Making this list here because I'll be more likely to "find" it than if I wrote it on a post-it or something!
Pre-cruise (David thinks we will see a movie the day we are in Ft. Laud. Hahahaha...he can see the movie while I shop if the theater is in the mall!):
new Salomons (I just knew I'd regret tossing them when I left Oki!)
some kind of bag with a zipper that I can take to the pool or out to the ports. Something that a book, sunscreen, etc. will fit in.
and I wouldn't be sad if a really cute sundress or two hopped into my shopping bag.
Vera Bradley coin purse. I love using my clip-zip ID case for my id & cards and maybe a 20 dollar bill, but I don't like having coins and more bills stuffed in there. I have a coin purse, but it would be too irritating to use the same one for pounds and dollars.
New books- I'm taking 2 for the plane/cruise (if they both fit!), but I'll probably be ready for more. I'm hoping to find the Sookie Stackhouse novels (by Charlaine Harris) in paperback. Starting with Dead Until Dark, Living Dead in Dallas, Club Dead and Dead to the World. There are 5 other books in the series, but at least that would be a good start.
Yarn and lots of it: (I figure I have plenty of time to knit right now, I might as well make a stock-pile of gifties for showers and the like) If you're not a knitter (and even if you are) this will probably bore you...it's mostly for my information, so I don't have to keep track of a piece of notebook paper. If you are a knitter and decide to keep reading, let me know if you've made any of the projects and recommend or un-recommend one of the yarns I have listed! And I'm not actually buying yarn for all of these projects! But it will be good to have a list so if I'm inspired by a color combo or in the mood for a certain project, I'll know what I need, without having to do more research on Ravelry...after all, I am making good use of the time I should be using to pack for my trip right now by doing my research on Rav.
(# of skeins x # of colors)
For dishcloths- Lion Cotton, Lily Sugar & Cream, Bernat Bamboo, Bernat CottonTots, Peaches & Cream, Bernat Organic Cotton
For baby blankies--I think all of these patterns are crochet! I loved how fast the blankie I made for a friend's shower this spring worked up!
(Tiramisu) TLC Cotton Plus 5x1 + 1x1/Lion Brand Cotton Ease 5x1/Caron Simply Soft 3x1 or 2x1 + 1x1
(Ripple) Bernat CottonTots 3x3
(Wool Eater) Caron Simply Soft 5xWhite + 1x7
(Vintage Vertical Stripe) Vanna's Choice 2x2 + 4x2
(Round Ripple) Caron Simply Soft 1x7 or 2x2 or 1x5/Bernat Softee Baby 2x2
(Sweet Pea) Vanna's Choice Baby 2x3
(Beth's Little Star Afghan...this is the one I made for my friend. Think it could be SO MUCH cuter in different color combos!!) Caron Simply Soft 1x4 + 2x2 or 1x3 + 2x1/TLC Baby Amore 1x8/Vanna's Choice 2x3 or 2x4 or 2x1+3x1
For baby hats:
(general) Bernat Softee Baby/Lion Brand Cotton Ease/Caron Simply Soft/Bernat CottonTots 1x1
(Inca Snowflake) Noro Kureyon 1x1
(Little Pumpkin/Apple Hat) Vanna's Choice/RedHeart Soft yarn 1x3 (red or orange, brown, green)
(Cherry-O) Rowan Handknit DK Cotton 1x3
For soakers (two of my friends are having babies this summer and cloth diapering):
Lion Brand Fisherman's Wool/Cascade 220/Paton's Classic Wool Merino 1x1 or 1x2
For misc. baby gifties:
(Saartje's Booties) Bernat Softee Baby/Lion Brand Cotton Ease 1x1 or 1x2
(Ribbed Baby Jacket) Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran (for a special baby!) 3-4x1/Vanna's Choice 2x1
(Legwarmies) Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino/Berocco Comfort DK 1xeach stripe color
(Bella's Mittens) Lion Brand Jiffy 2x1
(Evangeline) Lion Brand Wool Ease/Cascade 220/Patons Classic Wool Merino 1x1
(Mosey) Paton's Classic Wool Merino 3x1
(Some Cloudy Day) Paton's Classic Wool Merino 2x1
(Winter Legs) Vanna's Choice 1x2
(Cabled Legwarmers) Vanna's Choice 2x1
For a treat for myself:
(Rusted Root) Lion Brand Cotton Ease 3x1
And, if I happen upon a super-sale:
(Simply Marilyn) Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Super Chunky 10x1
(Noro Striped Scarf) Noro Silk Garden 1x2 + 2x1