How many projects does a knitter need to bring on vacation???
That’s a very good question. [I suspect the answer may be different for every knitter, and every vacation! 😉] This time around, I packed four projects that have been in progress for some time in the hopes that I’d finish or come close to finishing one or more of them… 🤞🏻😆
Project #1: Fox Cub Sweater Set Hat & Booties
I finished the sweater portion of this set a month or so ago, in time to gift it to the parents-to-be at their baby shower!
I’ve been working on the matching hat & booties over the last few weeks, hoping to finish them before the baby arrives!
Booties just need foxy ears, and embroidered eyes and noses now! 😄
I feel like the hat came out smaller than I was hoping… I usually knit 3-6 month size for new babies because they grow so fast! Maybe I mistakenly knit the Newborn size? Or accidentally used smaller needles? Not sure what happened there… 🤔
At any rate, I think (hope!) the hat will fit the Newborn for a couple of weeks at least, so I’m going to go ahead and send it!
But I’m giving serious thought to casting on for a larger size hat to send along as well… 😊 So much for finishing, right?! 😆😂💗
Got the ears and faces on the booties done, though!
Aren’t they cute?!
I confess that I like them so much that I could not stop taking photos! 😆😂
I find knitting for babies SO gratifying! 😄💗
Project #2: Blanket Square for Carrie
This one I did finish! The knitting was already completed, so I just wove in my ends and blocked my square!
Project #3: Cowl/Snood Sample
That’s Pepper snuggled up on my lap there, “helping” with my knitting! 😉💗
This one is for a new design I’m working on; a chunky, cozy cowl/snood. Part of my process is that I knit as I design, and there were a few specific design features I wanted to work on… so I knit until I ran out of yarn. Then I ripped it all out, made the changes I wanted to make in the pattern, and started all over again! It’s all just part of my process. Sometimes I have feel/see/do something in order to make a decision about it. 😉 So this counts as progress in my book! 😊
Project #4: Capelet Sample
And last, but definitely not least, I also brought along a sample that I’m knitting for a new capelet design. I think this may be the third time I’ve knit this sample 😒… It happens that way sometimes! 😜😊 Anyway, it’s a great traveling companion, and ended up being my go-to project for on-the-beach-knitting as its very portable and I’ve thoroughly memorized the pattern! 😆
How many knitting projects do you like to take with you when you travel? Do you prefer to cast on something new, or continue/finish WIPs?