We all know the brain has two hemispheres - right and left. The right side supposedly controls the left side of the body, and the left brain is in charge of the right side.
(A favourite saying for us left-handers - If the right side of the brain controls the left side of the body, left handers are the only people in their right mind. But I digress...)
Basically, there is the logical left side of the brain, and the more flighty, more artistic right side.
My left brain is saying " you have a week at the cottage - during which you are rebuilding a deck, stacking a bushcord of wood, and looking after kid and husband, as well as socializing. You need 1 scarf, and perhaps a sweater to knit."
My right brain has me packing the following:
Wool for 4 crochet orphan scarves
Laceweight for a shawl I was pointed to - In the Pink - thanks Joan D.!
Elsbeth Lavold Silky Wool to make Tappen Zee (I've started this one already - why did it take me so long to knit with this delicious stuff??)
Knit Picks Heathered brown wool for a Leisl sweater- yummy.
2 pairs of socks - both started, and stalled for different reasons
a crochet bag in a lovely mossy green hemp
not to mention sixteen books (I love our local library) an entire reusable shopping bag of beads and beading supplies, and some supplies to make some cards for occasions coming up.
I like my right brain way better than my left brain.