A Few WIPs Too Many? ;)

What does a woman do when she already has about a dozen half-finished project, and she is about to head to a 10-day trip to her in-laws? Of course, she takes on new projects with her!

Unless it is a work trip, travelling is a great opportunity for knitting and crochet. All those hours in airports and on planes, in buses and trains. All those long chatting sessions at cafes, or around living room tables.

The only problem is, that to actually get things done, one has to do some proper pre-trip planning. And as you can imagine, there is plenty of other things that need to be taken care of before getting on that plane. So, I had a whole 10 minutes to come up with something, and drew up a quick plan of:

  • Something that is travel-proof, including getting-through-airport-security-proof. That generally means crochet with a bamboo hook, something quick and easy.

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Please note the curve of this crochet hook. This thing is such an experienced traveller it should have its own frequent flyer membership.

  • Something that actually fills up my time, meaning more mental effort.

Moose Parade Sock

My excuse to starting two new projects? No new yarn was purchased for either of them, so it is kind of a stash-busting trip 😛

I’ll let you know how it all goes… 😉

Relaxing Weekend

When I stay hotels, I often do things that I don’t do at home… take a bath or watch TV, for example. And if it is a trip with a more relaxing schedule, I do things that I don’t always find time for at home. So, of course, when we drove off for a romantic weekend at the spa, of course I packed a book and crochet with me! 😉

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After completing the latest large project, I decided to treat myself to something more fun and quick. And what’s more fun than Happypotamus!? I’ve claimed my admiration towards that pattern before, but just look at that hippo bottom, isn’t it cute!? And, it gives me a great chance to use up a good chunk of my blanket leftovers.

I have about half of the hippo ready now… I just wish the spa weekend would have been longer 😉