We were doing a lot of trips last spring and I was on the look out for the perfect traveling project. "What makes a great traveling project?" you ask. It has to be something not so complicated that you have to keep referring to the pattern. It has to be somewhat small so that it doesn't take over your seat. It has to be interesting so that you find yourself working on it making the miles fly away. It has to have great yarn (of course, I think that is a must for every project). It has to be something you can knit on then talk to the driver then knit on then listen to a tune then knit on then daydream. Picking it up and putting it down not skipping a beat. You get the idea. I don't think I mentioned that I love car trips and I love to knit in the car. We weren't only doing two car trips one to Lexington, Kentucky and one to Maggie Valley, North Carolina. We were also flying to New Orleans (home of one of my favorite yarn shops but that's another post). I was going to have a lot of time to do travel knitting.
Then I found the Lizard Ridge Afgan designed by Laura Aylor made with Noro Kureyon (one of my very favorite yarns). It met all of my travel project criteria. If you haven't tried Kureyon, you should. It is a georgous wool worsted weight yarn with vibrant colors. (I also use Kureyon in a felted bag my friends loving call the Jan Bag. I will devote a future post to this, another of my favorite projects.) The Lizard Ridge is made up of squares, the perfect size for travel knitting. You can either knit from two balls or (and this is another feature that makes this perfect for traveling) knit from the inside and the outside of one ball of beautiful Kureyon. I bought one of every Kureyon color. Some squares I loved which went into the afghan, and some I didn't which I saved for something yet to be determined. When I finished the Lizard Ridge, I loved it. I gave it to my 89 year old mother for her birthday. She loves showing it to her friends.
What do you think is your favorite traveling knitting project?