Friday, April 26, 2019

Things I Take on a Trip - crafter's ramblings

Whenever we go on short trips around the country, I always take my crochet with me. Yarn varies, depending on what I am working on at the moment, but the invariable constant is what you see in these pictures. I have a small transparent plastic box, utterly simple but quite valuable - I call it my treasure chest. It holds all the things I need for work. 

Beside the hook house, which comes as a stand alone unit and cannot fit the box, and the tin box, everything  else is stored in that box. Most often than not, I leave the hook house at home and put the hook(s) I need for a project into the box. So, the box holds hooks, measuring tape (the kitty), the wooden container filled with sewing needles, scissors, tapestry needles, a porcelain thimble (brought to me by BIL from Poland) and a metal one, a seam reaper, a brooch pin (that has come in handy at most surprising instances), the blue container filled with pins and there is always white and pink sewing thread. These two silken ones are currently needed. The tin contains embroidery floss and is taken with me only if needed for a stitching project. 
The box contains other things like small pendants, jump rings and other similar what-nots.

This notebook also goes on a trip. It is several years old. Quite big, I mean thick - not yet half done, so I see many more years into it. It holds my blog posts schedules and I also use it to jot down ideas, drawings and even draft small patterns. 

Then there is always the obligatory (big) bag which I fill with yarn and I always have more yarn taken than necessary, because one never knows what great ideas one might get and be sad if that one does not have yarn to work on that particular idea that sparkled out of nowhere. 

We are having  a prolonged weekend due to the Orthodox Easter (Friday and Monday off) so you can imagine the amount of yarn I have taken this time :)


 This is a top from my spring collection which I plan to finish and maybe shoot photos of it. I also took some t-shirt yarn and already made a bag during the ride. 

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Atelier Marie-Lucienne said...

Haha! Crafters on the road... When we're off to Scotland I actually manage only to take my case with crochet hooks (incl. scissors and needles) and no yarn. But when we're driving to my parents for two days, I've got yarn that would last at least two weeks...

Maya Kuzman said...

Hahaha... remember that time in Scotland. I actually rarely take crochet work when we are abroad, and concentrate fully on the the visit.

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

It amazes me how you are even working on projects when you go away. I love how you keep everything organized. Have fun.

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you Julie! The work really relaxes me :)

handmade by amalia said...

Thanks for taking us behind the scenes, Maya. I never leave home without a craft project either and have a collection of tin boxes that I like to pack my project in. But how did I manage without a hook house? It is gorgeous.

Karren Haller said...

Thank you for stopping by to share your travel ide last week as this week it gives me the chance to include you in my Friday Features!! Your post has been Pinned and will be shared on Instagram!!!

If you haven't had a chance be sure to stop by and share again.
Happy May!!

Kim said...

I think some crafting whilst on the road is a most excellent thing. LOVE your little hook house, Maya.