Monday, March 26, 2007

I'm going home!

I just got off the phone with the airline and I'm going home to Germany on April 3! It's so exciting because I haven't been there for almost 6 years now and because I haven't seen my sister since my wedding almost 4 years ago. Now I'm frantically looking around the house for something to knit. Something I can take on 9 hour flights and something I can knit while jetlagged and something I can knit while I'm there. I know I'll buy yarn when I get there, but I'm not going on a 6 week trip without bringing some extra knitting, just in case.

Now if only I can get rid of this nasty cold before I go...

27 comments:

gourdongirl said...

I bet you just can't wait to get there. Enjoy your trip.

fleegle said...

Can you actually take needles on the plane to Germany? Hope so! Have a lovely time!

ps. Addi needles are made in Germany, right? you could hire a tractor trailer and do a night raid :)

The Fluffy Ewe said...

How wonderful!! I'd love to go to Germany to look at the castles.

What about a raglan sweater? After you get the top done its pretty much all knitting in the round for the body and the sleeves too. I'm working on one for the oldest.

Have fun!!

cathy said...

Have fun:) Where in Germany are you going?

As for knitting, what about a lace shawl with an easy pattern. It's lightweight, you can use airline friendly bamboo needles, and lace takes up so little space.

Poops said...

How do you say "Bon Voyage" in German I wonder?

Have a nice trip! We'll miss you! Take lots of pictures!

cpurl17 said...

How exciting! A trip to Germany. Looks like you've got some great knitting suggestions there. I'd probably bring socks on the plane because they're so portable.

TheKnittingBee said...

Have a great trip! I love the Roedel Wolle yarn shop (I think it's a West German chain, I've only ever seen them in West Germany). I think my eyes nearly fell out of my head when I saw the quality, beauty, and cheapness of the yarn they had there! Sadly there was 'only' room for 11 balls in my luggage, but next time I'll be taking a bigger case ;)

Elspeth said...

I'm so jealous! All that knitting time and I hear they have yarn in their convenience stores over in Germany! Have a great trip!

Bonnie said...

Six weeks in Germany--how wonderful! And at such a pretty time of year.

i agree, a raglan sweater done in the round would be a great take-along project for a six-week trip.

Where are you going?

ladylinoleum said...

Very cool! I usually end up bringing more yarn on a trip than clothes. It's a sickness, I know.

Not just another said...

YAY! Have lots of fun, and enjoy your trip. Will you have time to check in with us? I'll miss you!

rincaro said...

Wow! How exciting! Have a fabulous time!

Jessica said...

YAY! I'm so excited for you! I can't wait to visit home after I move. I can't imagine not going for 6 years. Thankfully I'm moving within the country (even if it's the farthest spot away). I hope you feel better. I'm starting to worry that my cough won't go away before I leave either!

Annie said...

Wow! Fantastic!! I hope you have a wonderful trip!!! If you are trying to get over a cold, see if you can get in with an acupuncturist- works wonders!!

Annie said...

Oh! And I'll add that whenever I go to the UK I bring a set of Denise needles- I have sizes for most everything, and they don't show up on the scanners when in my carry on, but since they're hollow plastic, they'd be ok if they did, or so BA told me!

k-good-row said...

Sorry Batty! That cold you have sounds exactly like what I got hit with. Really sore throat, fever, stuffy head, aches and pains, that's what I've been fighting. Anyway, get well soon!

I'm sure you'll find some knitting to bring with you to Germany. Sometimes it's just hard to narrow it all down to one or two projects.

IrishgirlieKnits & PashyKnits said...

YEah!! What a great problem to have....my favorite...what knitting to pack!!! Have a fabulous trip!! April 3rd will be here before you know it!! fun fun fun!!

Dipsy said...

Oh, that's fantastic news indeed! Yay for that and congratulations! I hope you're not going to have any problems with taking the needles onto the plane - I tried this last year with 2 inner-European flights and failed miserably - I think they still think I'm a terrorist! Argh!

Carina said...

Yay! Oh, that sounds like a great trip. Going home to see everyone always feels good (at least, in the end).

Would wooden needles be okay? What about crochet? There's a cool crocheted shawl pattern in Lily Chin's latest book.

Sue, aka seiding said...

Yay! Home is a great place to visit! Hope your cold ends real soon!

Rain said...

Have a fabulous time and enjoy your trip.

weezalana said...

So excited for you! And for six weeks, how freaking fun!

Socks, take socks! On ML! :) Tip - put the projects in clear ziploc bags. Keeps them from pawing through your yarn.

Oooo, if you run across any Holz & Stein needles while you're they're, stock. up. They are the most divine wooden needles, especially in ebony.

fleegle said...

I will post about the gift basket tomorrow.

Glad you liked my interpretation of Japanese knitting symbols. At least your head didn't explode :)

Larjmarj said...

6 Weeks! That's a lot of beer! ;-)
Have a great time...hmmmm German sock yarn LOTS of it!

Knittypants said...

How exciting! Have a wonderful, wonderful trip!!

Stilaholic Nartian knits said...

How exciting! Wishing you a safe and fun trip.

Cynthia said...

OK, never mind, I found when you're leaving ;)

Let me know where to send the socks! I'll probably be done with them by the time you leave!