Who doesn’t like to bring knitting along with on a vacation? Sometimes there’s plenty of time to kill while you’re just sitting there waiting to get to your destination. Not to mention, once you get to where you’re going, you’ll probably have some downtime between all of your exciting adventures.
If you’re taking a car or train, it should be easy enough to grab your things and go. But if you’re taking a plane, be aware that not all tools of the trade are welcome. According to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), knitting needles are typically allowed in carry-on baggage. However, you might have to hold off on bringing any scissors with. Only scissors 4 inches or shorter are allowed in a carry-on. It should also be noted that the TSA has the final OK on all carry-on objects while going through screening.
Travel Knitting Projects
Although you might be very attached to your yarn stash, the thought of bringing several balls of yarn with on an excursion can seem a bit daunting. You probably don’t want to haul along a project like full-sized afghan or sweater. But there are certainly many different projects out there that are easy to carry wherever you go.
Luggage tags could be knit and used on the way home. Try knitting a number of different cases and cozies. These don’t require much yarn and can be worked up quickly and in abundance. Make an iPhone cozy or sunglasses case or Mini Two Hour Case.
The ultimate travel knitting projects have to be socks and slippers. Just grab a some needles, one or two skeins of yarn, and you’ll be set for several hours of knitting. Some of my favorite patterns are Summer Socks, Serendipity Socks, and Cranberry Slipper Boots. Knit one sock on the way there, and one on the way back. You’ll have your own souvenir from the trip!