Sometimes it pays to travel light. The other day I left the house for a marathon session of errands, appointments and meetings. I was going to be gone for hours but was encouraged by the fact that there would be plenty of waiting time to fill with knitting. I grabbed my knitting bag without a glance and was on my merry way.
At the first opportunity for some knitting, I pulled out my bag. I found my sock project without too much digging, but surely I'd brought my new shawl project. I dug a little deeper. Still no shawl project. I emptied the entire bag, searching like the project was playing hide-and-go-seek with me. I came up empty-handed. I usually have a minimum of two projects with me, but the only one I had in tow was the sock. The heel flap was finished, and it was waiting patiently for me to pick up stitches.
I was disappointed, to say the least, but tried to find the silver lining. I was really looking forward to working on that shawl but consoled myself with the fact that at least I had the sock with me. I still had hours and hours to go. Imagine if I didn't have any knitting? Yes, things could definitely be worse.
As I made my way through the next several hours, I worked on that sock whenever I had a chance. When all was said and done, I finished the first sock and started the second one.
Not too bad for a day of on-the-go knitting.