This is your brain on yarn:
That's the yarn I think I want to take with me tomorrow when I go to visit my family for 2 1/2 weeks. And that's AFTER paring it down.
You can also take that to be a metaphor (hmm, or a simile) for what my mind feels like right now.
I don't travel well. I like to think that I do, I sometimes pretend that I do, but I obsess over packing for a trip to visit my parents the way some people would obsess over packing for a three-month trek to Nepal. And I'll still wind up forgetting three or four things. The top four things I forget, every time? Toothbrush, deodorant, contact case, meds. You know, the stuff you use EVERY DAY.
That, and instead of knitting Christmas presents for the last month and a half, I've been trying to update and promote my shop on etsy, so I'm trying to bring yarn for every gift I think I might have time to start, as well as all the UFO's. Not to mention all my knitting needles. So after that, there's room for a couple of pairs of socks and whatever I happen to wear on the plane, assuming I remember to get dressed at all.
So that's my excuse, albeit not a very good one, for not updating y'all about the winner of the drawing. And the winner is:
Marie of Knitted Gems!
She'll win these:
Plus a few things that are just not going to get photographed, the way I'm going! ARGH!
I think I need to lie down.