Travel Knitting is hard guys, you want something that is interesting to work on, compact enough to give you the most bang for your buck, but also simple enough that it won’t suffer when its put down and picked back up, in possibly unexpected moments.
My last travel project was my color affection shawl, which was great for a week wandering Europe. This is a much, much shorter trip. Just a weekend in Orlando. Some sun and going to Hogwarts, and heading back during the superbowl. I expect most of my knitting time to be on the plane this trip. My first thought was to start another massive shawl, but that would likely then stay on the needles for ages when I got back. I hope to finish the baby blanket before I leave, as that takes up much too much space at its current size to be a good travel project.
I thought about starting a sweater but I would want it to be with the Empire I just wound and no. Remember that compact rule? As much as I love it, my “purse” can’t just be filled with yarn. I mean I could start a sweater with the Neighborhood Fiber Co worsted I have but I still haven’t chosen a pattern. So much indecision on my end. The rainbow-along starts today and I have wanted to make some mitts from my rainbow handspun. That would likely be a good pattern to travel with…you know once I choose a pattern.
Have you sensed a theme yet? Pattern choosing…Project choosing…heck even yarn choosing…it’s all hard.