It is far too early to start packing for my trip to India in February. But I love planning clothes and I tend to pack way, way ahead of time.
I am thrilled that I will have plenty of opportunity to wear saris. My dad told me that I'd need one for the ashram and he worried over where I would get one. I told him that I have at least ten and he was very surprised. He asked me to pack some for my mom to wear, as she doesn't have any and last time they were there she borrowed from my cousin.
I bought a fancy sequined one with a matching blouse that Dhurga talked me into ;) I think I will wear it for the temple dedication that we'll be going to.
Mom said that I should not pack all my saris, but I'm not sure how I will choose which ones to leave behind! I love them all.
I will also be packing all of my most flattering salwar suits. I have to leave room in my suitcase, though, so I can get some new ones. My parents visited a tailor near the ashram last time they were there and got me a suit that is still in great shape and I wear frequently. I hope to visit the same tailor and get to pick out the fabric and colors myself.
I'll be packing my bindis, I have some red ones, so I think I will wear those.
My favorite part of preparing for a trip is thinking about the clothes!
I also have to think about what I will bring to entertain myself on the long, long trip. I have to contact the airline and make sure that knitting needles are allowed. I can then choose some projects and some books.
I can't begin to tell you how excited I am about this trip!