I just booked a trip to Europe and I’m leaving next week! My darling Joey is on tour for the next five weeks and will be away for our anniversary, so I’ve decided to go see him. I’ll be going to London, Ireland (Sligo), Amsterdam and Paris and my mind is buzzing with ideas on what knitting to bring. I have a hat on the needles and a small accessory design that I’m about halfway finished with, but is that ENOUGH? What if I can’t sleep on the plane and I knit my way through both of those and then I don’t have anything else to work on? What if I walk through TSA and they think I’m a lunatic because my suitcase contains more yarn than clothes? What if I map out all the yarn stores in every city on my itinerary just in case?
What knitting projects would you pack for a whirlwind trip to Europe?
I’d do a scarf for 3 reasons: I can only make scarves. It’s cold there, so it would come in handy. I’d be able to finish it. Yes. A scarf. Maybe if I did it in France is call it Le Scarf. 🙂
Have a great trip!! Can’t wait to see what you make!
Ooh, hope you had a wonderful time! I find it hard to pack knitting for big trips — you want something mindless and easy for when you’re zoning out, but you also want something big to work on since you’ll have a lot of time, but you want it all to be portable! I like having an easy scarf or hat plus a sweater to work on. I actually think colorwork mittens would be a good choice.