Your knitting and crochet time

Day 6:
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 is a good one and it made me think of how great my kids are. I guess both of them are raised on watching me knit and are really great about letting mommy knit in peace while they play. I mean look at them.

This is O and he is turning 3 tomorrow.

And here is M and he turned 1 in February 

These guys have both been my inspiration and my distraction.

In my home I have a knitting love seat. It is right next to my yarn corner and all of this is in my living room. It is in front of my TV and the toy corner. Normally it has a white slip cover on it but it is in the wash. One of my little men smeared chocolate on it. That is why I love white slip covers because they can just be bleached and then look great again. This love seat is a hard worker because it is also where I do my homework for grad school and where I write my blog posts. I´m sitting there right now.
I tend to knit while I do something else. Like watching TV or watching my kids play or reading on my iPad. These are all things that I would feel guilty if I only did those things and not something else productive like knit or sew on my sewing machine. I tend to only sew though when the boys have gone to bed. I also knit on trips. I can´t just sit in the car and watch the road. Hubby drives and I knit while we listen to podcasts or audio books. I´m not big on eating while I knit because I am so into it that I would probably get food and stuff all over my knitting but I do have a cup of something near by like coffee in the morning or water in the evening.
That´s my crafting story.
Thank you for joining me this week on a weeks worth of structured blogging. Hope you stick around and see what comes next.

Where and when do you do your crafting?


3 thoughts on “Your knitting and crochet time

  1. Yes, those are two adorable boys. And I agree that your knitting spot looks perfect. I live in my recliner which actually is not perfect for knitting — I sit on a pillow and the arms still interfere with my knitting. So not the perfect spot but it is the best location — living room, near DH's recliner and in front of the TV and near the unfortunately mostly unused fireplace. The yarn's upstairs and I do have it sorted by type and even listed with information on each one and location (which box), so it's pretty easy to find what I want.

    I'm glad you posted these days. It's interesting to think about all these topics.


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