We were going skiing. Not just any skiing, we were going to take a 5 hour plane ride to Denver then drive 2 hours to Vail, rent a gorgeous condo and ski for 4 days. As I settled myself into my window seat on the 7:00 AM flight I naturally pulled out my knitting project (a baby blanket in hearts and tulip relief pattern) only to discover one knitting needle was missing! It was a size 6 US and I have no idea where I lost it. So I plugged in my headphones to watch some Jet Blue TV only to discover the jack wasn’t working so the free movie was garbled. Sigh. Next, I took out my iPad where I could entertain myself with the free Wi-Fi but it had updated and used all the battery. Double sigh. This was one of the rare flight I actually dozed.
And of course there was no stopping my husband on the way up the mountain to run to earth a new set of size six needles (and souvenir yarn, of course). He promised he would, but promises are cheap when there are no knitting shops in sight. I’ve never been more frustrated with a project simply because there was no possibility of knitting it (FOR 5 DAYS).