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Travel Knitting

I love to travel, whether it is somewhere new or visiting a well-loved place, the excitement is palatable. In January my son and I visited my family for a few weeks in Colorado. These excursions are always a lot of fun. We get to hike and explore the outdoors together, as well as, have a chance to catch up and reconnect. My son always looks forward to playing with his grandparents and uncle and aunt. We don’t get to see them often but we make the most out of the time we have.

One of the things that I always look forward to when traveling is deciding on my travel knitting project. I like to travel rather light so it has to be small or compact. I usually pick a small garment such as a hat or socks or something that uses fingering or sock weight yarn so that it fits compactly into a bag. Before my child was born I’d spend the entire flight knitting. It made the hours of forced inactivity fly by (pun intended!). Now that I travel with a young child this isn’t possible, but I’m sure I’ll get back to it one day when he’s a bit older. For now I’m content to bring my project along so that I can show it to my mom, another knitting enthusiast.

For this trip I brought enough yarn to make some baby cloths and baby booties for a friend. I used the leftover cotton yarn from the cloths to make washcloths for myself. I really like how soft the Nifty Cotton Yarn by Cascade Yarn made the cloths. I'm looking forward to using them.

What do you like to knit while you're traveling?

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