Travel projects

I just returned from a quick weekend getaway, and I was thrilled to see so many fellow crafters knitting or crocheting on the plane with me! Crafting is a great way to strike up a conversation with a stranger because even if someone doesn’t knit or crochet themselves, they often enjoy sharing stories about loved ones who do.

yarn on mapOn the flight, I was crocheting a few stars for our upcoming Fourth of July yarn bomb. I met another passenger who was knitting a hat, and yet another who was making holiday ornaments (she’s on the ball!). We chatted as much as our seating arrangements would allow, and it was a lot of fun to connect with people I may not have gotten to know if it weren’t for our projects.

I like small travel projects with a lot of repetition because they are easy to carry and put down mid-row if necessary. The Honeydew Scarf from our Summer Issue of Love of Crochet would make a great travel project! I might do the beading on the first row at home, but then the rest of the design would be great for staying busy during a flight or long drive (if you’re the passenger, of course!). Traveling knitters should check out the Papaya Pompom Socks from the Summer Issue of Love of Knitting. These ankle socks will fit in any project bag, and they are a great design for warmer weather.

What are your favorite travel projects? Are you a dedicated sock knitter, or do you like making motifs on the road?