Project Packing

I don’t know about you, but when I travel, I always have my projects picked out before I do any other packing. I may have left on a trip without underwear before, but I’ve never left without a project.

My process usually goes like this: I get really excited about seven or eight projects, but then I remember I’m only going to be gone a weekend. Then I painstakingly shear it down to three or four (or five).

I’m preparing to road trip to the Estes Park Wool Market this weekend, and I have a selection process as to what projects need to come with me:

  1. Variety, because it’s impossible to tell what I’ll be feeling in the moment. I try to at least bring a knit, crochet, and spinning project. Even if I only touch one of them, that’s better than not working on anything ’cause I only brought one project, and I wasn’t feeling it.
  2. Concentration level, because if I’m in a car for multiple hours, that’s a great time to work on projects that really require my attention. Since I’m attending a fiber festival, too, I’m bringing some more mindless projects to work on while I chat with other festival goers.
  3. Deadlines, because that’s what motivates almost all of my crafting! This is the main killer when it comes to shearing projects off my packing list.

Here are the projects that made the cut:

road trip projects

My Fuzzy Socks, a crochet Mermaid Blanket, my 2018 Ply-Away samples spindle project, and a cross-stitch project. All of these have past-due deadlines, so here’s hoping all these hours in the car allow me to catch up!

How do you decide what projects to bring on a trip? Let me know in the comments!

11 thoughts on “Project Packing

  1. I have a hard time with this too! I usually factor in how much is left in some projects. Sometimes if I can finish and wear it on my trip that’s a contender to bring!
    Usually I bring a scarf project and then I think of that trip when I wear the scarf 🧶 happy memories 🧶

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  2. I try to pick a project I know I won’t be finishing during the trip and that requires the least amount of looking at the pattern or making notes. I’ll often start a new Sock Head hat or take a scarf with an easy pattern repeat.


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