i’m really not a travel knitter. i sometimes bring knitting on my travels, but it usually stays in my bag the whole time. it’s not that i don’t want to knit while travelling, i normally just don’t have the time to knit. however, since this was our very first sun-and-swimming-in-the-ocean vacation togehter, i predicted that i might actually take some time between reading and eating and swimming to actually do some knitting. a ball of yarn, an easy pattern and some needles went into my carry on luggage. and i made the classic mistake. i forgot to remove my scissors from my littel tool bag and naturally airport security picked it up on their monitors… i felt incredibly stupid. but i probably wasn’t the first knitter to do this. at least, that’s what i kept telling myself.
since we were spending this lazy vacation in greece, what could be more appropriate than knitting the icarus shawl! i cast on during the flight there, and did manage to knit quite a lot by the pool! in the shade.
it’s a very simple pattern and i’m very fond of the yarn and colour, my only concern now is that i won’t have enough yarn. i’m making it smaller than intended, but there still might not be enough. i’ll continue knitting for a while, and we’ll see if i’ll have to make it even smaller or buy more yarn.
we had a lovely time in greece, we had some of the best food i’ve ever had and we visited several lovely beaches and spent a lot of time in the water. the only negative thing i can say is that it was a little too hot for me. the next time we travel abroad we will proabably head for cooler climes… where one may wear wool.