There’s a silver lining to this summer knitting problem. A major one. I’ve dived headfirst into a new medium of creating, one that is far more portable: drawing with colored pencils.
At the beginning of the summer, after one or two failed attempts to combine knitting and traveling, and another trip coming up, I purchased a set of 20 quality Farber-Castle colored pencils and a small cheap sketchbook. I spent a bit of money on the pencils because I wanted to make sure they would survive any amount of suitcase jostling, and that I didn’t end up unpacking a bunch of sticks with ever-breaking tips. I cared less about paper quality because I wasn’t planning on drawing masterpieces, just on experimenting, and on satisfying the itch to create, even when not at home. With my sketchbook, my box of pencils, and a tiny pencil sharpener, I have delightfully had the supplies with me to create on hand all summer, no matter if I am hiking in the mountains:
Or sprawled on a blanket on the beach:
What about you, do you create with multiple mediums, or do you stick to yarn and needles?
Have you ever tried colored pencils?