I plan to pack two projects (maybe a third... ). The first is a design for a wonderful yarn company, which I obviously cannot go into detail about, sorry. The second is the Sand and Sea Shawlette by Alana Dakos.
This project to me is the quintessential vacation project. It is small, lightweight, portable, interesting yet not too difficult. I have started the shawlette, but still have a ways to go. Mine is made from Three Irish Girls' Glenhaven Casmerino in Driftwood and The Fibre Company's Canopy Fingering in Manatee. Both yarns are to-die-for in so many ways: loft, spring, feel, wear, color.... oh my!
Need a few ideas of projects to travel with? Then look no further. These patterns were selected with several factors in mind: portability (size of finished object), heaviness (no one wants to cart around an afgan while on a trip), and fiddliness (yep, made that word up. No knitting with 8 different colors and three different needle sizes on the train).
Here are my vacation knitting picks:
|Turkish Bed Socks by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas|
|Antiquity by Alicia Plummer|
|Typha by Kirsten Kapur|
|Black Bunny by Andi Smith|
|Harriet's Tam by Meg Roke|
|Maxine by Leah McGlone|
|Turn A Square by Jared Flood|
|Gansey Scarf by Megan Goodacre|
For the kids...
|Sardines by Andrea Sanchez|
|(various woodland) mittens by Birch Hollow Cottage|
|Kyle Vest by Connie Chang Chinchio|