Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-20-2011, 12:25 PM   #1
vaknitter
Working the Gusset
 
vaknitter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: virginia
Posts: 1,623
Thanks: 417
Thanked 425 Times in 389 Posts
Need a simple project for trip
I haven't done much knitting this last year since my son was born so I find myself without a project OTN's to take with me on our road trip tomorrow. I need suggestions quick so I can get it started tonight - I will have a 9hr drive up and 9hr drive back.....thinking about a small baby blanket or prayer shawl to donate to the church, but I would have to buy yarn for that and I'm sort of on a yarn diet. I have lots of Cascade 220, sock yarn(not sure I can start socks in the car), and cotton for dishcloths and wash mitts......
vaknitter is online now   Reply With Quote

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 06-20-2011, 04:38 PM   #2
redbedhead
Ribbing the Cuff
 
redbedhead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Colorado
Posts: 30
Thanks: 7
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
[quote=vaknitter;1324267]I have lots of ... cotton for dishcloths QUOTE]

Why not do dishcloths? You say you have the yarn for it already. They are small so they do not get in the way in the car and you could probably finish (depending on how fast you are) one on the way up and one on the way back.

I envy people who can knit in the car. I have motion sickness so bad that by the third stitch, I would be demanding the driver pull over so I could be sick on the side of the road.
redbedhead is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to redbedhead For This Useful Post:
vaknitter (06-23-2011)
Old 06-21-2011, 01:53 AM   #3
Jan in CA
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Jan in CA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Southern CA
Posts: 37,167
Thanks: 1,656
Thanked 8,742 Times in 7,114 Posts
Hat, cup cozy, toy....
__________________
Jan

When asking questions ALWAYS post the name and a link for the pattern if you have it.

NEW! KH knitting video archive
~HOW TO POST A PHOTO~

Jan in CA is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Jan in CA For This Useful Post:
vaknitter (06-23-2011)
Old 06-21-2011, 11:43 AM   #4
Mirl56
Instepping Out
 
Mirl56's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Baltimore, MD
Posts: 2,298
Thanks: 455
Thanked 720 Times in 670 Posts
How about something different with the sock yarn - a shawlette. This one is very popular - traveling woman - and most of it is stockinette.
http://feministy.com/blog/traveling-woman/

Of if that much lace is scary, how about a simple garter stitch one.
http://eweniquefiber.blogspot.com/20...tch-shawl.html
__________________
Marilyn

******
Mirl56 at Ravelry, too.

Learn from the mistakes of others. You canít live long enough to make them all yourself. Eleanor Roosevelt

OTN:
Lady Feb Sweater
more shawlettes, socks
Mirl56 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Mirl56 For This Useful Post:
vaknitter (06-23-2011)
Old 06-22-2011, 07:31 PM   #5
dreamsherl
Turning the Heel
 
dreamsherl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Detroit
Posts: 671
Thanks: 158
Thanked 170 Times in 164 Posts
When traveling I take a very simple project (all garter or knit a row, purl the next). How about a baby blanket or scarf?
__________________
Dreamsherl
Visit my blog. http://www.acityknitter.blogspot.com/
Updated 6/14/12


dreamsherl
dreamsherl is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to dreamsherl For This Useful Post:
vaknitter (06-23-2011)
Old 06-22-2011, 11:03 PM   #6
Daylilydayzed
Turning the Heel
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Florida, lightning capital of the US
Posts: 601
Thanks: 107
Thanked 186 Times in 166 Posts
How about a string market bag? You said you have cotton yarn. I use cotton yarn to make my string market bags. I knit a square of either garter stitch or seed stitch that is about 8-10 inches square then pick up stitches around all sides, have an even number of stitches and start knitting in the round. I knit a band of garter stitch or seed stitch or stockinette for about 1 inch so things can't fall through then I start the pattern . Row 1 . Knit. Row2. K2tog, Yarn over, end with a yarn over. These two rows make the bag very stretchable. They will hold quite a bit of weight. I tested my bags by using our dogs by putting one dog in the bag and holding it up. Coal is a black and tan mini dachshund and Sugarfoot is a standard piebald dachshund. Coal weighs about 7 lbs and Sugarfoot weighs about 12 pounds.
__________________
Daylilies are the Lord's smiles, a new one every day.
Daylilydayzed is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Daylilydayzed For This Useful Post:
fatoldladyinpjs (06-23-2011), Sewing Angel (06-23-2011), vaknitter (06-23-2011)
Old 06-23-2011, 11:23 PM   #7
vaknitter
Working the Gusset
 
vaknitter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: virginia
Posts: 1,623
Thanks: 417
Thanked 425 Times in 389 Posts
Thank you for the suggestions ! I made dishcloths all the way up and am thinking about starting a baby blanket or doing a few baby hats for the trip home. I am visiting my parents and I am fairly certain I can get my mom to buy me some yarn if we "happen" by her LYS : ) Maybe some sock yarn for that beautiful shawl or more cotton for a market bag. I laughed that you check the strength by putting your dog in the bag b/c before I read what they are tiny I was envisioning my 60+lb dog sitting in my market bag - haha
vaknitter is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2011, 04:23 PM   #8
ShanaHoo
1st Leg of the Journey
 
ShanaHoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 116
Thanks: 32
Thanked 20 Times in 19 Posts
Originally Posted by Daylilydayzed View Post
They will hold quite a bit of weight. I tested my bags by using our dogs by putting one dog in the bag and holding it up. Coal is a black and tan mini dachshund and Sugarfoot is a standard piebald dachshund. Coal weighs about 7 lbs and Sugarfoot weighs about 12 pounds.
I hope you've never had a bag fail the test!
__________________
Virginia is for [knitting] L vers.
ShanaHoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2011, 09:52 PM   #9
bambi
Working the Gusset
 
bambi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Basel, Switzerland
Posts: 1,401
Thanks: 372
Thanked 643 Times in 588 Posts
I loved doing traveling woman!!
__________________
Bambi

http://www.ravelry.com/people/Bambi-M

I'm Bambi-M on Ravelry
bambi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2011, 06:51 PM   #10
ArtLady1981
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
ArtLady1981's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Kent, Washington
Posts: 10,470
Thanks: 5,264
Thanked 3,892 Times in 3,013 Posts
How about a cotton hand towel/face cloth set like this one? Very handy, and very giftable!
(The towel buttons around the towel bar, preventing it from ending up on the floor all the time!)


Here are my project notes/pattern (free) for it! In addition to the yarn I used, you could easily substitute Lily Brand Cotton, Sugar and Cream I think it's called.

Here are some face cloths I knit up, using one ball of Lily Brand Sugar Babies cotton yarn.
Garter stitch face cloths are great! They really scrub off the facial cooties!
__________________
Knitting Help Video Index

Artlady at Rav
ArtLady1981 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Really simple project! Crycket General Knitting 17 03-20-2008 05:48 PM
FO- simple hat, first project in awhiiiiile margotintheforest What'cha Knittin'? 9 12-03-2007 06:45 PM
am stuck on a simple first project :( praniti How-to Questions 3 12-29-2006 07:59 PM
FO road trip project Lana What'cha Knittin'? 17 07-01-2006 07:31 PM
First Project!! WIP - Simple Chenille Throw geminiwb What'cha Knittin'? 16 12-14-2005 09:52 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:29 PM.