post once I'm there, but I'll see what I can do. Take care!

14 comments:

Carrie K said...

You'll sound polished and professional, I promise.

Blocking on a pot? BRILLIANT! You really do have mad work around skilz.

Now go, and wow them, and have fun.

the boogeyman's wife said...

great hat! you'll be great i bet. last minute puttering always gets to me too. enjoy the flights!

Rachel said...

Have a great trip and the best presentation ever! Your hat looks nice and the drying method brilliant:)

Marianne said...

You're going to be great, you are great, and fine. Love the hat, I knew you could do it.
Have fun, good journey and... make good time :^)

KnitNana said...

Have a SAFE TRIP! And a wonderful one..! Love the hat!

Knock 'em dead!
((((hugs)))

Samantha said...

Lovely hat, and I'm sure you'll wow them with your presentation, too!
Last minute puttering for me ends when we get on teh boat - anything I've fogotten by then will just have to be done without!

Stell said...

you will be fine, all people who rush off to add reading to their bags are fine, its the ones who don't that we worry about. Now that hat, its lovely - although part of me wants to see some one wear it with the pot handles over the ears don't you?
see you soon!
Stella

Helen said...

Have a lovely time, and I'm sure your paper will go really well.

tracy at woollies.wordpress.com said...

Have a great trip! I've just been catching up on your blog after a long time away from the computer--I have so much to say, but will just wish you a happy and safe trip, and best of luck with your presentation!

Bea said...

Cute! Good luck!

Mary Lou said...

Have a wonderful trip. The hat looks good and I'm sure you will not sound the least bit idiotic!

Rachael said...

Have a wonderful trip!!!

Katie said...

I am sure you have everything you need. Have and wonderful trip and I can't wait to see pictures!!

Alisha said...

I love the hat!!!