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Travel Knitting Finished

I take travel crafting very seriously. There is no way I am spending hours in a plane or in a car without a project to work on. But, it has to be the perfect project. Not too easy that I get bored. Not too tough that I get frustrated. Something that I don't need to look at the pattern every five minutes. I take about ten minutes to pack my clothing and hours agonizing over what project to pack. For our Christmas trip to Arkansas, I decided on a Quaking Aspen Shawl. It seemed to have all the hallmarks of good travel knitting. Plus, it was a free pattern. Plus, I had the yarn I needed in my stash. WooHoo.

Road construction- good thing I have plenty of yarn.

And, it was indeed great travel knitting. I cast on during our first flight. I knit while on airplanes. I knit while talking to family. I knit on Christmas day after the power went out. I knit while stuck in the car going nowhere due to construction. I dragged it around everywhere with me through several states. And now, a couple of months and a fancy border later, it's done. I would have finished it a lot earlier if I wasn't so easily distracted by other crafties.

Quaking Aspen Shawl

I love the contrast of the two different yarns. And the stripes. I'm a sucker for stripes.

Quaking Aspen

Quaking Aspen

Quaking Aspen

I think Anna's got a future in knitwear modeling. She's trying to convince me that the shawl should be hers. I'll probably let her wear it every once in a while. But, this shawl is mine.

New scarf


balloongal said…
I love what a good model she is for your crafts.

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