I might have said this before, but commuting sucks. Well. Depending on how often you have to change trains/buses/flights. The only thing keeping me sane (well – kind of) is going into productivity mode as soon as I find a seat. Then the world vanishes and makes space for the unavoidable knitting frenzy that bubbles within me every day.
Every morning starts more or less the same: Try to find alarm clock. Throw alarm clock against wall. Try to find alarm clock again to make sure it’s completely dead. Rub eyes and walk to the sock-yarn-drawer. Open drawer and grab what’s on top (There are so many wonderful colours in my stash that I would take hours to decide if I tried this with open eyes). Check needles are in project bag and I’m good to go. Then, when I’m on the train to work I open my eyes and check what I grabbed and start knitting 🙂 So this is basically what I do. For longer trips I usually pack two to three big balls of yarn to make sure I’ll survive. The ideal project for an early-morning ride is a simple vanilla sock that doesn’t require much brain activity. Perfect for a non-coffee drinker like me. So guess how many travelnillas I already have stashed in my market bag? There might be the occasional pair of mitts coming up now, too.
On my last flight to Hamburg I was knitting socks. One Sock per flight. And people always comment on it. Someone even asked me, if I were knitting socks for my grandchildren. Thank you very much. I might be 30+, but I don’t look THAT old!
Well. Here is what I made last week. Have a look at my Etsy shop and you’ll find them all there.
Have a happy weekend and enjoy knitting 🙂
These are a variation on my convertible mitts with thumb flap
And some travelnillas (travel-vanilla socks)