WIP Wednesday: April 1, 2015

No jokes or April Fools here.  Just works in progress.

Cormo

As I mentioned in my post about the St. Augustine Spin In, I spun a couple ounces of Cormo at the event.  I’m still loving this fiber!

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Clapotis

When I got home from the Spin In, I collapsed on the couch and did some knitting.  I’ve never knit a clapotis, so cast one on.  I was thinking I might bring this to India as travel knitting, but at the rate I’m going, I’ll be done before I leave.  I’m in the middle of the 4th repeat on the straight section.  I’m almost at the end of my second ball of yarn and I only have 2 more.  This means I’m close to halfway through the shawl.  I won’t do all 12 repeats of the straight section, but I will get 8 to 9 repeats and that should be fine since I’m a short person!

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Master Handknitter Level 1

Today I went through the instructions again and made myself a checklist covering all the tasks that must be completed for Level 1.  I am registered to attend the TKGA Conference in San Diego in late July, and I’m hoping that I can finish all of Level 1 before I go.  I’d really like to finish by late May or early June so that I can submit and possibly get back my reviewed binder before the conference, but given how much traveling I’m doing over the 6 weeks, it seems unlikely that I’ll be able to do it.

Travel Plans

It is amazing how much work it is to prepare to travel to India!  I got 5 shots of immunizations, a series of pills to take for a 6th, plus antimalarial and antidiarrhea prescriptions.

Two of these were for my husband's; the rest of those needles were for me.  He'd already had many of the necessary immunizations because of his previous travel.

Two of these were for my husband’s; the rest of those needles were for me. He’d already had many of the necessary immunizations because of his previous travel.

I applied for Global Entry, a program which makes the process of going through customs on the return trip much easier.  That program required an interview, so I went and did that.  We started applying for the travel visa and realized we needed additional information, so I went about procuring that.  I called our credit card, cell phone carrier, and health insurance company to let them know we are traveling and find out if I needed to do anything with them before we left.  There’s a lot more, but I can’t remember it all!

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