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.
Since I learned how to knit, I feel restless if I don’t have my knitting handy. I generally have at least one, sometimes two (!) projects handy at a time, and not having something to work on, whether or not I actually have the time, drives me up the wall.
I knit at home, watching movies or TV. I’ll knit (or spin) while I wait for dinner to cook. I’ll knit while waiting for doctors, dentists, busses and trains. I knit in line for the movies (I got a good chunk of a sock knit in line for Avatar) I knit my way to Saskatchewan twice, allowing yarn to take over a good portion of the back seats of both a Saturn and a Honda Fit.
I get the most non-household knitting done during lunch hours at work. It’s my way of generally tuning out the world so that I can come back feeling refreshed. Sometimes, when I can’t knit over lunch, I start feeling edgy. This usually happens when I miss several days in a row. It’s not uncommon for co-workers and folks from other departments to recognize me by the fact that I’m the person they see knitting in the break area. Generally they ask what I’m working on, and sometimes I get asked questions about the hows and whys of knitting.
Generally, though, it’s fair to say that I’ll pretty much just knit anywhere that I have the space and enough time to drag out the wool. I generally have a kit ready to grab & go, often containing a sock, any patterns & notes, and a wee kit with stitch markers, a cable hook, needles and such. I usually have a nail-clipper somewhere handy, so I never worry about bringing scissors.
Sometimes, I just bring wine 😉