Packing for Iceland!

I’m leaving for Iceland in a few hours, and I’m VERY VERY EXCITED. Here are some shots I took of my packing yesterday. I spread everything out on my bed, so I could get a good sense of what was missing, what I still needed, and holy moly I think I’m overpacking! (I have since decided my fleece and snow pants were overkill and opened up half a suitcase.) The stuff on the left is boring stuff like pants and shirts and LOTS of wool tights. I spared you photos of my underwear.

This is the more exciting stuff. Knits! On the top row there are patterned socks that I use as samples for my class. On the bottom row are boring stockinette socks that I’m going to wear to keep warm. And there’s a hat that Anne knit me. And mittens that Kristi knit me that I wore on my last trip to Iceland.

Let’s take a closer look at those sock samples. We have, from left to right: Marilinda, BFF, Clandestine, Monkey size L, Lindsay, Rambutan, Gothic Spire, Monkey size S, Devon, Makoto, and Daphne. Which one is your favorite?

Of course, I wasn’t going to just throw all those precious handknits into my suitcase. They are lovingly placed in these Cookie A Sock Club bags which are perfect for travel.

I managed to whittle down my knitting to only 3 project bags. I almost added another but decided that I’m pretty sure I’m going to pick up some yarn in Iceland. I think they have a lot of it there. What’s inside each bag? I can’t tell you!

And… what else is exciting? I packed my swim suit because we will definitely go into some geothermal pools. I must try knitting in one! And, I may not have shaved my legs (sorry if that was TMI), but I did manage to get a pedicure so I can show off my feet when I’m not wearing socks.


9 Responses to “Packing for Iceland!”

  1. Lori says:

    I love the pictures of the socks. I really like seeing ones I’ve made before – hello Cookies, Devon, and BFF. I was really inspired though by your plain Stockinette socks – so practical and comfortable (and mindless). Have mindful, exciting time in Iceland! So jealout

  2. Fraydis says:

    My favorite socks are Clandestine and the brigt red Makoto. Looking forward to your class here in Iceland on sunday

  3. Kei says:

    When I first saw the first photo, I thought..

    “Wow, Cookie LOVES socks.”

    …and then it occurred to me that this may be a work related trip. I love it that you do your plain stockinette socks in variegated yarn 🙂

    Have a great trip!

  4. Brandi says:

    I love your socks. I’m still working on creating a sock wardrobe. I’m sure your trip to Iceland will rock!

  5. Rani says:

    I’m GREEN with envy! My family has roots over there. Last time I was there, I could only find yarn in grocery stores, gas stations and a local flower shop!

    The socks spread out like that are so pretty – how could we choose a favorite!? Love the kit bags, too.

    HAVE FUN! Put some of that Icelandic mud on your face when your in the blue lagoon (Bláa lónið).

  6. Judy says:

    have a wonderful trip! love the picture of your sock rainbow!

  7. Akaleia says:

    Bon voyage! Have a nice trip!
    Greetings from Germany

  8. Jennifer says:

    Hmmm…. hard to pick a favourite. My favourite colours are all the ones on the right, especially the Devon.

    I think I’m most intrigued by the idea that you wear plain stockinette socks. That gives me heart and makes me happy.

    Have a fabbity fab fab time in Iceland. We all wish we could join you.

  9. Catherine says:

    All the socks are lovely.
    I’m so glad a ZigZagStitches bag went to Iceland! I’m enjoying reading about your adventures.