Knitting in the car can be one of the best ways to pass the time on long trips. Your kids are strapped in, there's no tv to distract you, it's just you, the road and your knitting, provided you're not the one driving of course. Here are some ways to make the most of your vehicular knitting experience:

  1. Make sure your knitting is close by and easy to grab while the car is knitting. Don't be stupid like me and realize that your knitting is in the back of the car once you're on the road.
  2. Be the one who packs the car. That's the way you guarantee that your knitting is not in the back of the car.
  3. Knit something easy, preferably a pattern that you've memorized. The car is the time for vanilla socks, hats and those mindless projects that you love and have knit so many times that you can knit with your eyes shut. If you're a knitting rock star and can knit complicated charts on the road, I bow down to you.
  4. Drink clear fluids. You don't want to spill diet dr. pepper on your knitting.
  5. Keep baby wipes nearby in case there's a mishap involving that diet dr. pepper you're drinking instead of water.
  6. Do not give the kids messy ice creams that they can throw at you (and your knitting) when they get bored.
  7. Bring multiple projects. It's strange how much knitting you can get done with fewer distractions. You don't want to be caught in the car on a long trip without a knitting project... unless there's a yarn shop on your route.
  8. Try to keep your ipod untangled from your knitting. Really, I dare you.

What are your secrets to successful car knitting? Let me know in the comments.

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