Tuesday, September 18, 2007

New challenges

Tomorrow, I undertake a new challenge, one that will tax my mind, my body, and most of all, my patience.

Tomorrow, Vivian and I will take our first flight together.

If you happen to be on our Southwest flight to Tucson tomorrow, let me apologize in advance. Yes, she is 11 weeks old. Aren't you glad this isn't a very long flight? Me too.

I have packed the diaper bag with exceeding care: Clorox wipes, Purell, disposable changing pads, extra onesie for Viv and extra tank top for me (in case of diaper explosions). I have saline nose spray/drops to help her ears adjust to the altitude, and a bottle to feed her as we land. I bought her a seat so
that we can keep her in her car seat. I hope it's enough.

On the knitting front, I've been working on presents that I can't share yet -- pictures to come when I can. I think I've made up my mind on what to do for Viv's stocking: the striped Funky Stocking from
Handknit Holidays. I know I was thinking it should be cabled, to be similar to Eliza's, but I think it's even better that Vivian's will be completely different.

So here are my color thoughts:
Orange & White Stripes with Green Heel & Cuff

This colorway (in Laines Du Nord Softlight from elann.com) is very pumpkin-y, which
would fit, but I don't want Viv to get burned out on orange & green and grow to hate them. But then again, I'm her mom -- she's got to hate something I've done, and my color choices are probably the lesser of many evils.

Here's my other thought:
Red & White Stripes with Green Heel & Cuff

This colorway (in Peruvian Pure Alpaca also from elann.com) is more traditional Christmas-y.

Decisions, decisions. I will probably end up buying the yarn for both (it's elann - it's not that expensive, especially for a project that is effectively 1 large sock) and deciding when I can compare them to each other. Does any one out there have any opinions on these colors?


Faith said...

I'm a big fan of the more traditional xmas colors but probably because I'm Jewish...

mel said...

Good luck with the flight! Zig was about the same age when I flew with him to Palm Springs. A pacifier and gentle rocking helps. I know Viv doesn't like pacifiers, neither did Zig, but for some reason he was happy to it on that flight. If all else fails, there is nature's pacifier. :)

I vote for the traditional colors myself, but that's because I like red better than orange any day. Ok, and I'm a bit of a holiday purist.

Marie said...

I like version 2 best. Hi to Jen & family when you see them :)

Teresa Peschke said...

Hope the flight went well, I guess i'm the only one but i like the pumpkin colors way better. They just say viv.

MonkeyGurrrrrl said...

Wow. Flying with an infant. You are way more brave than I could ever be.

I like the traditional colors, too, but only b/c I like the deeper jewel tones, not because of any quasi-religious reasons.