Good morning all! Well today I’m writing this blog for those of us who carry our projects wherever we go. That includes both ladies/gentlemen that carry around their needle work. Did you notice I included gentlemen? Why yes, many of us know that men also do knitting, crocheting as well as needlepoint. Actually only men knitted during the beginning time period of Egypt where socks were discovered. Then we fast forward to the 1300’s and then 1400’s in which guilds were established and beautiful work that came from these guilds were exported across France, Germany and early Briton. Before we get started talking about our handiwork and traveling let me drop a few names of men that pick up those needles and hooks. I think you are going to be really surprised!
Rosey Greer – Needlepoint and Knitting
Knitting and Crocheting – Franklin D. Roosevelt, Keifer Sutherland, Russell Crow, Christopher Walken, David Arquette, Scott Baio and Sufijan Stevens. These are just to name a few famous men in the yarn world. I’ll also point out that Sufijan Stevens has been knitting since kindergarten as well as David Arquette who too started out young.
Now for our bag packing, you want to make sure you have everything you need plus a few extra items as a “just in case”. There have been a few times that I have found I could have use and extra stitch holder or yarn needle and didn’t pack them! I don’t know about you but I’m a multi-project person so the bag I carry is quite large to my husband’s dismay.
Here are a few must haves for your well packed travel bag adventures: stitch holders, small scissors (if you are flying make sure they are no more that 4″) and this might be the time to invest in a yarn cutter that you can get at places like Michaels or Joann’s. Next some yarn scrapes, extra hooks or needles, point protectors, stitch holders, measuring tape, row counter (which you can get to wear around your neck or I use a counter app on my phone) and lastly yarn needles which come in a nice carrier. Oh, one more thing take your patterns or direction sheets for quick reference.
Once you have everything ready make sure you double check in case there is something you want or need to carry on top of what is listed. Well everyone, now that you’re packed and ready to head out for that last vacation of the year or other travels take care and we’ll see ya’ll soon.
Best to all of you,