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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Day seven: 3rd April. Your knitting and crochet time.

Write about your typical crafting time. When it is that you are likely to craft – alone or in more social environments, when watching TV or whilst taking bus journeys. What items do you like to surround yourself with whilst you twirl your hook like a majorette’s baton or work those needles like a skilled set of samurai swords. Do you always have snacks to hand, or are you a strictly ‘no crumbs near my yarn!’ kind of knitter.

This one really amused me for some odd reason.  I don't think I have a typical time.  Knitting has been a part of my life for so long that it is just an extension of me.  I have knitting with me at all times.  A project at work, one that I grab when ever I get in the car.  And then the ones that are on the end table in the living room and in my project bag.

At any given moment there are at least five active projects just to cover all the spaces that need one.  I almost always have socks on needles and a shawl or shawlette.  The rest range on what "bug" has bitten me at that given moment.  Sometimes the bug is caused by a yarn that comes in a swap.

Case in point, the Cheshire Cat scarf and now the Multnomah that I cast on Thursday while at USS with Jordan and Clarice.  The Cheshire Cat scarf was my go to project when SF and I went to Knoxville.  I wanted to showcase the beautiful yarn that Amy had made for me and the scarf was the answer.  I can't wait to wear it.  The Multnomah was the same.  I knew as soon as I received the yarn in the swap that I wanted to make a shawl/shawlette with it.

I take knitting with me when I go to the Hobbit to see Megan, so I do knit with food and drink near me.  There are several of the staff there that knit and they are all new knitters.  They have lots of questions and I find myself bringing some standby Red Heart to show them how to do something when they ask.  They all love the projects I bring and they love it when Megan wears something I made.

When I am at home, I typically knit in the same spot on the couch with SF while we watch sports.  I will admit that I don't usually work on anything too complicated for some sporting events because I know that just watching the event will cause me enough stress.  SF is amazed that I can knit and watch TV at the same time.  I just smile and keep going.


twistedtexan said...

Ha! I'm like you - I take knitting with me wherever I go. No set location, no set time - especially now that I have a little one in the house.

Anonymous said...

I can watch tv without looking at my knitting...every once in a while but it feels like riding a bicycle with my feet off the pedals :)