Help! What Crochet Projects Do I Pack?

I getting ready to head to Texas to hook up with members of the Crochet Liberation Front (want to join us? You can find info here.) I'm thrilled at the prospect of days of nothing but crochet! With lots of people who love crochet!

Eventually, I should check out what the weather will be like and figure out what to wear. But I've started with my most important packing.

Crochet! And lots of it. Too much, perhaps, for me to reasonably consider packing. Look–there's still room for a couple of shirts and a pair of pants. But, really? I might should consider paring down.

Here's what I have, along with my pro/con reasoning on whether to pack it.

Of note: I'll be there for five days. Lots of public crocheting, as well as off-time crocheting. And I don't need to pare it down to one project.

Dahlia Shawl by Lisa Naskrent (IC Spring 2011)

Pro: It's pretty! And portable. And the pattern repeat is pretty easy to remember.

Con: It's lace & even with an easy pattern repeat might call for some attention to where I'm putting the hook. Might be tricky when I'm also trying to talk to other crocheters.


Petal Pullover by Robyn Chachula (IC Spring 2011)

Pro: It's pretty! And I want to already have this sweater

Con: Not so portable, though, as the four-row pattern repeat here calls for some attention. It's not too hard, but it's possible to mix up the pattern if I'm multitasking. Also requires bringing several balls of yarn.


Cool Wave Shawl by Sheryl Means (IC Summer 2010)

Pro: It would be mighty nice if I could finish this, since our Crochet-Along officially ended March 31. (I've been working on this, but an elf has been coming in the night to add chains, so I will never really get to the end of the base chain). This is excellent plane crochet.

Con: Not excellent crochet-for-company, because I can't put it down until I do a complete forward pass and return pass—those stitches are vulnerable until they are bound off. And each row gets longer, calling for more time.

Sera Lace Top by Doris Chan (IC Fall 2007)

Pro: Love it! And it's almost done. In fact, I've done lots more since I took this picture just yesterday. If all goes well, I'll be packing this as an FO, so I'll have at least one thing to wear.

Con: No con.


Moth Wings Shrug by Mimi Alelis

Pro: Very portable. And tiny. Single motif is easily mastered. There's a crochet-along for support. The shrug is joined as I go, So I'll be able to gauge progress. And might even finish it in time to wear it this year!

Con: Very tiny.


So, there you have my options. What do you think I should pack?



(Of course, since I'm flying Southwest, I can take two bags for free! No, no. Must. Show. Restraint. Help!)

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