I'm packing for a trip. At the last minute I always freak out because I might not have the right knitting project. It has to be somewhat compelling, but not difficult to keep track of, not require too much equipment, not too big, but not finished too fast.
I'm going to work on some new mittens. Here's the swatch.
I know most people hate swatching, but I love being able to do a miniature sample. It's a little tactile preview of what's to come. Fast and yet sometimes hard to get right--this actually took me a couple hours to decide on the embroidery stitches. But, if I figure out the right tension, materials, tools, the project usually works.
I wish I could swatch other aspects of life.