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« on: January 15, 2004 07:01:27 AM »

Hey everyone -

I need your beautiful craftiness!  I am going to be travelling a lot for the next few weeks and I really want to have something to do at night in the hotel.

So what projects are easy to pack and don't take up a huge amount of space.

I wish I could bring my sewing machine!


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« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2004 07:05:08 AM »

i dont knit or crochet but those seem very portable and time consuming as well as embroidery...


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« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2004 09:27:28 AM »

I'm taking my knitting on a trip next week!  

If you are flying, just be careful about packing.  Here's a good Knitty.com article:
It probably applies to other crafts that would need scissors, needles, etc.

I think I'm going to work on sleeves for my sweater, a pair of socks, and maybe some Fuzzy Feet slippers.  And I'm bringing a scarf project to teach my friend how to knit.
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« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2004 06:31:09 PM »

Wow, Midtowner, hadn't thought about a crochet needle as being a weapon ... thanks for the heads up and that great article! I was going to suggest either some ribbon embroidery project (pins, barrettes, etc.) or a small beading project - but be careful with your wire cutters!

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« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2004 10:47:18 PM »

I have a very long road trip coming up and I am in despirate need of crafty things to do or books to read.  I likd to knit but I'd hate to knit something that I will never use, that takes too much yarn or that I don;t have the correct needles for.  Any ideas? Things other than knitting are great also.

« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2004 01:35:15 AM »

Cell phone/IPod cosy/? Knit or crochet.
Embroidering? ...on to a bag, t-shirt, napkins, cushion, purse, whatever or use finished embroidery as patches to embellish things later?
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2004 04:28:52 AM »

   Are you going to be on a plane or a train/car?  On a rather long trip with my sister last summer, we had some concern about bringing needles on the plane...especially the metal ones.  We decided to pack wooden ones in our check-in bags in the end.  I used to like making friendship bracelets when i was little.  That might be easy to do while travelling.

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« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2004 12:06:26 PM »

That friendship bracelet thing reminded me that on our vacation to Puerto Rico last year I made a great macrame necklace.  I was able to carry all the materials in a ziplock baggie.  I had a big binder clip to hold the end of the necklace to somthing sturdy (or a clip board would work well, too) and then I would string the beads and knot.  This was based on an article in Bead and Button from a few years ago written by Stephanie Sersich who is amazing.  You can see Stephanie's macrame necklaces at www.sssbeads.com and it has a reference to the article I am talking about.  I was able to read the article through our public library.

Since I was worried about airport restrictions, I saw this idea for bringing along an old tooth floss container, which has a tiny cutter, in case you need to cut the threads (or in my case, the waxed linen).  It worked great. 



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« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2004 12:10:12 PM »

Oh, sorry.  I didnt clarify.  I"ll be in a very packed mini van for the whole trip.i

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« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2004 12:51:32 PM »

I would definitely do knit or crochet, crochet is especially easy in a small area. What about doing a bunch of preemie hats or things like that?
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