Okay...I admit it. I have taken my sewing machine along with me on vacation. Sometimes warm oceans and sandy beaches and just aren't all they're cracked up to be ;)
But, in my defense, I've only done that twice. I will admit, however, that I'm not an outdoor-type girl. I don't like being hot. When I'm in the sun for more than 15 minutes, I begin the process of burn-freckle-peel. And, did I mention that I'm a mosquito magnet? I must have succulent flesh, because I can be standing beside my husband and he doesn't attract a single insect. But I return to the great indoors covered with silver-dollar-sized welts that itch for days.
I'm an indoor-type girl. All I need to have a good time is some air conditioning, a comfortable chair, and a puzzle to work on. For me, a vacation is a change in the routine. It's a time to get together with my family. It's a time when the stresses of life are forgotten for a short period of time and I have few responsibilities.
But, sometimes during a vacation, my CWS flares up. (Craft Withdrawal Syndrome) If I don't work on a craft project for long periods of time, I get restless, irritable, and short-tempered. (This is not to be confused with PMS) The only cure for CWS is to have a craft at hand. Even a few minutes of crafting can lessen the intensity of these symptoms.
It's good to know that wherever you are in the US, a Walmart is no more than 15 minutes away. In a pinch, I can go there and pick up a skein of yarn and a crochet hook. It's a quick, inexpensive cure when the symptoms flare up.
These are some baby blankets I have crocheted during bouts of CWS. In spite of the nagging symptoms, I think they turned out pretty well :)
For more details about these blankets, check out my Etsy shop. :)