Sexy, Sexy, Disney Knitting*

[by Amanda]

Currently I am freaking out about all the packing I have to do. Exactly one week from today I will be standing in Epcot with my family. This is our first major family trip. We have done a week at the beach here and there, but that's nothing like a week at Disney World, especially when it is the first time for two-thirds of the party. 

We have been planning this trip since this summer and I can't believe it's already time. I am so overwhelmed. Not only do I have to pack for 3 people, I also have to curate a playlist. I am a big believer that music can make or brake a long car ride.

In our family, we have 3 very diverse tastes in music. I believe I am the easiest to please, then Evelyn, but Adam, my husband, has a very narrow taste in music. So, I have to put enough sing-a-longs for the whole family and pepper in some stuff just Evelyn or I like. I generally make a huge playlist so I cover all the bases.

Last time I made a car trip playlist, it was for a 4 hour car ride and I had about 10 hours of music on the playlist. I try to have enough so there can be skips but no repeats. When other people look/listen to my playlists, my family is used to them, they are a bit baffled. The current playlist has 256 songs on it right now, I am still adding to it, and the songs range from John Mayer to Harry Connick Jr. to Hank Williams, plus everything in between. After I feel satisfied I have a good list going, I then I have to listen to it to make sure content is appropriate for young ears. I have skipped this step in the past and my daughter now knows some fairly inappropriate songs like Panic! At the Disco's "I Write Sins not Tragedies".  Total parent fail. 

Maybe if I knit with these needles it'll be okay...

Maybe if I knit with these needles it'll be okay...

Besides creating an epic road trip playlist, I have to plan my knitting. I am still working on Adam's sweater, plus I have a test knit I am working on. So those 2 projects are definite takes, I was thinking of taking a sock too.

I know I am not generally a sock knitter but I was thinking it could be nice to have a sock to knit while waiting in line. The problem is I am not sure I would pass security with my needles. I have looked online and found conflicting reports on what is allowed. Right now, my sock is on some carbon fiber DPN's and I think they look pretty intimidating, so I may change them to wood/ bamboo and see how it goes. I mean wood/bamboo is about the same as a pencil, right? What do you think, should I risk it or play it safe?

*Okay, so the title is completely random, but it got your attention, no?