Friday, March 6, 2015

Trouble With Travel Knitting


I'm leaving soon, for my long weekend with Anemone, and I still haven't quite decided what knitting to bring. I definitely don't want to bring work knitting, because I don't want to risk losing the paper that I write the pattern on as I knit it. I don't want to bring something too boring, and I don't want to bring something too complicated. I need something small, so it will fit in my purse easily, but not so small that I'll finish it an run out of knitting to do.

I always realize that the knitting is the part of a trip that stresses me out the most, but I'm never actually prepared for it when it happens. I haven't packed clothes yet either, but that's not stressing me out at all (part of that may be due to the fact that I still only own one pair of jeans, so there's not really much to stress over).

To be fair, I've gotten burned by travel knitting before. I've run out, or I got cross with a project, or I ended up only having a beaded lace stole to work on while watching scary movies in the dark and drinking wine (um, just don't ask how that ended).

Part of it too is that travel is fun, and feels like a fantastic opportunity to start a new project for the trip. I'm not letting myself do that this time because I have an awful lot of WIPs right now, and I feel bad enough about letting those ones languish without adding to their number. It feels like I haven't started a new project in forever, which is totally ridiculous, since in the last month alone I started and finished six whole projects (there's just a few you haven't seen, including Top Sekrit). So clearly I need to get a hold of myself.

Whatever i figure out, I had better do it soon. As per usual, Twitter and Instagram are the places to be if you want to know what I get up to in real-time. Otherwise, I'll see you on the other side, with a full recap.

6 comments:

  1. I'd probably choose socks - I love socks... interesting enough to keep me happy, but small enough to be portable :-)

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    1. I did end up bringing my current socks! As well as a couple of shawls for variety :)

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  2. that is why I over pack for my trips. I pick something easy, something complicated and something in between so I can suit my knitting mood. Can't wait to see what you picked :)

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    1. I always over pack, and it drives me crazy, because then I have less room for souvenir yarn!!

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  3. I tend to over pack knitting projects for travel- I have this ridiculous inflated idea of how fast I actually knit, and I'm terrified of running out of knitting. But I find that the simplest knits are often the ones that travel best, all the better if I don't really need to look at a chart or pattern to keep up with it.

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    1. I totally understand-last summer I ran out of knitting while I was away from home on two separate occasions, and it's made me paranoid! And you're right, simplicity is good :)

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