I am off to Japan soon again.
It is a long flight. Direct flights to Tokyo take minimum 12 hours.
Lots of knitting hours.
I don’t always bring my knitting to holidays. I try to do something different for a change, mostly reading. But when I decide to bring, my knitting kit is very small. Everything fits in a soft pencil case.
I pack my short DPNs, darning needle, tiny scissors and small amounts of wool.
Scissors are always tricky and many airline companies do not like them all together, but by law, we are allowed to take small scissors, those with a 4-inch or shorter blade.
I like these Clover thread clippers. Nail clippers, eyebrow trimmers are also good. Some say thread cutter pendants are prohibited. I have no clue why.
I was given this very cute sewing set last time when I visited Japan. I think I will take this one. These scissors are tiny.
If you want to take a large knitting, I recommend circular needles. You can knit flat with circular needles.I don’t normally do large knitting, but recently, I used circular needles to knit something with over 200 stitches. I started with long straight needles and found it quite difficult. I am a big fan of circular needles now. It is so easy to carry your knitting, too.
I have bought more circular needles. I am still using the original packages. I have to find a good way to keep them tidy.
Another must-have gadget; row counter.
I tried a smaller, slip-on-needle type before, but I like this clicking type much better.
My boys used to love playing with this. I do understand their temptations. You will need to keep it away from children when you are using it!
I like these stitch markers, too. You can hook them very easily. They come in a small soft case that you can keep them. How thoughtful!
It is fun to collect knitting and sewing accessories and I have quite a lot of them.
Another of my favorite; sewing thread set. Isn’t it pretty? I bought it years ago in Japan. I just wanted to have it.
My younger boy once said that he didn’t know there were so many gadgets involved in knitting. I inherited lots from my mum, too.
And they are my treasures with lots of my childhood memories.
All accessories except the mini sewing kit and sewing thread set are made by the Japanese company, Clover.
Oh, bringing a cover-mount knitting kit from a magazine is another good idea! This one is out this month; Knit Now magazine. It is a kit to make three-in-one topsy-turvy Little Red Riding Hood. Enjoy!