Thursday, August 16, 2018

On Travel Knitting

I didn't get a lot of knitting done on this trip, partly because I had my daughter to hang out with and partly because I didn't make good choices in travel knitting.

I chose two sock projects, starting with Bonnie Sennott's Plumtree. This is a darling and well-written pattern.
But it has two 32-stitch repeats per round, so you really need to follow the pattern. It also takes more concentration than I wanted to spend on vacation

The second project is one I'd knit before, Helen Stewart's Winter Rose Socks, which I knit once last winter.
This one has a pattern that is easy to remember, but there are three plain rounds. I'm not good at reading my knitting, so I need to have a counter handy to keep me from knitting too many rounds. 

I will finish both pairs eventually, but it would have been nice to have come home with at least one finished sock, if not a pair. Next time, I'm packing some mindless knitting!

12 comments:

  1. The socks are beautiful, but I understand about needing mindless knitting on a trip.

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  2. Those are both wonderful socks! Y'know . . . I never seem to knit much when I travel. I always THINK I'm going to, but it never really pans out. (I get wrapped up in the adventure . . . ) XO

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  3. Beautiful socks, they will both get done, but the main thing is that you had a wonderful time!

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  4. Both pair are beautiful, but you are right. Too much concentration needed for travel knitting. Plain vanilla is probably the way to go when travelling.

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  5. I always pack ALL THE KNITTING and come home with ALL THE KNITTING.

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  6. I tend to knit very basic things on vacation! I have to keep knitting or I become homesick. I love your socks. Very beautiful

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  7. Sometimes the best thing about a trip is what you did not knit! :)

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  8. I tend to do the opposite. I pack mindless knitting and then become bored and read instead of knit. Your socks look fantastic.

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  9. I tend to over pack my knitting projects and barely touch them. However, if I assume I will not be knitting and do not bring them, well then, that is when I wish I had them at the ready!!

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  10. Oh, well; the rest of the trip went wonderfully!
    The socks are pretty and I especially like the Winter Rose one!

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