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Have Yarn, Will Travel

One's destination is never a place, but always a new way of seeing things~ Henry Miller

Working on a sock, while enjoying the sights in Dubrovnik

I love to #travel. Seeing new places, trying new foods, learning about new cultures. It's amazing! I have a wonderful job that lets my husband and I travel the world together. We have been to Germany, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Hungary, Croatia, Malta, France, Switzerland and with more countries on the horizon.

With all this travel, it affords me ample knitting time! Long flights, layovers, train rides...all this to me equals knitting time! How many projects do you like to travel with? Me? Usually 2 or 3! I am a fast knitter and sometimes I finish items while we are abroad. No worries! I have more in my bag!

“Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either.” ― Elizabeth Zimmermann

Traveling can be hectic and sometimes stress. We tell ourselves to be flexible and to just roll with it. Sometimes that doesn't always go to plan. Thankfully, I have my knitting with me. It helps me to calm my nerves, bring peace to my mind, gives my husband a break from my incessant questions. HA!

I also view knitting, like math, as a universal language. We were in Basel, Switzerland, and the yarn shop owner did not speak any English. That didn't hinder us from sharing "Oohs" and "Ahhs" over yarn I had found for a pattern in her shop. She even grabbed the correct size needles for me. Even though we couldn't verbally communicate, we still shared a bond with our love of fiber and creating.

I always peer around the seats on the airplane to see if I spot any fellow knitters/crocheters. Inevitably, there is always one. We make eye contact and raise our projects in unison, sort of like a toast, the clinking of glasses. Traveling knitters, I raise my needles to you. You get me! You know that we are stuck in our seats for anywhere between 8 to 11 hours of travel. You know that it is a great time to make progress on your project.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check back later for more fun posts!


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