I don't usually go places as the passenger these days, but I finally got a few chances this weekend to try knitting in the car. I can't do it! I get horribly carsick right off the bat. I can't knit without looking yet, so maybe it is watching the stitches as well as seeing the scenery out of the corner of my eye?
I can successfully knit on an airplane, but not during takeoff and landing (when the ground is visible).
The weird thing is that I usually never get motion sickness, no matter how violent the roller coaster or even on that Teacup ride at Disney World. I have always been able to read in the car (my mom can't) and can still do that. Maybe I'll try it again when (if) I get good enough to knit with my eyes closed.
I'm Laikabear on Ravelry, too!
I can knit in the car but try to have something where I don't have to read a pattern. Reading makes me very sick. There are bands that you wear on your wrist that help with nausea called seabands that may help.
Thank goodness I can happily read or knit for hours, even on the windiest roads, though I know many who can't. So sorry that you are missing all that quality knitting time! I assume you've tried the OTC remedies, but have you asked your doctor if there is something else you can try for motion sickness?
I can usually knit in the car with no problems unless we're on very winding roads. I get sick then and have to put it away. I can knit on the plane too but not during takeoff and landing. Glad to know I'm somewhat "normal!" LOL
I get almost 1 1/2 hours of knitting in every day in the car! I ride with DH to work and we have about a 40 minute commute. I always have some kind of "simple" project (hat, scarf, straight stitch sweater) going for car knitting. IT doens't make me car sick unless I am trying to knit and read a pattern.
My DH even installed a "knitting light" (a head lamp wrapped around the sun visor that shines down into my lap) for knitting when it's dark on either end of the commute!