The morning and evening commute isn’t the most pleasant part of anyone’s day. Whether you’re waiting for a bus, surrounded by people on the train or stuck underground on the tube, you’d always rather be somewhere else. In early November the public transport newspaper Metro suggested taking up a hobby on the commute and we think taking the time to knit is a great idea.

Brooklyn Boy Knits, Yahoo NewsIn a world of constant communication and stress, it’s nice to lose yourself among knit and purl stitches. Broadway actress Frenchie Davis recently posted a picture of a man sitting on the New York Subway knitting, labelling it with the hashtag #selfcareontheSubway. This post quickly went viral and gave a boost to the man’s company, Brooklyn Boy Knits. It shows how we can quickly turn a mundane daily routine into a place of calm and tranquility.

Want to try it? We suggest knitting a simple square from Knit and Stitch Creative. It’s best not to do any project that involves writing down or remembering lots of rows, so choose an easier stitch such as garter stitch, stocking stitch, or reverse stocking stitch. For space reasons, bring only one ball of CreaCrafts yarn and matching needles, and remember to write on your phone how many stitches to cast on. Also try to reach the end of a row a few minutes before your stop so you have time to stash your yarn and needles back in your bag!

Do you knit on the commute? Or do you knit anywhere unusual? We’d love to know in the comments below.

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