The great thing about knitting is that you can take it everywhere you go and that there is always the perfect project for whatever you are going to be doing.
Like a sweater for a long car ride, full of boring stockinette but you have someone to talk to and space to leave the project, when you don’t want to lug it around.
Or a sock for everyday emergency knitting in your hand bag. Countless hours of knitting in a thin enough yarn.
Or a lace shawl, for those exciting knitting hours at home with an audiobook for company
When traveling somewhere the project needs to be picked with more care. It is always going to be a representative of the place you knit it at. There are weight and complexity constraints, as well as robustness constraints. For example when I walked the Camino I thought about knitting in lace yarn, but I decided against the fiddlyness, because after walking all day fingers tend to be swollen and less sensitive. Equally the project needed to be simple enough to be knitable in company and interesting enough to engage me for three weeks. I chose the Daybreak shawl.
Right now I am fighting with a stainless steel yarn. It’s not a lot of fun, but good for warmer temperatures. So yeah, this is basically why I am writing a blogpost instead. I’ll stop now and knit a few rows.