The title says it all - bring your knitting everywhere you go!
Why, you might ask, should you bring your knitting everywhere you go? Simple. Projects have to be completed and there's no better place to work on them than when you are sitting and waiting.
I do a lot of sitting and waiting. When I was pregnant with my son, I finished his crocheted sweater while sitting at doctor's appointments. When the kids go to the park, after I play with them for awhile, I go sit down and knit while they play. Ever had to sit through baseball, basketball or hockey practice? That's a great time to bring your knitting along to work on.
Now there are a few rules as to what you need to bring when you are out and about. First, don't bring anything you have to give a lot of attention to. That means, leave the projects at home which are detail-oriented, have a hard pattern or can be easily messed up if you lose count. The types of projects you should bring are the no-brainers, as I call them. They are the ones where all you are doing is knitting or just purling. Today, I brought a sweater I'm working on. The pattern is from a book, but all I was doing was knitting about twelve rows. I knew I could get that done and the only stitch I was doing was the knit stitch. I knew to stop once I got that side even with the other. Other times I have brought my jacket or a wash cloth or anything else which is simple to do.
Another rule, always have a simple project in a bag ready to go. My husband complains I have a lot of bags around, but they all hold various small or large projects. The bags I use for bringing places are smaller and have this small project in them. And that's all that's in the bag. The project and the needles (or hook if you are crocheting). I don't bring measuring tapes, other needles, books, etc. Just the project and needles. You want to go the simple route!
The last thing is to remember to bring the project with you. I have one friend who keeps a project bag in her car so if she's caught anywhere unexpectedly she can grab it to work on. That's why you have simple patterns. Things you can grab and work on at any time.
Hopefully this will help you out to keep yourself occupied during your children's practice, a doctor's waiting room, in line at the movies, waiting for your child to get out of school, wherever! You'll also be happy to be getting lots of projects done at the same time!