I've just cast on some basic, self-striping socks for my upcoming longest-car-ride-ever. My grandma passed away Saturday morning and we have to drive 750 miles to get there for the funeral.
I can't decide if it speaks poorly of me or well of the healing nature of knitting (one reason I love knitting so much is because it calms me. most of the time.) that one of my immediate thoughts upon learning we had to drive (stupid airline prices!) was "Crap! I'm not working on anything currently that is good travel knitting!" Hence, the socks. Then I remembered I have a drop-stitch shawl that I can bring too. Still, socks I can just shove in my purse too.
And this whole situation made me laugh because really? I'm not going to have a lot of knitting time. I'd like to think I could knit the entire journey in the car, but I know I'll have to pull out all the stops for The Toddler who is not going to be happy that he's strapped into a car seat for 12+ hours. But, god, I never want to run out of knitting when I go somewhere. I'm a light packer otherwise. :D