But what about when travel knitting is every day knitting? No soft Mediterranean breezes, no pool, no sangria (well… maybe just a little). Instead, just you on the way to work, day after day.
It may not be glamorous, but that’s a lot of potential knitting time.
I am “lucky” enough to have a long commute. A short walk, a long train ride, and a short train ride before I get to the office, and the same in reverse in the evening. It’s more than 100km a day – 500km a week!
It takes a shade over an hour – the same time my commute in London took, although I only covered about 7km. In retrospect, I should have biked that commute, but… London traffic.
My current commute is definitely more pleasant than the Victoria line. My long train ride is alongside beautiful lake Geneva, and I have a serious auidobook and podcast habit. And knitting and crochet, of course!
And the early morning starts? Even they’re not so bad.
Only the long train ride leg is really suitable for knitting. I have about 45 minutes twice a day to dig into a project. When you look at it that way, I really am lucky to have such a long commute.
I thought I would document what I can accomplish in that time. A picture a day of project (projects, plural!) growing on the train. Come along for the ride with me on Instagram!
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