we have liftoff.

Quietly, in the background of things...
we've been packing up.

[Well, okay, maybe not so quietly... there's been some packing angst, and some hairy deadlines. But it's all better now, and we're still speaking to one another. Boyhood is just glad to have his wife back.]

You've probably already noticed the new countdown counter at right: but this time, it's not counting down to the wedding. It's counting the days, hours, and precious minutes of our delayed HONEYMOON!

What does it take to get a knitter out of town for three weeks?
Apparently this much:

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But you really want to know about the important stuff. How many projects?
1. The Unpattern Simple Sweater sample (Rowan RYC Cashsoft DK, in an olivey MC with turquoise trim).
2. "Nissa," a Rowan design out of the new Kidsilk Aura (in another olivey-green, but darker).
3. Some Regia socks for the plane.
4. Some Handmaiden Cashmere Silk and some beads for a holiday gift for someone who probably reads this blog...
5. "Rock and Weave" socks for a sample for Churchmouse.
6. Toe-Up Socks out of Blue Moon Socks That Rock in "Barney Rubble" colorway (for some teaching I'll be doing at Churchmouse in March) - using the great new article from this last summer's Interweave Knits (thanks, Pam!).

Boyhood proved his New Husband of A Knitter mettle by saying the other day:
"Don't forget to leave room for that yarn you have to get in Germany!"

What a keeper.