Saturday, 2 April 2011

Day 7...crafting time! 2KCBWDAY6

Today we are supposed to write about the time we spend crafting, where and when and how etc.  I don't really have a specific crafting time.  I was starting to worry how I would write a vaguely interesting post for this topic, let alone find relevant pics.  But then it occurred to me that there are different types of knitting for different types of crafting time.

I knit in front of the TV in the evenings.  A lot of TV went into Shalom. 

Sometimes, if I did a lot of knitting in front of a particularly moving film or documentary, all the feelings I had whilst watching it come flooding back the next time I pick the knitting up.  Weird.

I knit whilst browsing online.  Often there is a small mindless project next to the computer, like this:

I sometimes knit whilst singing abi to sleep (less so now its not such a long process)

I knit when getting a lift with a friend to toddler group.  Good for dull mindless knitting which allows easy conversation, like this (4ply, ugh...and I keep knitting the yos, double ugh):

I used to knit a lot whilst sat next to her as she played, but somehow I seem to spend more time on my feet now that she can handle me not being more than two feet away from her.

I knit when cooking pancakes at the weekends, I sometimes knit standing in the kitchen (apparently there used to be special knitting holder things on belts which would hold the wool so folk could knit whilst they walked between their chores, I think sometimes they even held a needle in such a way that the knitter could knit one handed whilst doing other things, though I have no idea how I came to 'know' this...maybe it was a knitting obsessed dream??)  Dischcloths are good standing knitting, doesn't matter if it gets a bit grubby

I knit...quite a lot.  But often not for extended periods of time, its just here and there, up and down, ya know?  Sometimes I get to a point in my knitting which I can see just requires some stamina...for me to just sit and knit and knit...then I find something good on the tele, or devote an entire nap time to knitting regardless of housework, and just go for it, and then something will get done really fast, like this:

And at the end of every row I have a sip of
 (OK I drink coffee really, but I wanted to post my tea cosy pic!)


  1. Loved your post. I think knitting is addictive and has to be picked up any where any time!

  2. I love the bunny and I knit everywhere too XD

  3. You can really tell from this post how much knitting forms a big part in your life. Lovely photographs too and the tea cosy is gorgeous :)

  4. I really need to start taking my knitting out with me so I can get more done :)

  5. How do you knit while browsing online, when the webpage is being loaded up? That is neat and certainly different.
    That would be cool to have something to hold your knitting while standing up and cooking at the stove.

  6. my computer is very slow indeed!

  7. It's great that you can fit in so much knitting around your lifestyle. I don't have kids, so my free time is my own, and I love spending time crafting or reading.

  8. I am incredibly unsuccessful at knitting whilst on the internet, how do you do it??

  9. I also knit when online, I have to make myself knit a row, view a page etc or I get distracted! Don't little ones look so lovely when they are asleep? So adorable. I'm glad mine doesn't require singing, he likes his hand held instead.


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