Sunday, April 3, 2011

Knitting and Crochet Time

Today's Topic: 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.

I do most of my knitting while I'm watching TV in the evenings. It's a way for me to unwind after my day and spend time with my husband. I don't have as much knitting time in my life as I'd like, but that's the reality of things right now.

I've also noticed that the converse it also true. About the only time I watch TV is when I'm knitting. I've never been a big fan of reality shows and I've kind of had my fill of watching other people cook or decorate. There are a few of the cop/lawyer shows that I still like, but some of those creep me out too much. I guess the knitting splits my focus and lets the boring shows be less boring and the too intense programs be less intense.

The other time I invariably knit is when I'm traveling. If we're on a road trip, I make my husband drive and I ride shotgun with the needles. And I can't imagine going to the airport without some sort of project. Like most knitters, picking a travel project is an integral part of planning a vacation.

I had a group come through the studio a week or so ago for a tour and I mentioned the possibility of a real life KAL. It got very positive response. The more I think about it, the more I like the idea. For many year BLL (before Lorna's Laces) I went to a weekly knitting group. Maybe it's time to bring that back into my life.


Unknown said...

I also do most of my knitting in the evenings. I typically have to put a movie on to get me into a "sleep mode" and while I'm watching, I knit a few rows until I get too tired.

Sometimes I will knit while watching movies/tv with my roommate and boyfriend or other friends who come over. It's a great time because I can be social and knit at the same time without making any mistakes.

Love your blog :)

Unknown said...

Can I be in your knitting group?

Apockylypse said...

I'm like you, most of my knitting time is during TV time. It's necessary to help me calm down from a hectic work day (which seems to happen quite a bit). I did some KIP with a knitting group, but they changed the meeting place and time on me and I couldn't make it any more. I really miss that, and I'm hoping to either find another knitting group or start one...once things calm down.

Mary Beth said...

Me? I don't have a TV so I knit mostly on the train, bus and El, wherever I'm schlepping. But I am hopping on a plane later this month so I must get a project tog soon!

Maureen Moran said...

Oh, we are so much alike. I knit in front of the TV and I can't imagine a car ride or a trip without a project in my hands.