I saw a cartoon the other day about how a knitter prepares for travel. I can't find it right now, but I think I can easily summarize.
- A few weeks before departure, knitter figures out which project to work on while traveling and commences to assemble required materials.
- This, of course, is in addition to the WIP/contingency/mood projects already destined for packing.
- Knitter then casts on the new project and gets a little start... to get a feel for materials and become familiar with the pattern, etc.
- Two days before departure, knitter casts off the last stitch of the travel knitting project!
I daresay that baby knitting works just like that! I plan to knit a Chevron Baby Blanket inspired by the always lovely and inspiring Purl Bee... so many adorable projects! (There are some adorable PB sewing projects for baby that I'd like to make, too!) A blanket gets big and unwieldy to tote around, so, of course, there must be smaller, portable project(s) underway at all times. Pictured above is Little Heaume, the baby hat that I started on Saturday morning at the farmer market for just that purpose.
And (you may already know this), I finished the hat last night, except for the button, before I even cast on the first stitch of the blanket!!
Tired as I was, I stayed up to get started on that blanket, casting on and knitting two rows!
I don't have a portable project going at the moment, though.
It may take some practice to get my rhythm going!