Traveling in Sequence!
A friend taught me that there are three important stages to any journey. He called them Pre-nostalgia, The Trip, and Nostalgia. His view was that the trip itself mattered less than the planning and the memories!
Surely, a critical pre-nostalgia question must be which and how many knitting projects to take along. The advantage of car travel is you need not fret – take it all. But when your space is limited and your attention may be elsewhere, you look for projects that travel lightly and require little mental effort. The simpler the better is often the rule.
We hope to help with some travel knitting suggestions.
This first offering is inspired by a book we discovered last Fall that has transformed us. Cecelia Campochiaro provides hundreds of possibilities for the simple and elegant knitting project in Sequence Knitting. We have knit several exquisite accessories inspired by her one row patterns. It is a treat to choose and a delight to create. The knitting is pure meditation. And, hooray!, you do not need to know where you left off. The pattern is the same coming and going! Perfect for the traveling knitter.
Inspired by Campochiaro’s, we have created three patterns that we can easily recommend. Any can be knit with one yarn or in two colors and still be easy to carry. Any can be knit as a scarf or joined at the end for a totally reversible cowl. Any yarns will work. Our projects pictured here feature Quince Owl, Misti Alpaca Tonos Worsted, and Swans Island Worsted. Call us for patterns and yarn advise.
Remember…knitting is like travel, it’s often not the getting there, it’s the journey. We will soon offer other suitcase ideas and have a feature on Ms. Campochiaro’s book that we highly recommend should be on your shelf!
Safe travels and we wish you the best in all stages of your journeys.