I've done a bit of traveling in the last month, and my knitting is always one of the first things I think about packing! I love the feeling of taking my knitting out and about with me after a long winter season spent knitting mostly at home. Here's a couple tips that have made my traveling knitting a bit easier:
- Get yourself a handy project bag! My current favorite is my Fringe Field bag - all the pockets for stashing tools, room for customization, and tons of space for yarn make this a perfect travel companion.
- Travel with a simple project. I've got several bigger, bulkier projects going but I chose to travel with a simpler fingering weight shawl project, Antarkis. It only uses one skein, and it's easy enough to work on while chatting with people.
- Don't forget to print off your instructions or memorize them. I've totally forgotten instructions before, and it's frustrating!
- Be ready to talk about your knitting! I was surprised about how curious people were about my knitting! It's a great conversation starter at casual gatherings with friends and family.