Knitting a New Cowl

Realizing I could knit while laying down was a came changer for me. Sadly, it only took me a decade and a half to figure that one out. Now I can lay down on the sofa, put on a show or a movie, and more fully relax at the end of the day.

Knitting in the car, on the other hand, is a different story. I know some of you are fabulous car knitters, makes yards and yards of progress on family roads trips. I, however, have found I can only get a handful of rows in before I start to feel like carsickness is heading my way. Is knitting in the car like reading in the car? If you can’t read without getting carsick, it is reasonable to assume you also can’t knit without getting carsick?My Tart Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light is knitting up like a dream. I have a cowl on the needles for my mom and expect I am more than halfway done. I chose a simple pattern (of my own brain’s inner workings…scary in there), but I keep looking at it and wondering if it is TOO simple. I think I will have to wait until after blocking to know one way or the other. It’s been years since I have gifted my mom something knitted, and I am looking forward to surprising her with this.

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  • Reply pumpkin sunrise April 7, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    bummer about the car sickness while knitting. I am in the lucky group who can knit while riding in a car as long as it’s not a super windy road. Also if it’s too bumpy that makes knitting difficult. Lovely yarn 🙂

  • Reply Talya April 14, 2015 at 5:55 pm

    Oh I’m so sorry that you get sick carknitting! Maybe you’re paying too close attention to the pattern? Perhaps you need something easier like a stockinette sock or something? I was like a kid in a candy store, when I found out that I could knit in the car without wanting to stick my head out the window and barf. My problem is that I drive myself back and forth to work, and we (my hubby and I) don’t go on car trips all that much. Must change that. Must carknit more. 😀

    I also have the unfortunate tendency to get earaches on airplanes. So while I can knit- I’m usually distracted by my ears trying to peel themselves off of my head. It’s the cabin pressure- it’s NEVER correct on big planes. And I don’t get earaches on the small prop planes, but you feel turbulence more in small planes, so that’s my tradeoff.

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