Packing for Chain Link

Packing for my annual trip to the CGOA Chain Link conference is always an interesting experience.

First I need to choose a minimal amount of clothing.  I want to have plenty of room when heading back to fit all the wonderful yarn I won’t be able to resist.

Then choose crochet items to go with clothing.  Why haven’t I made more stuff for myself lately?!  Ugh!

Look desperately thru sketch pad and stash for quick projects and yarn to make up a few nice items.   Get lost and distracted by the stash, the sketch pad and the stitch dictionaries.

Completely cover guest bed with the various items I want to include.

Re-discover pieces I forgot about, check to see if any will work for this trip.  Realize that I’ve got 10 more ideas I want to create proposals for to bring with me.  Realize there are only 5 days left until I leave for Greensboro.  Run around in circles screaming with waving arms, frightening the cat and amusing the children.

After finished with above exercise resume packing in a calm and orderly manner.  Make sure not to forget the chocolate.