I have some travelling to do over the next couple of weeks – an overnight trip to Sydney for work and a few days away in Malaysia for my daughter’s taekwondo.
Since learning to crochet a couple of years ago, this will be the first time that I have gotten onto a plane and I was a little stumped as to how I would bring my crochet with me. Because it needs to come with me!
The only other times I have travelled since learning to crochet have been car trips and so it was easier to just pack up whatever project or projects I was currently working on, in whatever project bag or basket best suited them, and just bring it with me.
This time I felt like my trips required a bit more thought. Whatever I take with me can’t be in a big project bag. The project also needed to be one that I did not need to rely on counting tricky repeats or keep track of them with the app on my phone. I also didn’t want the project to involve lots of colour changes that require more yarn and scissors. And it can’t be one that I need to write lots of notes on, which is what I do when it’s a new design. It also needs to be a project that will last long enough that I don’t finish it too soon and need a second one!
So with all of this considered, I think I have come up with the perfect project!
I have started a new poncho for myself. This will be perfect! It is a simple two row repeat. And has sufficient yarn for at least my first trip. I’m undecided if I will crochet on the plane or not, but this super handy yarn bag will allow me to if I choose to. If I had really thought it out properly then I would have started using the bag from the start so that I can use the nifty little hole in the top. As it is I will just need to unzip the lid a bit and maybe protect the yarn from the zip somehow as the one I am using is a fingering weight and might get caught in the zip a bit.
My wollfamos project also fits quite neatly into the bag, so I’m considering taking that on my Malaysia trip as well as the poncho. Or another gradient yarn that I have in the queue needing a project. This bag is probably a good choice for my wollfamos and scheepjes whirls whether I am travelling or not too as it keeps the ball neatly contained!
If you’re after the yarn bag, then I suggest a google search. This one was a gift for me in a woolswap, but I have seen them on Ali Express. I’ve also seen some other types in my quick search that have little pockets on the outside and hold more yarn, so I might investigate and purchase one for my Malaysia trip.
At least now too I am more looking forward to my trips as I don’t need to go without my crochet!