Actually it’s not really exciting, but if you want to hear a little bit about my knitting while traveling, then read on! I was originally trying to knit something slightly complicated. It was going to be another knitted bathing suit, black this time, and more geometrically inspired. A few days into Paris though I realized I wasn’t really mentally up to the task of designing a lace bathing suit while traveling. I also realized I would only have a few weeks to wear it before going home. So, it changed into my first design for fall! The plan is for a loose, basic weave, off the shoulder, color block sweater. It will be my first sweater designed as knit side to side instead of bottom to top. The top chunk will be black, and the bottom chunk is an undecided color as of now. Here’s me casting on in Reagents Park in London: And a picture of me in London just for fun: I continued working on this sweater throughout my journey. Here’s my knitting with my picnic in the English Gardens in Munich: And here’s a picture of me drinking beer in Munich: This is where the sad part comes in. After Venice my camera got st0len, so I have no pictures of the adventures in Austria, Slovenia, or Croatia, about half of my trip. Most of my knitting happened when I spent three days on a sailboat in Croatia. So to make up for having no more pictures of my knitting, here’s me with the Eiffel Tower, in Venice, and a stolen picture of Croatia to help you imagine the blissful knitting that happened in this environment.
This sweater is knit with intentionally uneven stitch tightness creating a casual uneven, see through look. It’s using thin cotton yarn (as it’s what I would’ve been using for a bathing suit), which is perfect for a light sweater/shirt. I’m back in Pescara and have a good chunk done now, about half of the black section. Here’s my latest picture:
And for any of you wondering YES! I did get my knitting on to airplanes in Europe. I’ve read that it’s technically against the rule to take them in your carry on, but I was only taking carry ons, so, it was worth a try. I ended up getting two sets of quite pointy needles through my ryanair flight from Rome to Paris, and also on my British Airways flight from London to Munich. So, it’s possible! If you’re highly concerned though I’d still put my project on a lifeline. Sadly, I’ll admit, I’m not that prepared of a traveler haha. Luckily it didn’t matter!