On Wednesday, I’m off to the US for nearly a month, which I’m MASSIVELY excited about and have been looking forward to for absolute ages. For a knitter, travelling means travel knitting, and a month is a long time, so I’m going the multiple project route.
Now, for me, ideal travel knitting is something that is
- portable – no beaded shawls or fair isle with eight colours
- easy enough to memorise that it does not require constant access to pattern
- not so boring you end up wanting to stab your eyes out (that’s for TV knitting).
Having considered this, I’ve decided on three projects.
My Tube Socks, which are about 75% done. Good, mindless knitting, made fun by the stripes. (I’m not kidding, it really does make it fun. I don’t know why, but it does.) I don’t think I’ll risk knitting on the plane – last time I had my knitting in my carry-on I was stressed out about someone taking my needles at every layover, and didn’t knit a single row anyway, plus I have a book I’ve been counting down the days til its release to read – but it should be good for semi-social situations.
Jackson Square, which I’ve had planned since June and am really looking forward to. The main body of the shawl is simple enough to make it ideal travel knitting, really.
And in the unlikely event I finish both of those things, the backup project is Catkin, because I have the yarn for it waiting for me in the US.
I may not be as active on the blog whilst across the pond – too busy eating turkey! – but since I am going to see The Day of the Doctor in the cinema (eeee!) I should hopefully at least have something to say about that!1