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Atlas Insider: Trippin’

May 8, 2022

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  • A good book, chapstick, water and socks on the needles

    • Socks, socks and more socks. they are one of the best travel companions!

      • Socks, of course, but also a sweater I am donating to a fundraising event

      • I plan and pack knitting projects first -before clothes! Most of the year projects are for gifting but On vacation I knit for me! Planning a do wop shawl and a summer sweater TBA! Ideas?

      • A couple of projects like a baby blanket and a market bag. My small notion box along with dental floss for knitting emergencies! Ice tea & my patterns in plastic sleeves.

        • Hats to donate for hatsgiving

      • Socks and an unfinished scarf from last fall (languishing while I completed a couple of sweaters), hand lotion, and some snack bars. All ready for our month-long vacation to the Florida panhandle beaches. Beautiful white sand beaches here I come!

  • My travel knitting bag has two projects: 1) a fairly simple, newly started project–a two color shawl and 2) the ever-present sock. I’m going for compact, so only the needles & a few stitch markers.

    • My “go bag” always has a book, knit and crochet tools, and 2 small, easy projects (washcloths, cowls, scarves, hats, or small bags) that don’t require concentration and can easily be picked up or put down. Some family members can be a bit high maintenance so I don’t usually get a lot of crafting time while traveling, but yarn shop visits are always on a trip’s itinerary!

    • My travel bag contains a current project if it can fit, always a hat project to donate, a small zippered bag with stitch markers, scissors pen/paper and measuring tape, granola bar, lip balm.

  • My travel knitting bag almost always has a pair of socks-in-progress. They are not too bulky, and easy to tuck away in a hurry.

  • My knit bag is going to have at least 2 projects. One is going to be a complicated color project and the other is going to be a simple color project!

    • A project for every mood. AKA more knitting than I can possibly do during any vacation. I like to have options.

  • Knitting, knitting, knitting, loaded credit card for more knitting,,and I suppose I should throw in some clothes, if there’s room. Ready.. when do we leave?

    • A crochet hook for picking up dropped stitches, a small zipper bag with all my knitting “paraphernalia,” (stitch markers, weaving-ends-in needles, tiny, airport-acceptable scissors), whatever needles my project calls for, the pattern in a plastic sleeve, and however many skeins of yarn I’ll need for the project at hand – often a baby sweater because it’s small! My knitting project bag gets packed with more care and attention than my personal suitcase – always!

  • I usually have a baby hat going for some upcoming baby. And a lace scarf with an easily memorizable pattern.

  • I live on a sandbar (Duck in OuterBanks) so the beach is at the end of our neighborhood street. Our family trip this summer is a return trip to Mackimac Island because my three teenage sons loved the fancy buffet at the Grand Hotel. I’m looking for to touring the old fort!

    It’s a return trip because my oldest son played the piano in the hotel’s Geranium Room last summer. For his performance, he chose to wear a vest I designed and knitted for him.

    My travel bag has ChiaoGoo Shorties and extra cables so I have extra needle tips in a compact case.
    My travel project is a Norwegian mitten I’m fixing for a friend in WI. She sent me her half knitted mitten, needles and all. The gauge was too tight on the cuff making it over an inch too small to fit over her hand, but she switch needles and made a perfectly executed Latvian Braid in the correct gauge immediately after the cuff. I am going to re-knit the cuff and graft it onto her beautiful Latvian Braid and then finish the mitten and it’s mate.

    Hope to win this particular bag because I am teaching teenagers knitting to make hats or mittens this fall.

    • I love Duck, been going each summer for 30 years. What is your favorite LYS?

      • If you’ve been coming to the OuterBanks for years, you might remember Fine Yarns at Kimbeebah in Manteo and its owner Sybill.
        The closest to me is Knitting Addiction and its owner Jeanne is very knowledgeable in felting knitted pieces. I haven’t tried felting, yet.
        I most enjoy Icelandic yarn and natural fibers.

        • Simple sock, who am I kidding- multiple socks in progress and my Kindle, loaded and ready

    • LOVE Duck. My in-laws had a cottage in Kitty Hawk, and my family spent so much time on the Outer Banks. My older son vacations in Duck every summer.

      • Every town in the OuterBanks looks different and has its own personality. Duck is located in a narrow section but gives you easy access to both the beach and sound. We walk the beach in the evening and then walk over to catch the sunset on the sound side!

  • A challenging project and a mindless one as well as the book I’m reading, a small pouch of notions and snacks

    • I love Duck! So lucky to live there Kerrie.

      • I will take a relatively simple pattern (Zick Zack scarf), 2 skeins of a lovely linen blend yarn and needles. Perfect for an overseas flight to Portugal!

  • Used to be socks but I can’t get enough of the marled cowl and always a knit kit.

    • Yes! Always a knit kit.

  • One simple project, extra needles, cables and markers to start another project with yarn from wherever I am traveling to!

  • I too keep 2 projects in my bag, one preferably to knit while talking/visiting and the other more challenging. Also my trusty Fringe Supply Co pencil case that perfectly fits the important tools needed. Thanks for this offer!

  • Always 2-3 pairs of socks (I live in the middle of no where so, there’s A LOT of airport time!) and if I already have something going (that’s NOT a blanket) AND if I deem that I may have time to work on it, my current project (like a sweater or cardigan or shawl). Travel = endless amounts of knitting time!

  • Small zippered bag with knitting tools such as a small crochet hook, scissors, tapestry needles, tape measure and row counter. A challenging project and an easy one, each in a cloth or zip-lock pouch with needles, pattern and yarn. So knitting for social or solitary occasions on my travels!

  • Usually a hat, a tape measure, and snips because I somehow don’t have the strength to just break the yarn… and the pattern, either on a piece of paper or on my phone.

  • Two projects, my tool pouch, pencils, knitting notebook, and my emergency chocolate bar (dark chocolate).

  • One travel bag has socks, another has a hat, third one has a shawl; depends on the trip

  • bamboos, mindless project, glasses cleaning packets,,,,,

  • A sweater with assigned pooling in black, grey and deep coral on circulars. Nothing else other than the directions

  • There is 3 projects… socks, a hat and a shawl. All easy and portable

  • Socks, always socks. You can’t beat them for a compact project.

    • A pair of socks on two sets of FlexiFlips, My knitting tool kit (tiny compartmented box from Daiso), clicker row counter, small tape measure, small reading light in a Noodlehead medium Wide Open Pouch – the BEST free pattern ever!

  • I always have a good pair of scissors, a crochet hook for dropped stitches and stitch markers!!!

  • two knitting projects, patterns, scissors, tape measure, stitch markers, ipad with an audible book ready, diet coke, snack, phone, dog treats, notepad and pen, sunblock.

  • My Kindle, peppermints and supplies to knit slippers.

  • My bag currently contains the almost completed Destination sweater, Andrea Mowry’s Everyday Socks, hand lotion and lip balm.

  • My bag is always packed with socks and a hat in progress. Other projects often sneak in to keep me entertained.

  • My Tulip interchangeable needles, a sleeveless top WIP and a skein for swatching.

    • Sea-inspired yarns and tools to knit up a cowl on the rocky Maine coast.

  • A sock project and a second easy project like a baby blanket. Notions including stitch markers and scissors and a water bottle.

  • My travel knitting will be a Sedona Sunset Wrap. Great way to learn new stitches, without taking up a lot of room in my bag. Love the travel/beach bag. Headed out on a cruise later this month. Excited.

  • It would contain my current knitting project and 58 extra skeins of yarn (please do not ask me why) socks on needles an extra project plus extra needles snacks and Dr Pepper

  • A cowl in progress and a hat. I’m always working on a simple hat. Very portable. I also keep a small crochet hook, extra stitch marker and a small notebook.

  • My travel knitting bag usually has a small easy project like a hat for airplane knitting and a new sweater project. It always takes me longer to figure out what I’m bringing in my knitting bag then it takes to pack everything else. My next trip will probably be to see my sister. We like to do sister projects together so I can’t wait!
    I love the bag!

  • Such a timely question. I leave tomorrow! For my first trip abroad since….Knitkit for sure, an easy baby sweater to be cast on today, and space for the one skein I will buy as a reminder of the trip.

  • My “go” bag lives in my purse and always has a mitered washcloth in progress. Our family doesn’t use paper napkins anymore. Therefore – I make dozens and dozens of glorious – wildly colorful napkins for my family every year. I dream of converting more families so I can knit for them too!

    • Even though I have a zillion knitted dish cloths I somehow never thought of napkins – great idea! Is there a pattern or just a template? Cotton? Garter stitch? Thanks!

    • This is a great idea! Please share what you do. Thanks!

  • Socks, extra dpns, stitch markers, Kindle, two sock patterns reference only, extra yarn in case I make so many socks I run out.

  • Mine usually has a couple of projects, in case I finish one, and at least twice as much yarn as I could possibly use in the available time, just in case…

  • Sadly, for me no vacation on the horizon. If there was a trip planned, I would have the Trellis Top. I’m only about a third of the way through the back so it would keep me busy through any trip. Last time I vacationed, I worked on my first pair of socks!

  • Always a sock in progress, mini notions bag, and at least 2 “just in case” projects. And room in my bag for “souvenir” yarn 🙂

  • Casapinka Panic Sweater and a basic sock pattern

  • My travel knitting bag holds basic supplies needed for knitting and crocheting, a mostly mindless cotton face cloth in the works, yarn for a few more, and lots of space for new yarn with the same anticipation I had as a child receiving a new big box of crayons!

  • A half-finished sleeve and a row counter. Size 2 dpns.

  • Besides all the knitting accessories, tissues, lotion for dry hands, chap stick, waste yarn – just in case. Cough drops, and snacks and a water bottle. It gets heavy…

  • A Mola-inspired rug. Large rectangles of plain stockinette.

  • Three intrepid knitting friends and I will leave here Thursday. We are headed to Ireland to partake in a knitting tour. We have been dreaming and scheming about this for 5 years. Yes! we are building an ample amount of
    Shenanigans into the itinerary. Some Donegal tweed/yarn, and several days on the Aran Islands are also on tap, as it were. Can’t wait to learn new things about this life style that has kept me learning and engaged for over 60 years.

  • An easy garter stitch tote bag (needed more than ever now that NJ has banned use of plastic bags), and more challenging patterned fingerless mitts, and l tool pouch.

  • My travel knitting bag has a whisper thin scarf in progress made from silk and mohair. Love the MDK bag!

  • Very often my travel bag has everything but the very crucial tool I will end up needing in my travels…

  • My travel knitting bag always has a pair of socks on the needles. With a backup ball of yarn in case I finish them fast. Sometimes I also have another backup project. Just in case. And all the normal supies…scissors, needles, etc.

  • I currently have a dish towel WIP in my purse for those moments I need to knit

  • I Pack a WIP,a fiddly project to cast on, a tool kit,eye glasses cloth,extra kleenex, a few face masks just in case and a magic travel stone.

  • Socks. Always socks.

  • Current easy project (a blanket) and a few stitch markers and crochet hook.

  • My travel bag has a tool kit, a small Laura Nelkin beaded project for the possibility of coming home with a completed thing and two lightweight balls of yarn to make an Iodine cowl – easy but interesting to knit because of the fiber.

  • Some sweater project, a good book, few kind bars 3 tape measures 2 pairs of scissors.

  • Extra needles, bandaids, and teeny scissors.

  • I will pack multiple projects currently in process, yarn for 2 or 3 more, a notions pouch, snacks, water, headache medicine, and a credit card in case I see more along the way. THEN I need to know where we are going so anything else can be packed.

  • I have a simple hat project cast on, packed in a tough clear bag – I have the pattern, tiny fingernail clippers instead of scissors, wooden circ, wooden DPNs, plastic darning needle. Trying to be extra TSA compliant. And I mailed a more complicated project to my family who I’ll be visiting and arranged with my sister to go to her very very nice yarn shop to find something to knit on the way home.

    • Fingernail clippers?!?! Oh HECK yes! I never thought of that, and am constantly annoyed by not being able to bring scissors on a plane. THANKS

    • Just flew internationally, with no problems bringing knitting needles on any of the four flights. The advice I received was to have them visible when going through security.

  • My travel bag goes to work with me because lunchtime knitting saves my sanity. My current project, instructions and my coffee travel mug go in. It fits on my motorcycle and I still have room for lunch.

  • My travel knitting bag has a mindless project and something I’m working on at the moment. I’ve learned to include my tools because whichever one I need was usually the one left behind.

  • Nothing. In a knitting slump.

  • Knitting, knitting, knitting – probably a shawl right now but maybe a UFO. . .

  • Always in my car is my no brainer dish rag project just in case I get delayed somewhere and I don’t have my normal take along project that is always socks.
    Each family member looks forward to their birthday socks so there is always socks on my 9inch circulars.

  • My travel knitting bag has a bag of notions, hat or socks in progress (for lets’s talk and laugh knitting) and either a lace shawl or stranded sweater in progress (for early morning I have to pay attention knitting)

  • A travel bag here has something already set up , always socks and one other, sweater, hat. A pouch with necessary bits plus some extra needles,
    Shorties are great as such a small pack.
    Happy knitting and travelling!

  • It’s been a very small bag that holds an in-progress sock on 2 circulars (so I don’t lose a dpn along the way) and a tiny everything kit (just in case). But my new travel bag will hold the small bag (for waiting rooms and airline spaces) plus all the yarn I buy along the way.

  • If it’s a take-along, I will have the project plus just an extra ball, crochet hook (oops, dropped stitch), readers (help me see to pick up the dropped stitch), pattern, pencil, post-it for notes or counting, needle for when it’s time to stitch up seams. And of course lip balm.

  • A second of the LettLopis to use the colors I didn’t use- and of course socks!

  • I am chanting beach beach beach with you!
    In my bag, sunscreen, lip stuff also probably with sunscreen, socks (there is always at least a pair of traveling socks), pen and paper, a bottle of water and now once again a couple of disposable masks.

  • The only place I’ve gone in the last few years is the Keys, in the summer, so naturally I stuff in as many projects as I can but who wants to stay inside with the air conditioning so I might bring knitting down to the tiki hut where it continues to rest comfortably in my bag…

  • Socks on the needles and cotton yarn for an MDK baby bib/burp cloth for a baby whose parents I’ve not yet met. (And zipperd pouch of knitting tools.). Boom.

  • One or two small knitting projects, notions pouch, extra glasses, special light that I wear around my neck.

  • My travel knitting bag always has my go too sock tools, a sock yarn I’ve been “saving” and reading glasses!

  • Always working on a knitted hat

  • My question for today, packing day! Probably ingredients for 2 pairs of socks. Plus, maybe, a few balls of something squishy to start a new sweater? Leaving behind: Marie Wallin Kilim Jacket in final stages, temperature blanket, Norah Gaughan’s Hartigan with only the (attached) sleeves to go, and the in-process Old Friend Pullover in glorious Atlas. Heartbreaking. I’d forgotten this most terrible part of traveling! No room for all the knitting!

  • Crochet cotton yarn BEACH bag in the works☀️

  • I’m a flight attendant and always have a travel knitting bag. Always! Because you never know. Re-route? Maybe a deadhead? Knit! Overnight where there may be less to do? Knit! Longest flight ever, and everyone is asleep? Knit! Which project is in my bag? Right now I have five WIP that I alternate…

  • 2-3 small projects and Mentos sugar free blue and pink cotton candy bubble gum.

  • Interchangeable needle set, crochet hook set, pattern board, magnifier stand, notions case, and 2 projects. (Socks or dishcloths) and something else either a little more difficult as vacation and can concentrate or super easy so can talk.

  • Always have a sock, tablet with pattern downloaded, small notions bag, sunscreen.

  • I always keep a knitting bag in the car for short or long trips. I work on stockinette baby blankets, using up the bits and pieces of yarn from mine and friends projects. These blankets are then donated to our local Linus Project.

  • I often have a cowl as a travel knitting project … and socks! Packing for knitting is always the hardest part, as it pains me to be away from all my crafting accoutrements!

  • I want to knit hats. Lots of hats. I have four skeins of Atlas and I’m ready!!

  • Madelinetosh merino light in blue (Deep colorway) for another Bottom Line Pullover…..I already have 2, same yarn, one is Tart (bright red) and the other is Cousteau, a beautiful bluegreen. They both get worn all the time, the color is gorgeous and the Bottom Line is great vacation knitting: except for those few rounds of lace patterning, it’s easy stockinette. I can’t wait! (3 weeks on a cruise ship, Norwegian fjords coming up very soon, covid permitting.)

  • I always take my knitting and try to find at least one local independent yarn shop and ALWAYS buy something! Socks are probably the most portable.

  • My knitting travel bag always contains my current project, another mindless project, scissors, stitch markers, tapestry needle, a silvalume, a ponytail holder, a retractable tape measure, hand cream, lip balm, a field guide or two, water and CHOCOLATE (ziplocked for safety). I can survive on a desert island until either the yarn or chocolate give out

  • Currents socks (or blanket square) yarn for another pair. Extra needles. Kit with stitch markers, repair hook, scissors, lifelines, iPad charging cord, maybe a paper pattern

  • Kindle, water, sketch book, favorite pencil, & a Snow & Ashes shawl in progress.
    ✏️

  • My weekly knit group knitting bag is actually a basket that contains whatever project I’m working on along with my knit group address book that was lovingly made by one of our members – she made one for each of us. If we want to find out someone’s contact info or when their birthday is, we have it at our fingertips.

  • MDK shiny bag of essential tools with stitch gauge, crochet hooks and a few other things added; basic sock pattern; a pair of socks on the needles; yarn for socks and maybe a shawl or scarf. And then another bag of yarn in the suitcase.

  • Wasn’t Geraldo looking for Jimmy Hoffa? I remember watching that and it was just so severely disappointing.

    I take a sock in progess everywhere I go; work, vacation, whatever.

  • An optimistic amount of knitting!

  • Socks on the go!

  • I always have a travel bag with socks on the needles. They make for a nice, compact project that provides plenty of knitting in a small package. But, who am I kidding? I always have a larger project to pack, too

  • a shawl, then something mindless, small notions bag, book, some cinnamon hard candies and room for vacation yarn purchases!!!

  • My traveling knit bag is an old leather LL Bean book bag. I’m in need of a new look.

  • I am packing my knitting travel bag tonight. There will be an unfinished baby sweater and matching yet to be started hat for a baby shower next month. That should leave room for any new yarn that may be acquired in Asheville, NC.

  • I have a cowl, a book, my notions tin, hand lotion, and a snack.

  • We are still too nervous to do much travel, but day trips to our local lake are planned. Love to lounge and bird watch, people watch, sailboat watch. And also knit on my never ending Windham scarf. I only knit on it while at the lake, so it’s probably taken 4 summers now.

  • Scrumptious la Bien Aimee yarn and needles. I don’t need a pattern for a “Shelley” scarf – easily memorized the two line repeat. And, From Strength to Strength on my Audible. This pattern is easy enough I can listen to a book and knit at the same time.

  • I just returned from a birthday gift trip to Las Vegas and in my bag are two skeins of fingering yarn in that are used to make a shawl.

  • I always take along a children’s hat to knit for charity. It’s a simple pattern and a small portable project.

  • the perfect size!

  • Reading glasses, scissors, stitch markers and stitch holders, crochet hook and a small ruler. Nail file, hand cream , Kleenex and some kind of granola bar. Back in the day my iPod mini.

  • My knitting bad holds: project du jour, iPad (I can’t live without Knit Companion), notepad and mini pencil (a backup to the iPad), knitting tool kit, neck light and my favorite readers so I can actually see what I’m knitting! My BOB will have all the other stuff, ID, iPhone, method of payments, a cold La Croix and my binoculars, because I’m always birding!

  • Just took an I-cord sinkmates workshop at sheep and wool festival…will toss cotton in various colors my carry-on bag this summer.

  • Packing Hanna in progress and Silva books

  • Portable project, either socks or a Linus scarf, crochet hook, water bottle, Kindle and masks

  • Mmmm… travel! Nestled in my bag: a pair of “Christine’s Stay-on Baby Booties” on the needles, and a lucet for making the laces.

  • Scissors. Must have scissors whatever else I’m taking because yarn can be really hard to break by hand.

  • Living on an island, my beach bag is always standing ready. In it, I have knitting (sometimes more than one project), a physical book, my AirPods for audiobooks, sunscreen, coffee, a bottle of water, lunch (sometimes breakfast too, if I can get out early enough), fruit, towel, wallet.

  • NOT a sock; the other end: turns out I am a hat knitter, with all options considered each time! Have not made the same one twice, yet. So, I always have some kind of hat on my needles, the pattern, hand lotion, pen for notes, podcast+earbuds, M&Ms.

  • I have two projects in my bag-socks and a sweater!

  • I have rented a house near Acadia Park in Bar Harbor, ME. I plan to pack my Atlas Blanket of Joy. I am nearly halfway done. I love it.

  • My tulip interchangeables, a notions pouch, and usually something simple like a shawl. Right now, my soon to be finished Shakerag top

  • I brought 4 projects on my vacation last month, but the only 2 I actually touched were a sock and a tee in cotton/linen yarn. I also always bring a hat.

  • Which travel knitting bag do you want to know about? My usual destination is our vacation home. Once I get there I usually stay for two to four weeks so, I pack two or three of my knitting bags and my large knitting tote. I never know what I want to work on. However, I will admit that I also have a stash, full set of interchangeable needles and a full set of crochet hooks already at the cabin.
    Along with knitting supplies, there is usually a book, a knitting magazine or two, bluetooth speakers, other smaller bags in case I knit outside somewhere, both of my Kindles.
    I think you get the idea here……..
    Yes, I do drive a pickup truck and do almost fill up the bed with my knitting things. 😉

  • A pack of Kleenex!! You never know when you are gonna need it!

  • First time taking a large project. I have the Southampton sweater with me along with tape, crochet hook ( just in case) and all the various called-for needles

  • A sock project and a hat project.

  • My travel bag has the beginnings of a lace vest in it for when I need to focus and a zig zag scarf for when I need something more mindless.

  • A sweater in progress, iPad, hand balm, and a Lara bar.

  • I always take a sock or hat project with the necessary tools, all in a small bag that fits nicely in my tote with loads of other stuff that I might need in the way.

  • My travel knitting always has at least two pairs of socks, a sweater, and a new project that I haven’t started yet in case I finish everything else I bring with me. 😉

  • Just returned from a delightful break in California. Living in Michigan, many day trips are planned to the third coast. Can’t wait!

  • A hand towel and a pair of socks, 4 sets of needles (lest I lose any…), 5 stitch markers (because I will lose some in the sand on the BEACH), and 2 stitch fixers. Oh, and the patterns!

  • I usually have a large project and a small project. If I’m lucky enough to go on vacation it will be my color of Joy blanket and the sweater that has been in progress for 2 years. Also my notion pouch.

  • My portable project bag always contains a ball band dish cloth. They are easy, quick and coveted by all of my friends (and potential new friends). Found this MDK pattern years ago and have loved it ever since!

  • Always a WIP pair of socks, a crochet hook for speed bump rescues, and tiny stork scissors.

  • Always a cotton project, usually washcloths, a bigger project, or part of one, and my travel knitting interchangeables. My first interchangeables, but they pass TSA, and still work well!

  • I’m packing a few color options to make some fresh cotton dishcloths. Also in my bag, sunscreen, my Kindle, and water!

  • Travel knitting: sock project, sanitizer, hand lotion, lip balm & my notions bag.

  • My knitting bag has a neck light , scissors, stitch markers, tape measure and my current project and sine highlighter tape.

  • My travel knitting bag always has enough projects to take me several months of diligent knitting. Even if it is a two day trip. Sometimes I pack more yarn that clothes. It also has a book in it since the idea of being out of town without a suitable project or a book both send me into a panic.

  • My travel knitting bag usually includes three small projects, a little bit of stitching, hidden snacks, and lotion. I like variety!

  • My current passenger travel project is Color Explosion Throw. I carry the yarn I think I’ll need for the color changes depending on the distance, a crochet hook, a couple stitch markers and scissors. So fun–even local drives!

  • Socks in progress and a snack!

  • Yarn, pattern, needles and notions: I don’t leave home without them!

  • Socks. Always.

  • Ha. Travelling this week finally on a trip that’s been postponed for a couple of years. Have repackaged my knitting bag twice! Currently it has a 2 colour shawl and some blue cotton for a little blue bird of happiness! Super easy projects for this adventure!

  • AirPods for audiobook while I knit, small project and my go to notions bag

  • My current travel projects are of the needlepoint variety. I’m planning to switch over to the Stepping Stone Throw for my trip to the BEACH (Captiva) next month.

  • Why, socks of course. They are compact, and take a while. If in doubt, an extra skein of a different sock yarn. A tiny container with a few stitch markers, a darning needle for the weaving in of ends, and a tiny pair of scissors.

  • Right now it’s the Old Friend sweater (all stockinette all the time), but since it’s reached an unwieldy size (and did I mention all stockinette all the time?) I’m leaning towards alternating with something smaller and flashy.

  • My knitting (of course), notebook, pattern, pen, cheaters, and my “tool box”. Sometimes a second project in case I finish the first project or get bored with it (squirrel! ).

  • A small tool case, book, ipad, ziplock bag with hard candies, and at least 2 small easy projects for local hospital – baby hat, scarf, pik cuff. If I’m going to be gone for longer than a week and mostly with family I’ll bring an easy pattern for a baby afghan.

  • I have my temperature blanket in a very large tote. This beast is going everywhere this year! It just made its first really long road trip! 2,159 miles! RFT on the go! Thank goodness for AC. The smaller project bag has an almost finished sweater and the small tote has the every present fingering weight shawl for the in-betweens.

  • Travel knitting bag? Singular? I always have a small sock tucked away in my purse, of course. Then whatever else I’m working on, if it’s still small enough to be portable (basically anything smaller than a queen-size blanket) also comes with. At the moment that’s a Honeybee Shawl and a log cabin baby blanket. I’m working on the trim for the former, and making good progress on the latter. Assuming this baby doesn’t come early, it should be done in plenty of time! (I’m not due until early August.)

  • My default travel knitting is socks, but I’ve been known to also bring a second project – usually a scarf/shawl – for novelty.

  • Always a mini notions tin, a sock or shawl, lip balm and hand lotion, paper and pencil. Beyond that it’s a current project or maybe a book add in.

  • My travel bag will include my current project and a hat to start. I like hats to knit. Work up quickly. My kindle and small snacks

  • I’m knitting a travel log temperature blanket recording high temperatures on our various camping trips throughout the year!

  • Since I suffer from FONTEP (fear of not taking enough projects), I took 3 projects and my Kindle on a 4 day weekend. Oh, and SNACKS!

  • My travel knitting bag has a small project like pieces of a sweater or socks, a coordinating notions bag with tape measure, stitch markers, scissors, double ended crochet hook for fixing stitches, and 2 dpns in case i have to fix a cable. And another notions bag with emergency chocolate and a tea bag in case i get stuck somewhere.

  • One project (TBD, usually at the last minute after much switching in and out) and my travel kit (with scissors, extra markers, a needle, etc.). And then an extra ball of yarn in my regular luggage because…?

  • Water, a granola bar and the Pitch sweater I’m finally knitting now that i’ve moved to a cold enough climate to actually be able to wear it.

  • I’m working on the “Flower Show” blanket that is made up of 36 brightly colored squares. Easy pattern once you get the hang of it and very luggage friendly!

  • A knitting project that doesn’t require too much focus, chocolate, sun glasses, sunscreen, a book for knitting breaks, some nuts, kleenex, and my water bottle. Set for the day!

  • My ‘travel knitting’ perpetually has a Parallelogram of some width ( I can’t seem to stop knitting them!). When Going Somewhere, I have a reputation for removing clothes from my bag to tuck in one more knitting project…just in case I suddenly begin knitting faster than any human has ever knit before.

  • Easy shawls

  • This year it will be filled with sock yarn and Field Guide: Wanderlust. Maybe a book or two but those will be buried under my knitting.

  • the traveling bag always includes the small cloth zipper bag with scissors/stitch markers/measuring tape//clip its etc; the latest sweater under construction and a charity project – usually a hat or scarf — this would be a perfect bag for my trip to California with a friend (just 2 old ladies headed out on an art retreat adventure!)

  • My travel bag is always a sweater with lots of stockinette for endless delight. I also say Beach!

  • A simple knitting project, needle kit, e-reader and a piece of fruit.

  • Something simple I don’t need to reference a pattern for and lots of room for bringing new skeins home. A good portion of my stash is souvenirs from trips. Always brings me joy to see them on the shelf and think about the good times

  • I carry a sock project, smaller case with scissors and markers and some other needle sizes in case I get new yarn

  • A simple pattern so I don’t have to pay attention and I can just knit, knit, knit.

  • Water, suntan lotion, book, and socks to knit!

  • I usually stuff in whatever project I am working on.

  • My travel knitting bag is the same one i use to go up and down to different rooms in my house to knit. 3 diff crochet hooks, one sock in progress, and either a no brain project or a hard ine (depending on where i am in the sock) the needles i need for the current projects plus my interchangeavkes (cuz you never know), stitch markers. Scissors, needles, needle gauge, tissues and masks!

  • I always have my interchangeable needles, my canvas pouch with notions, and a small project like socks, shawl, hat, or cowl. Of course there is room for more yarn.

  • The current knitting project I’m working on with enough yarn to finish it and one or two other projects to start on

  • Socks for me too.

  • Most important my Aftershokz so I can Knit To This! ChiaoGoo set, scissors, Knit fix tool, extra stitch markers, and row counter. Then my project with pattern. Currently it is the Greenwich Sweater.

  • I’ve got four pairs of socks, all knit past the heel. And instructions for four different toes!

  • My travel bag consists of the easier of the 2 WIPs I’m currently working on, my go-to bag of tools, paper copy of pattern (in case wifi poops out), notebook & pen.

  • Socks of course.

  • My project bag has a not-to-the-sleeves yet top down cardigan in a cotton/linen blend. There is a 2 row stripe every 10 rows but besides that it’s a lot of mindless stockinette!

  • Small, easy to knit projects

  • most important item is my tiny crochet hook to fix mistakes, etc.

  • Everything but the kitchen sink – and it seems if I take something out, thst’s what I need. But when I do travel light, the really essential item is my Knit Kit (theknitkit.com).

  • Right now? a WIP shawl that i have been working on for about a year.
    My next vacation is to the BEACH in October

  • The elf cap I need to seam and the MDK Moderne Log Cabin on needles for Grandbaby #5 due any day!!

  • If I ever get to travel again I’ll bring at least 3 projects with me, whatever I’m working on at the time. I usually have at least a pair of socks on the needles.

  • A complicated lace-argyle sweater

  • Heading to Wisconsin for a family celebration and bringing two projects — a complicated shawl using 2 color mosaic and a simple shawl worker in garter stitch using a lovely gradient yarn that does all the work

  • I always have a set of in progress socks and usually an easily memorized shawl pattern. And in case of an emergency extra project, my interchangeable Chai Goo set. Wherever I travel I always check out the LYS. Yarn is my souvenir from a trip. My last trip was to Ireland. My trip souvenir was SW of Aran/Worsted weight yarn.

  • more than I can possibly knit during my travels. I fear running out of knitting to work on.

  • I always pack something simple and something more complicated, needles, my “knit kit” (markers,hook, tape measure) and a knitting book for reading. Of course there is always a yarn shop for souvenirs……

  • Knitting of course. Folding scissors. Tape measure. Stitch markers. Needles for weaving in ends. That covers it.

  • A sock project from Wanderlust is always in my travel bag. Nice and compact, plus extra reading material!

  • Currently has my blanket of joy! As soon as reach the halfway point it will be replaced by an as yet undetermined cotton project.

  • If I don’t have a project with a deadline, always a pair of socks! Light and portable and always useful

  • A little headlamp just in case I need to knit in the dark.

  • Traveling today to have Mother’s Day lunch with my daughter and SIL. 3.5 hours of knitting time so I’ve packed my Nell Knits Chai Popover I need to finish before Shakerag and linen yarn and needles to make start a very narrow Field Guide #5 Parallelogram Scarf and wine.

  • Way too much stuff in my bag! A small project, a backup project, a book and water!

  • Two knitting projects-one simple and one more complicated, a book, sunscreen, and a hat. Sitting on a beach chair on Cape Cod looking at Vineyard Sound.

  • I received a Tom Bihn knitting bag for Mother’s Day a few years ago and it is my favourite way to take my knitting anywhere. A small indulgence.

  • Socks, sometimes a pattern for the socks, and scissors. Hopefully a few stitch markers will make it in the bottom lol

  • Current wip, if feasible, socks and always dishrags!

  • Several novels, royal blue cotton yarn, that I’ve had Forever, for a linen stitch table runner, and 5 different colours of Rosy Green Wool fingering yarn and the Swarf pattern.

  • A one skein project that I knit two rows on the entire trip!

  • Socks! And my kindle. And lots of space for the souvenir yarn I buy (and the needles I may need to buy to start on the souvenir yarn before vacay even ends)!

  • Socks pattern, yarn, 2 circular needles, pouch full of usual suspecta,and thermos full of coffee, maybe spare glasses if I remember‍♀️

  • Right now nothing. I’ve got my one and only project Minor Detours in my project bag that I’ve been carrying around.

  • BEACH!! Not yet, but soon. I have Field Guide No.19 (I’m always behind), yarn, needles and a pencil, and am ready to have fun making the Marlogram Scarf.

  • Tool pouch: crochet hook, embroidery floss, cuticle trimmer (to cut yarn), $100 for yarn, stitch markers, lip balm, blunt needle, measuring tape.

  • Some ridiculously easy project that I don’t need a pattern for and won’t get too irritated if something happens…

  • Oh how I’d love to win this!!! I’ve been in love with that bag since Day 1, and every time I see it I go into the shop to buy it – Yes! Today I’m going to buy it! – but I end up buying yarn for another new project instead – ugh!!!! Help a girl out please? And the Skill Set book would come in very handy right now as I’m teaching my granddaughter to knit; apparently I’m not as capable at teaching as I thought. Right now I have the Spectra Sweater in my main knitting bag, my Temperature Blanket in another, and the Color Explosion Throw is in yet another, not so patiently waiting for its turn at bat. Fun times!!!!

  • This pandemic arm chair traveler has been studying up on the narrow boats of the English waterways. 4 MPH float from village to village, pub to pub. I Want This As A Real Vacation.

  • My travel knitting bag has extra yarn, small scissors, extra needles, whatever pattern I’m working on, some wet wipes (clean hands, ya know?) stitch markers, my measuring tape (it’s retractable!), Tiger Balm for my aching hands and my spare reading glasses for my old eyes!

  • Socks, always, sometimes dishcloths, & usually something that Inhave to think about while knitting.

  • MDK Field Guide- LOPI – yarn, needles – off to the Shetland Islands this summer with Gudrun and MaryJane so the bag would be amazing

  • On the outbound trip, there’s always my current project, a notepad, a book (in case the seating is extra tight), snacks, earbuds and plenty of extra space. The return trip the bag is stuffed full of all the LYS yarn and accompanying bits that I couldn’t live without, as well as whatever shells I brought from the beach. Yes DG BEACH, BEACH, BEACH!

  • If I’m flying it’s just socks on long bamboo circular. A car trip means I can bring more and I will bring a set of interchangeable needles so I am ready for a new project if I find yarn that has to come home with me.

  • I stick with socks when I travel.

  • An adult beverage and socks!

  • Because you can knit and navigate at the same time, I always pack my go to project of hats and something mindless like a yoke sweater after the armholes are finished and it is just stockinette to the hem.

  • An inflatable neck pillow, eye mask, slipper socks, warm shawl, small knitting project and ample room for new yarn purchased on the trip!

  • My beach knitting bag would contain a long colourful wrap in progress that I hopefully would finish for fall wearing. Also my phone for listening to an audiobook or 70’s music, and a nice little lunch. Looking forward to beach knitting soon!

  • Socks, always socks for travel.

  • A small project, often a car seat blanket for a baby on my needles and all my travel tools in a small, clear plastic cosmetic case. And extra wool or cotton yarn to knit a few coasters if I finish the blanket. Love the tote bag!

  • Always have a “Sockhead” hat project with me!

  • Presently in my knitting travel bag are the skeins and needles I’m using in a MKAL shawl (Florida Road Trip) and my Shake Rag Top with MDK Transparency. (BTW, MDK was/were my mom’s monogram/initials so I’d love to have the bag!!)

  • Sock yarn and a copy of Wanderlust (what else?)…

  • Just returned from a three week motorhome trip. I had three projects: pullover sweater, shawl and scarf plus all the notions I could possibly need in my two bags. We will be heading out for a three month trip and will take a number of projects with me. Of course I’ll need to shop along the way! Maybe visit MDK HQ?

  • Usually my “travel” knitting is shipped in a large box to our second home (read condo) in AZ, because we are here a couple months at a time, so at least 1 sweater sometimes two, and socks. I usually ship home same box with more yarn that I’ve ordered from MDK and sweater that didn’t make it to the needles …yet.

  • My travel knitting bag has two projects, my knitting notions bag, Post-its, headphones, hand lotion, a book and a lightweight cowl/scarf/shawl in case it gets chilly in the airplane/train/car/bus.

  • Right now carry-along knitting is the sleeves for a summer cardigan.

  • I usually travel with whatever is my current project. Right now that’s the Mood Cardigan, which is excellent travel knitting – one color, I’ve managed to memorize the lace pattern (it’s my second Mood) – so interesting without being fussy. Sometimes, if I’m flying, I do switch projects if the current one is too hard (especially if it’s big, like a blanket toward the end, or has many colors, or is at the finishing stage or . . . ), for a hat or mittens or something small, or simple.

  • Currently the socks I’ve nearly finished (first ever!), dpns, fine crochet hook, pattern, pencil and hand cream. In homemade blue linen bento bag (those blue linen trousers never did anything for me anyway)

  • A mindless project, small tool pouch and tootsie rolls.

  • Sunglasses, sunscreen, a couple of big hats, always socks on the needles, sometimes a shawl or wrap as well if it’s not too big. Always socks. Oh, and lipstick. Lipstick and shades, you are ready for the day.

  • Baby blankets for a set of twins coming soon.

  • Always WAY more projects than I should. Packing knitting holds more excitement than everything else!! I’ve been known to forget some clothing items. LOL

  • My bag has a brioche cowl project with circular needles and markers. I always have some hard candy, and right now there are pretzels. A small box of Kleenex and an inhaler for my asthma.

  • It was 102 in San Antonio yesterday…today will be the same…I’m putting some wintergreen on my needles and starting g a tote to take to the cool mountains by July!!!

  • Always red yarn and a small crochet hook for making hearts, following friend Lisa’s lead #lovepeoplebekind!

  • My travel knitting bag is the same as the one I use at home. It holds my latest project, a couple crochet hooks and a multitude of stitch markers.

  • Hand lotion, tapestry needed, stitch markers, crochet hook, spare DPN

  • My traveling bag always has a pair of mittens or mitts on the needles as well as the necessary knitting accessories.

  • Socks OTN. Always.

  • Linen for the Bennet Bandana and Snowflake yarn for a Watchcap. I alternate as neither is terribly exciting knitting, but I’ll like the outcomes.

  • My bag contains way more projects than I will ever be able to get to! And maybe that long scarf I’ve been knitting for years that I’ll finally be able to finish?

  • A lace weight shawl for my sister!

  • Something I want to finish and something easy to work on in company.

  • I always have a simple hat in DK in my travel bag. I can work on it without a pattern just about anywhere.

  • Right now it is summer tops in progress.

  • Besides the yarn and needles for one easy and one more difficult project I have the printed out pages of instructions and WASHI TAPE (god bless it) to keep track of where I am in the lace pattern of this scarf. So far so good! (And cute little notebooks, pencil, crochet hooks, some spare change…)
    Great bag, btw!

  • In my travel knitting bag, which zips shut: a cheap plastic case of interchangeable square wooden knitting needles (size 6mm+ removed) with a handful of fixed small sizes stuffed in as well and a crochet hook, a gauge ruler and an Ikea paper tape measure. As well, an old metal typewriter ribbon box filled with needles and a few stitch markers. For entertainment, my e-reader, my phone with headphones coiled, ready for Audible, and the library book I am reading aloud to my partner. The big piece of the Mood cardigan, just started, in the silvery Fyberspates, for my sister, and a stocking stitch front in a fascinating greeny-yellow Sweet Georgia lightweight silk/linen with eight inches to go, and because I am foolishly optimistic, the pattern. There will always be an artifact or souvenir from another trip left behind: scissors, a handful of Werthers, a mask.

  • Veranda wrap project, but not the pattern. Mellowest knitting ever!

  • I have a Reyna shawl in my travel knitting bag that only gets worked on while travelling. It should have it’s own passport by now. I usually have a dishcloth, hat, or socks in my purse, too. I usually add snacks, drinks, and my tablet at the last minute.

  • At least 2 easy projects, some extra needles, a book and my phone loaded with audio books, so I can knit and read at the same time. A beach sounds wonderful.

  • I pare down my knitting accessories to the essentials when travelling: scissors, stitch markers, darning needle, a measure, crochet hook (for catching pesky slipped stitches), and if I think of it, an extra set of needles. I had the cable pull away when travelling once and had to make an emergency run to a lys — horror of horrors . My sons get me, so they were good sports. I take a a simple project (like socks) or a lace shawl because they’re small. A sweater gets to come along only if it’s a road trip.

  • One bag has a cashmere scarf whose directions are driving me mad with frustration. I’ve ripped it out and started anew twice already. Another has a sweater back that has turned out waaay too big. There’s a 3rd one too… Oh, boy!

  • Probably a sock project because it’s so portable.

  • Socks of course!

  • Last time I traveled was when I moved from San Antonio to Nashville area 6 months ago. Packed 3 smallish projects plus a basics book in case Sis (drove with me to help wrangle two 100-pound dogs) wanted to try anything.

  • I’m on a short road trip this weekend and I packed a three projects: a sock, a hat, and a sweater. Turns out, I haven’t had time to knit on the sweater, but the hat and sock have received a lot of attention. I pack only the essential notions: scissors, needle, tape measure, & crochet hook.

  • Socks on needles and excellent smelling hand lotion and a Polaroid picture of my mom and I sitting on the couch showing me how to knit when I was in my 20’s

  • All I am taking with me (every day, in Bordeaux and Paris) is my current project (another, yet again, Shetland Ruffles), yarn, directions, stitch markers. I’ve done more than 2 feet since we arrived a week ago yesterday.

  • If it’s a long vacation, Take along knitting for a hat, sock, mittens, and a bodhi cloth for the host

  • In my bag. At least 3 WIPs-one, no brainer project, one, just need to finish up, one, lace. Also my small bag with my essentials like stitch markers, pencil, cable needle etc. I leave room for new projects I may need to buy while gone!

  • Lots of stitch markers and whatever I am working on

  • My travel bag which is my go to work bag contains the in progress Atlas blanket I carry a few skeins with me at all times, just in case I finish a color and need to start the next color. Traveling to work isn’t as exciting as, let’s say flying to Paris, but it does keep my hands and mind busy!

  • A sock project, one or two really good books, rain gear (you never know, and there’s no such thing as bad weather just the wrong choice of clothes)

  • My travel knitting bag always has a pair of socks on the needles, a shawl project and a spare skein for a second pair of socks if I’m lucky enough to finish the first pair.

  • I love my Della Q makers saddle bag it’s perfect for travelling as it’s made of waxed canvas has tons of pockets and even a pattern holder!! Inside my bag is the current small project socks, slippers or mittens. Also in my bag is lip chap pens pencils eraser crochet needle, a ton of knitting notions, scissors and puppy needs

  • Cinnabar shawl

  • Usually a couple of pairs of socks, a couple of books, some downloaded podcasts, and then the usual clothes and toiletries.

  • Since I never win anything, I won’t bother telling what’s in my knitting travel bag. But where can I buy one of these bags?

    • Hi. Elissa! Don’t give up hope, but just in case…the bag is in the Sundries section of the MDK shop….right here.

  • I promised my daughter I would knit her baby/my first grandchild a menagerie of small animal dolls like I did for her cousins’ babies. (My free pattern is on Ravelry DancingknitterTX). Supplies for one can easily fit in a daypack.

  • Circular needles, cotton, wool, more wool, too much wool and my iPad,

    • My travel buddy Cathy packs her yarn like you do, Anne. Yarn, more yarn, too much yarn, and her crochet ‘needles’. Always prepared! I usually bring along about half that much, and I still could stay on the trip for 3 extra weeks before I would begin to use it all.

  • Small notions box, enough yarn for two ballband dishcloths, my favorite #7s, a puzzle mag, and paperback.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • My travel plans are from my home to my church each week to join with fellow knitters. My bag is packed with my current project, a cowl for mariners Christmas at Sea, Newark, NJ and then a matching hat. Used to be a traveler by ship, plane, car, but at 80 it isn’t as easy as it was when I was younger.

  • Huge sigh. Mine’s plumb empty!

  • Whatever is giving me joy to work on at the time. Also all the doo dads and notions I’ll ever need for anything.

  • If there’s a car trip involved, something simple enough that I can engage in conversation, but engrossing enough that I’m not paying attention to my husband’s driving!

  • my travel knitting bag has two projects…the first whatever current chemo hat I am working on and then, secondly, the current bigger project. The chemo hat is a collection of assorted hats that will be donated in the fall. And my current 2nd project is a lightweight poncho.

  • Three easy projects (hat and two shawls currently), as I’m on a trip to California. Knitting tools: small scissors, stitch markers, needle sizer, tapestry needles, patterns and various knitting needles. What a happy bag!!!

  • My iPad loaded with books and patterns and a big project (large shawl with colorwork , lace, whatever) and a smaller, mindless project.I have a notions pouch ready for travel on a moments notice. I always take binoculars and a sun hat and I’m ready for anything.

  • My travel bag always includes a shawl of some kind as I always have several going. Then some mindless project and a project that I’m really excited about.

  • My Kindle, a wip, and small accessory bag(stitch markers, blunt-nose scissors, bandaids)

  • My daily traveling bag has socks on needles, measuring tape, a stitch fixer and my on the go pouch (leather pouch with scissors, stitch markers and tapestry needles)

  • Socks are headed to the BEACH!!!

  • My carry along knitting bag has a shawl in it with all the knit notions I need. Also a cake of yarn to start a new “stupid knitting” project that I can work on anywhere without needing a pattern.

  • Something small and simple in addition to a new cast on, notions pouch, phone for audiobooks, snacks. I love totes!

  • In addition to the current project and basic tools, my iPad is a staple in my knitting bag. It is a great resource for looking up techniques and simpler patterns can be followed on its screen without needing to print them out.

  • I always take a sock pattern, needles and yarn. They don’t take up much space in your purse or tote.

  • Currently, socks and a cardigan.

  • My bag contains a small knitting project, a small notebook, solar phone charger, hand sanitizer, and snacks!

  • Two sock projects, one is always at a mindless knitting stretch for group knitting. I like to turn my heels alone and I need to Kitchener my toes alone.

  • In my travel knitting bag there are always socks and then sometimes an additional project I’m working on

  • Yowza – 302 comments already! So what’s in my knitting bag for vacation – something that I can do without thinking. Maybe socks. Maybe some log cabin squares. Anything that I don’t have too work too hard to do is perfect for me. Along with that you’ll probably find some sunscreen, my phone, a book, and my wallet. On vacation, I want to only have to worry about one bag that I can drag everyone.

    I can’t wait for vacation! I get really excited when I get to leave my own zip code these days. I. Am. So. Ready. For heaven’s sake, I went over the GW Bridge the other day (about 10 miles from my house) and I wanted to send postcards!

    • The first time I went to the grocery store in mid 2020, I almost sent “Wish You Were Here…” postcards.

  • Always a small WIP, socks or scarf, scissors and little crochet hooks. Extra yarn and credit cards for need it now yarn buying!!

  • This summer it’s a blanket and some crochet cotton and my grandmas set of steel crochet hooks to make crocheted covers for the smooth stones you find on the shores of Lake Michigan. I’m hoping to finish at least one per trip for the bowl on the coffee table. Memories for the long Michigan winter.

  • far too many projects, because what if I finish my current one? At least two socks (and more sock yarn, just in case), a lace project for when I want to ignore the world, and right now, lots of baby options as I’m going to be a great aunt soon!

  • A chart, pen, stitch markers, and yarn for 12×12 square to be added to a blanket.

  • I always have 2 projects: one that is interesting and requires some concentration and one that is simple. I also pack a tape measure, needles for darning in ends, stitch markers, a crochet hook (to ladder up corrections) and a compact tool to cut yarn.

  • My knitting bag for a trip with our little Basecamp is actually a knitting box, holding separate bags with a pattern and the relevant yarn and needle(s), because you can’t have just one. I don’t ever want to face running out of knitting, and most times we’re camped far away from yarn shops.

  • Oh boy, instead of the BEACH, we go fishing in SE Alaska. I usually take yarn for hats, a shawl in progress, and socks – still learning how to make them so I would pack Wanderlust as well. But this summer I would pack yarn (some purchased and 1 gifted) for a Marlogram, with ‘Making Marls’, the notions with my interchangeable needles and cash, of course, for my favorite LYS in Ketchikan. I bet it all would just fit in a new MDK bag!

  • My knitting bag always has a project and my Nook for reading.

  • A lot if socks, books, solar cream, cap! BEACH!

  • After MD Sheep & Wool yesterday… omg everything.
    But I *was* planning on taking some sock yarn crochet. Crochet is… well, as someone at sheep & wool said yesterday, you have to be picky about the crochet. But it does eat yarn at a fantastic rate. And fingering proliferates so much more quickly than any other yarn. And it’s kind of lovely when crocheted. And I can use all the tiny bits and do a lot of color play and goofing off and maybe I’ll end up with some cowls.
    And Lucet: was the tool of the day at the festival. Extremely satisfying fidget. I see some Lucet bracelets in our summer.

  • Since we often fly on a trip, no scissors! Instead I put in nail clippers, which are ok. I keep them in a small plastic container with a snap lid with yarn needle, markers, small ball of yarn for trying on, short crochet hook, row counter, yarn clips and a golf pencil (it’s short and fits in my plastic container ),

  • ball band dish cloths in all the bright colors!

  • I usually pack a simple scarf that I’m working on or a small baby item. A small pouch with notions and a paper copy of the pattern.

  • Socks, always socks, set of basic mini tools.

  • My travel knitting bag is almost always a sock, but occasionally something like a sockhead hat that has lots of ‘plain’ knitting. Mittens was last year, and I don’t know that I’d bring a sweater again. I also always have my trusty Knitkit in the bag, as that holds all the tools I would need with a sock, and generally I also have a length of scrap yarn of appropriate weight for holding stitches should I so need.

  • Always a set of interchangeable needles just in case a knitting projects pops up online or from a visit to a yarn store, a current project, needle bag of necessary knitting tools, a book on tape to multi task, adn book light in case the lights are not bright enough for knitting, that is my travel stash.

  • Well if I am going for one day at least two projects (in case I finish one (haha) I mess up and cannot figure it out when my brain is on vacation) if more then 2 days I think I pack half my WIP and some new yarn in case I need to cast something on.

  • My usual would be socks or a hat but I just adopted a new dog and am thinking dog sweater. I need to get organized because I’m leaving in three days for a river cruise of the lower Danube!

  • A simple knitting project and a good book, or two. Enjoy your vacations!

  • Since I am not a sock knitter, my travel bag contains a small, but impactful project – like a fingering weight shawl. Something that will engage me, but not require too much brain power- I am after all on vacation!!!

  • A shawl using 2 colors of sock yarn, a small box w/ stitch markers, a crochet hook, scissors, etc.

  • I am starting an Old Shale shawl in some yarn that I need to use up. What has brought this On???? I am moving and finding CLOSETS of hidden yarn that I had forgotten about and Old Shale is about as easy as it comes for knitting in stressful times…..like MOVING?

  • Probably way more projects than is possible to knit in any one trip!

  • My bag usually has knitting tools and a crochet hook. I will usually have a dishcloth pattern in the works and perhaps a shawl or lapghan also.

  • Sock yarn and needles travel so well.

  • My small bag of knitting necessities (markers, scissors, etc.) along with my latest blanket project. I also tuck in baby hat essentials for when concentration is at a premium.
    BTW, DG, where did you say you were going? I think I missed it!

  • A small knitting project, sunblock, sunglasses, small paperback book, and anything else I think I might need!

  • Socks. Always socks because they are so portable and my favorite handmade gift to give.

  • Materials for a memorized scarf with keyhole. Good for miscellaneous gifts in December.

  • Materials for a memorized scarf pattern for gift giving.

  • Two paperbacks, a baby blanket on the needles, TBD project, sunglasses. Tablet to read MDK posts!

  • We are traveling soon, to our son’s graduation – and I have a sock all ready to go. It’s the alternating slip stitch pattern from Field Guide #11!

  • I always have socks -on -the -go on my needles in my purse when traveling in the car, even for short rides. I learned that putting the ball of yarn INSIDE the leg of the sock once it is long enough = no tangles! Then if traveling on a long trip I also pack away something simple and portable so I can enjoy the new scenery and knit along without making too many mistakes! AND an extra pair of needles and a small notions bag. I am packing these things tonight for may trip to Philadelphia this week to visit my son.

  • Wish I WERE going to travel out of my zip code! What I take whenever I leave the house (in case of car trouble, and for waiting rooms) is cotton yarn for a small brainless project like a washcloth or potholder, plus folding scissors, a circular needle, a crochet hook and a tapestry needle. The pattern is in my phone, and in my head. I’ve accumlated a foot-high stack of potholders. Anybody need a really nice double-thick potholder?

  • Blanket squares or a scarf. Tapestry needle. Small crochet hook. Coilless pins to use as stitch markers (also good for last minute dress alterations!) A mystery book (currently a Mick Herron)

  • My favorite lip balm, lotion, tylenol and chocolate.

  • My travel knitting bag has socks and a ranunculus because I like to have options

  • I always have a washcloth that is a no brained in my bag or often a small easy hat project along with a more complicated pattern that I will have in progress so I’m prepared for whatever comes my way

  • I never travel without at least two projects, just in case I run into a snag with one. Or finish one. Or to give myself options. And they are not necessarily small projects, either. A compact selection of essential knitting notions, at least two pairs of headphones to listen to audio books and podcasts while knitting. I need to find a good small light source for travel because the lights on airplanes don’t always work. And snacks, of course. A cool bag from MDK would be the perfect addition to the travel happiness kit!

  • Just back from Oahu and Maui to see the fam, and on the way to Yosemite and No Cal this fall, after some summer in Maine. (can you spell bottled up demand?????) Bon voyage, bon apetit, and safe travel one and all!

  • 2 projects, and my small bag of knitting notions. Tea bags. Maybe a snack and a bottle of water.

  • Always an airplane scarf in progress… mindless
    knitting in the round to while away the hours, a mystery or thriller from the top of my TBR stack and a smaller, more complex knitting project to stretch my brain and impress knitters around me while I am at my destination or cruising…or waiting for tour busses.

  • My bag contains a fun new knitting project (babywear), with project necessities, reading glasses, a tantalizing mystery book read, foldable sun hat, sunscreen, bottled water, and a relaxed attitude.

  • The knit bag is another piece of luggage – so something useful, something new, something to read, to write, to knit.

  • Love reading what everyone is carrying around in their knitting bags. I have the Isabell Kraemer’s beautiful wrap called SSP using the gorgeous Rowan felted tweed!! (From MDK of course) So much fun to knit.

  • I just found out about a new baby coming to the family, so – baby yarn!

  • Travel knitting bag, like all other project bags: Project, row counter, stitch markers, cable j hook (for fixing brioche mistakes), Susan Bates handi tool (for fixing mistakes), snips. Onward!

  • Something easy on the needles, like a handspun lace scarf at the moment. Bag includes 2 hat projects too, just waiting in line, and patterns + zip bag with tools. I always carry a book, and depending on the travel, a Kindle with several books and ear phones.

  • My knitting travel bag has a small simple project & a large simple project. Plus all the support gear in my interchangable needle bag. I’ve added the “Skill Set Book” for a reference book just incase there’s no cell service. We’re doing short haul camping this year while we wait for folks to calm down about flying. Happy Adventuring.

  • What’s in my bag?
    Sweaters for my grand babies.
    The 4yr and the brand new one.
    Beach? Tolovana in Oregon.

  • Nail care kit, crafting tool kit, various projects, spare plastic bag, napkins, some candy.

  • I was going through my knitting bag the other day because I finally decided to haul a sweater out of timeout and give it a go. (I think I may have solved that issue in the shoulder, thank you very much!!) The knitting bag that went into hibernation with it contained an archaeological dig worth of lost treasures. The size 6 DPs were in there. The torch holders. Those cool purple stitch markers that my sister gave me. A few crochet hooks. There’s more, too, that just what tumbled out when I went rooting around on the first pass. The rest of it shall be set free once I knit the sleeves and finish the damn sweater!!

    • Torch holders was supposed to be stitch holders. Siri was being cranky today, apparently.

  • As many others have mentioned, two projects small enough for the probable close seating and small plastic bag of ‘notions’ and SHORT interchangeable needles! Learned the hard way that different airlines have different rules! Last but not least, room for more yarn!

  • My travel knitting: linen stitch scarf I save for travel only and socks (always have a pair on the needles) accompanied by crochet hooks, stitch markers, scissors, nail file, 6″ ruler, pen and paper. I rarely take anything that requires a pattern or too much concentration.

  • My travel knitting bag often has a lace-edged chemo cap project (I knit for Stitches of Love, one of our church’s ministries) as well as a shawl project. I also include 3×5 cards with yarn shop addresses/notes for each port or place we’re planning to visit so I can incorporate them into our walking tours. Funny that we just “happen” to pass by a yarn shop!

  • As I am currently traveling I can say 2 different sets of socks, one vanilla and the second to be determined. A baby sweater, scarf, for mindless knitting, and a color work hat for when I really want to mentally work on stuff but cannot cook/bake.

  • Right now, mine has a dishcloth (anything smaller and I get car sick) and the very beginning of a scarf!

  • Socks or a hat; easy and portable.

  • Hat in progress. With another ready to go should need be. Wisconsin winters mean there is always a person, a shelter, an event where a hat is needed.

  • Socks!

  • Two projects, one where I need to think, and one where I can relax and knit! A Sudoku in case I need a break. A great novel. And of course all my knitting necessities. And a candy bar!

  • My travel bag always has my interchangeable needle set, a 100 ml cleaned-out liquor bottle that holds stitch markers, tapestry needles, a fix-it hook thingy, and a tiny antique crochet hook (credit to Lucy Neatby for showing what a handy container those shot-size bottles are for tools) and a swimsuit. Good to go.

  • An IRL book, my iPad (with that same book downloaded, if possible), and a couple of knitting projects. One I have to think about, another I don’t.

  • Ziplock bag with knitting tools, yarn and needles, and a project so mindless that I need merely be conscious to make progress on it!

  • I don’t have a travel knitting bag since I don’t travel much. I just grab y latest project.

  • Socks, and my little plastic AM Leonard box with compartments for markers, darning needles, etc

  • multi-colored linen stitch scarf knit in the round Great conversation knitting

  • A square for my A Day Out blanket. To the BEACH 🙂

  • A small brainless project, yarn snips, measuring tape, and room for souvenir yarn.

    Last time I forgot to take a tapestry needle and had to Kitchener my sock. I turned it inside out and did a three needle bind off, worked great.

    So l guess I should add a needle to the bag…

  • My travel knitting bag contains my next project, all required needles, stitch holders and my small scissors.

  • Travel knitting bag always has one new project (only swatch and cast-on pre-travel), and often a project from the wip pile that desperately needs to be one of only a few wips available during the trip so it gets some attention. Then the usual notions, chapstick, ear buds, ginger candies, hand sanitizer…

  • Usually socks, but often a backup project as well.

  • Stitch markers & a small crochet hook

  • Kindle reader, Shawl WIP and munchies.

  • I carry a small crochet hook and usually a tape measure in my EDC my travel knitting is a very small cloth project bag with a sock weight hat on a circ in a ziploc.

  • That bag is beautiful. I always carry a knitting and a crochet project with me. And of course a book just to be sure I’m covered!

  • Yarn, needles hat patterns, notions and pom poms. Vacation is the perfect time to work on holiday gifts.

  • Folding scissors, ChiaoGoo Twist Blue shorties needle set, ChiaoGoo Twist 5″ interchangeable needle set, needle gauge, needle for weaving ends, stitch markers, yarn and patterns for a project or two – usually a shawl and hat or slippers. Maybe a sweater if it doesn’t take up too much room.

  • Baby sweaters for the new grandbaby on the way, and a mindless beanie that I can knit with my eyes closed for times where social interaction is required.

  • Some knitting and crochet projects…quick, in progress…all good

  • Lately my bag has socks, a good book and my tablet in case I need knitting help.

  • My bag has another little bag with all the necessities-crochet hook, stitch markers, scissors, all kinds of stuff- then I have a top down sweater that is a simple design. There are some M & Ms for emergencies.

  • Current project(s) of a size that is easily portable, any accompanying instructions, extra needles (you never know when something else may need to be started) a mag and/or book (might take the time to read or dream). No project that is easily portable – time to start one!

  • My notions bag is always with me! Never know when you are going to need that crochet hook.

  • I so “get” your beach chant. Enjoy! Wish it was on my calendar this summer. Living vicariously through you. In my knitting bag are 2 sweaters: one fussy, one easy, and a pair of socks.

  • I’m planning a trip this summer and my travel knitting bag will include several lightweight projects–maybe baby sweaters?

  • My travel back always have my ebook with several good books downloaded.
    Always a change of underwear and my meds. Of course I have a simple (my friends call it a newish knitters project) cowl. Note it is a 2 color striped cowl; Way cool!

  • MDK Skill Set tote – as soon as I win it’ Until then, plastic grocery sacks and paper bags (sigh).

  • Every knitting tool I own, an extra pair of glasses, an extra tape measure, an extra pair of tiny scissors, at least 3 projects, paper and pen for notes, and my iPad.

  • A Hat being nade with nubby yarn and yummy mohair held together and a tank top I want to finish for this summer! I am very sad to say that my knitting bag is at the hospital with me, but I am hoping that in a week or so, it will be with me at the beach.

  • I keep stitch markers, scissors, measuring tape, stitch gauge rule, cable key, and a snack, in addition to my specific project supplies and pattern.

  • Lip balm, hand cream, tools, snack, and my very first weaving project. An almost finished scarf. 🙂

  • My travel knitting bag has my iPad, a book, my journal and either a enough yarn for a pair of socks and/or a shawl. Of course, there is the container with stitch markers, a small crochet hook, and scissors. In today’s world, there is a small bottle of hand sanitizer too and a spare mask, just in case. 🙂

  • Socks! Small & portable. And oh yes a baby hat!

  • I travel for work and knitting always comes with me, great for long plane rides, sitting in airports and lonely hotel rooms. I keep only minimal supplies with me on the plane, one darning needle a few stitch markers and knitting on a circular needle with removed needles made of bamboo. TSA doesn’t take away and I can knit.

  • A sweater. I know, it’s hot already. But if I don’t knit it now, it won’t be ready when it’s cold again!

  • I usually have my latest project or two, patterns, needles, bag with notions and my tablet.

  • Sand. From the beach.22 YEARS AGO. Must.beach.asap.

  • My travel bag right now has two small projects (a gnome and a pair of socks), sketchbook (with pencils, eraser, and pen), a novel, a biography, headphones, and a spare battery for my phone. This thing is going to burst!

  • Hand-warmers…smaller than socks and no heels or toes!

  • A sock project and stitch markers! And sometimes scissors depending on whether or not they make it through security…

  • My travel knitting bag is usually a smaller project, like a hat or socks. My Vacation knitting bag is my knitting bag, a repurchased purse. It has two projects in it, notions, and my tablet to use Knit Companion (my newest favorite knitting tool).

  • At least 2 projects in case I finish one! Needle set and small bag of tools I also bring my iPad I’m case I need access to patterns, techniques etc

  • I went to Maryland Sheep & Wool this weekend so my knitting bag going in had a sock blank with DPNs, a sleeve to finish, and a ball of yarn to swatch. Going home this morning my carry on bags are full of YARN! Glorious, beautiful, family-farm-raised-sheared-spun-skeined-rare-breed YARN! Oh and a sock blank, a still-not-finished sleeve, and a beautiful swatch for my next cast on.

  • Hmmm…..I haven’t packed it up for a long time. But I’m traveling in July so I’ll take a shawlette project, needles, markers, scissors, a small crochet hook, the pattern, a tapestry needle and a chain row counter.

  • Socks, always socks. And a top down raglan sweater just below the tricky bits so I can knit mindless stockinette in the round (and in the dark.. Who needs light to see the powerpoint slides? #freaking in person work conf.)

  • My knitting bag always has yarn enough for a few baby hats, which I knit for the local hospital. In a “special’ small project bag I have my Knitpicks circular needle holder (which I love), a “special” pencil case to hold travel size scissors, stitch markers, crochet hooks, ruler, pencil. I usually have a couple of tiny hat patterns. I travel quite a bit which gives me airport airplane knitting time! Oh…and a book!

  • dishcloth, small and portable, pattern is memorized

  • A socks project, crochet hook to fix the phooeys, water, android tablet.

  • I like to tuck small projects in my bag for waiting room time. Often i don’t notice how long I have been sitting in wait, and then am surprised that it’s my turn.

  • I always take my knitting with me when I go out. Generally its something small but lately its been a Shetland Hap that I’m working on. I’m making the half-Hansel Hap by Gudrun Johnson.

  • Woo hoo! This year I’m packing for Ireland! In my bag -my full set of interchangable needles and my phone for full access to my MDK library. Because…well, you never know when you’ll be possessed to BUY MORE YARN. Happy travels everyone!

  • My Kindle, sunscreen, reading glasses, my phone and as many knitting projects as I can cram in!

  • Socks, because they’re small and take me forever.

  • Wish I had seen this earlier, as I’m just back from vacation. I carefully picked projects, yarn, bag and notions. After casting on 250 stitches, working a cowl in the round for a few hours, of course my cable broke mid-flight.
    Anyhow, love reading all the replies, hoping to glean some insight for my next trip.

  • A fun summer shawl and parts of my temperature blanket. Always too many books –

  • 3 projects, a simple knit it in company project, a “I finally have time to think” project either something with tricky bits or a new design I’m working on and something small usually a hat for our guild’s community knitting. Can’t forget the audiobooks to accompany said knitting and one of my Altoids tin notions kits.

    This is torture now all I can think of is beach, beach, beach and it is going to be warm at the end of the week.

  • My travel bag usually has a mindless, garter stitch project.

  • a hat in progress, sunglass readers, emergency dishcloth knitting materials.

  • I usually bring something small like socks or a hat or maybe a cowl so that I can pick it up and put it down easily without getting lost. It seems like whenever I bring a larger or more complicated project it just doesn’t get any love.

  • I have one that is water resistant with a blue background and white whales as the print design. I bought it when I lived in Seattle so the whales were appropriate! Now, I am trying to figure out how to knit and float in my new pool now that I live in FL. I have conflicting priorities…..pool….knit….pool….knit.

  • My knitting bag will contain circular needles and yarn for a sweet little baby blanket.

  • I’ve been working on the Kaffe Fassett garter strip shawl from the Masterclass Field Guide. Too big (and hot all over my lap) for vacay knitting. I do believe I’ll have to cast on something new….so my travel knitting bag is TBD!! But I’d better hurry up and decide on something because I leave next week! 🙂

  • My set of interchangeable needles and I think that’s it. It’s pretty dusty.

  • Always a book, music, and a itty bitty knitting project.

  • Yikes! I’m in the midst of this dilemma right now! Hat? Shawlette? Knit or crochet? Must be small, single skein, mindless but not terribly boring…

  • I always carry my knitting, my backup knitting project, an emergency knitting project and a pair of socks just in case the mood strikes.

  • My go-bag currently has my Temperature Blanket, and the start of a tweed-ish cardigan for a love in my life, baby Brody, 2yo.
    My blanket is still on the smallish side, so this works!

  • Socks! Usually a plain Jane pair – self striping to keep it interesting.

  • We’ll, now I just want sand in mine. BEACH. I like to finish something on a trip, so I make sure to bring a little Soak. I also always think I’ll have more knitting time than I end up with, so I bring yarn “there and back again” like a yarny companion.

  • A simple project and a more advanced skill project. Needles,etc and cell to listen to music while I knit

  • In my travel knitting bag, I have a small project–currently I have a lace scarf that I only work on during trips, when I am sitting for a long time in the car or on a plane. It’s a complex pattern that I have to really focus on, for uninterrupted periods of time. I also have my little clear zipper back with knitting accoutrements–little tape measure, rotary cutter, stitch markers, scrap yarn, a few crochet hooks, and a needle gauge. Some of the tools date back to my grandma, who taught me to knit.

  • I’m going on a Caribbean cruise to celebrate my birthday.

    • Oops, hit return too fast. For travel knitting it’s always my current mindless knitting of the moment or basic socks because they don’t take up much room.

  • My travel knitting bag usually has a simple pair of socks or a hat in progress – small, portable, and good for getting ahead on gift knitting. It also always has tea – you never know when you’re going to be somewhere and all they will have is a sad, stale Lipton tea bag (shudder).

  • Miniature notions tin and the current WIP

  • Stitch markers (I seem to always drop one or two from my project), my latest project (currently working on Winters Beach Cardi by Andrea Mowry), and crochet hook just in case!

  • Currently, a baby blanket that needs to be finished for a sweet boy who is already a few months old!

  • I like to bring a small project (cowl, or some socks, baby sweater, or a summer tee) everywhere I go, just in case I have to wait or get stuck somewhere. Whenever i hear about epic traffic jams or airport delays, I think – “I would be prepared b/c I would have my knitting and would not get bored!!” So far, an extreme delay like that has only happened to me once.. but i did have my knitting!

  • i have a bag that was a gift from someone that says, Knit Happens!

  • i have a bag that was a gift from someone that says, Knit Happens! whats in it currently is a summer weight top and socks of course!

  • My travel knitting bag this past weekend held a cowl that needed grafting (knitting complete in 2020). Done!!!
    A hat – started and then completely ripped out due to inability to read directions – then started again.
    Complicated lace shawl that didn’t make it out of the bag after the first day.

  • If I’m driving- I take the giant knitting bag with all current WIPs and many accessories. If flying, a small bag with only 1 or 2 projects and my small bag of essential accessories.

  • What is in my travel bag is yarn. bamboo knitting needles, and baby yarn. I don’t have a pattern because I do a standard waffle weave I know by heart

  • My go bag always has a small cable needle , 2 crochet hooks smallish and medium, a small notebook & pencil, an Altoids tin with locking stitch markers, tiny scissors, an assortment of tapestry & sewing needles, beading thread, and a thimble. When not on the go, this same bag is in my knitting basket for constant use.

  • Always my bag of supplies, my Monday Night Knitnerds project and something else like a hat or a sweater or a baby blanket but NOT socks.

  • My travel knitting bag has small, light projects. It has 2 variations of the boomerang shawl, and yarns for mittens for children in Ukraine (8 completed).

  • Nail file, mints,scissors small, assorted crochet hooks for fixing a drop and tucking in ends,keystone my apartment,next two colors for log cabin blanket. Hope you draw me.

  • My travel project is a very open weave summer sweater made with a recycled yarn.

  • In my knitting bag for travel – always: snips, stitch markers, progress keeper, measuring tape, fingernail file, crochet hook for picking up stitches lost when the car hit a bump, and more often than not there are socks on the needles.

  • stitch markers, lip balm, and a pen!

  • In my travel bag, I will have my current read, most likely a non-fiction adventure (my favorite), my current knitting project, this summer a baby blanket, knit overalls, or a doll– for the baby granddaughter coming in late July, and some carefully chosen snacks and water bottle .

  • My to go knitting bag has a notions bag and yarn. Right now, because I’m going by car, it has a sweater in it. In a 2 weeks because I’ll be flying across the pond, it will most likely have a hat or cowl.

  • A cowl in progress. No socks!

  • Sunscreen, baby socks on the needles, water bottle, a hat and sunglasses.

  • A pair of socks for me, with a second skein for my sister, just in case I knit a LOT while I am visiting her.

  • A small, lovely, and treasured notions bag my son purchased for me in Prague.

  • I almost always travel with a hat-in-progress on a circular needle. No funny looks from the TSA. 😉 And I keep a little bento box travel kit ready with stitch markers, row counter, cable needle, and one of those round cutting tools disguised as a pendant.

  • Yarn, my fav hook and snacks!

  • Socks go everywhere with me, and my larger travel bag carries a full set of interchangeable needles, sewing needles, stitch markers, crochet hook, cable needle, scissors and several projects. I’d love a new bag!

  • Just finished packing. Flight departs in 14 hours 50 minutes…who’s counting? Packed the lace sweater wip since I’m gone for 2 months and will forget where I am if don’t take it, and two Freia ombres for another marlogram scarf; the first was fabulous and it’s a great travel project. If I run out, there’s a lys in our town in France, and I’ll be in Copenhagen in late June and have already tagged a lys there.

  • A lace weight stockinette shawl and a fingerless mitt (in cashmere!) come with me on all trips right. They squish down nicely to be carried in small project bags. BEACH!

  • Baby blankie knitting for the first grand baby!

  • Socks, book, more yarn than I’ll ever knit on a trip…

  • I have my on the go knitting tools, and two WIPs: Atlas Knight Hood and Blend cardigan.

  • I’m flying so it has to be uncomplicated – as in one color, no chart. A simple summer sweater to wear when I get home to the heat, knit in the round. Tool kit has scissors, tapestry needle, stitch fixer, tape measure, and plenty of stitch markers.

  • Something crocheted with a summery cotton blend AND an easy peasy garter and lace wrap from a wool/cotton blend. Happy face x 3!

  • I always have wine corkscrew in my knitting bag! Just in case!

  • My travel knitting bag usually has at least 3 projects of varying difficulty and my ipad that contains all the patterns, music, audiobooks and other books. Also earbuds so I can listen and knit.

  • My packing always seems to start with deciding which couple of projects, knitting of course, I want to pack. What gets to come along depends on the type of travel; lace for flights, bigger projects for cruises…I still remember cruises. Then I can start thinking about packing clothes and everything else.

  • current travel bag has a baby afghan -due in September-and of course, hand lotion and lip balm and peppermints, because, kisses from the man driving who married me almost forty years ago.

  • It depends upon which bag/project I bring given the mode of travel. Lately I have been carrying a WIP shawl, a bag of notions and currently “The Splendid and the Viile” which is a very well written book about Churchill & Roosevelt prior to the US joining WWII.

  • Travel size project (currently a hat or cow), stitch makers, an amazing stitch gauge measure checker (a magnifying clear plastic bar), tiny double sided cracker hook for fixing errors, measuring tape, tiny scissors, and hand lotion. Actual bag varies.

  • A giant fireside blanket. I know but I want to finish and I can keep my whole row warm if it’s cold on the olane

  • I always have my travel knitting bag with me! It is packed with a vanilla sock on circular needle with point protectors in place. The Sock is at a mindless knitting stage: stockinette up the foot or the cuff with an easy stitch.

  • In my travel knitting bag is the (seemingly never ending) Converging Lines Cowl. Never ending because I’m not making the time to knit and I’m still not traveling.

  • Socks are in my travel bag, always.

  • Gloves. Tiny knitting

  • I travel with a crochet and a knitting project. It is easier to set crochet down in the middle of a row so I crochet if I anticipate interruptions will occur. My travel projects tend to be simple repeat patterns and small like hats, headbands, scarves, baby afghans. I always have a small bag of stitch markers, row counters, scissors, crochet hooks, etc. – you never know what you might need! I never leave home without my yarn!

  • In Oaxaca de Juárez I found some quality plastic crochet hooks that the TSA won’t reject or confiscate (yes, that does still happen in some airports — depends on the threat level at the moment you go through security). Some interesting and crochet friendly yarn or some practical yarn. A project that doesn’t call for flying hands or elbows so I can respect the personal space (HA, HA, HA — on a plane?) of other passengers. Oh, an empty tooth floss container for the cutter. Oftentimes I try to find something like a shamrock and green yarn so that I can complete quickly and give to my seatmate or a helpful employee.

    • I carry nail clippers with me for the exact same reason, though I recently found that as long as the scissors are 4 inches or less from the pivot point, the TSA will let them pass through.

  • Right now, I have two “travel” bags (if going cross-town to a local knitting group gathering counts as travel): one is a simple summer shawl by a Ukrainian designer and the other is filled with miscellaneous DK stash yarn for crocheting flowers for Arne & Carlos Hilde spring along throw. Still not up for airplane travel, so travel is confined to the Pacific Northwest for now.

  • Perfect timing as we just took a road trip 🙂 I had two pairs of socks, one hat with a complicated brim, and a baby blanket I was trying to finish. The hat brim never got touched but I got a few inches on one sock, the other sock got frogged and reknit halfway, and the baby blanket got finished! Then I started to turn the extra blanket yarn into a matching hat….. If we’re just going for a day trip I tend to only take one or two projects – depending on where I’m at with them… I do like something easy so I can chat and knit but I don’t mind something with a pattern either – my husband has gotten used to me counting under my breath, lol!

  • Socks…they are so portable.