Your knitting and crochet time – 2KCBWDAY7

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 tricky one for me as I don’t have a “typical crafting time”.  I take whatever moments I can get.  That being said, if I know I can park myself in front of the TV or plug myself into my iPod, I will work on a project that needs a bit more attention – such as a color work item I may be working on, or something that has a more complicated stitch pattern. 

I always have a couple of project bags loaded up with what I refer to as “travel knits” – these are typically socks, mittens, scarves and there is always, always some dishcloth cotton and a set of needles in the car – just in case….

  1. I forget to grab one of my travel knits 
  2. I’m overtired and can’t focus on anything more complicated than a dishcloth
  3. I want to knit without looking and not care if I make an error :) because, seriously, dishes don’t care if there is a small boo boo in the cloth.

I found this neat little gadget at Walmart – it’s an ipod stand/earbud holder.  It folds into a very small, compact sized case to travel with and since I have been using the JKnit App (support group on Ravelry is here)  for all of my patterns, it is PERFECT.  I love the app and the case – no more carrying paper patterns, pencils, sticky notes, notepads, row counters – everything is right there in my ipod for me!


I have no problem with “where” I knit, but I do try to think of what is “practical” to knit where I am.  If I’m at the beach, in the movies or will be pulling the project in and out of the bag – I will most often work on something that is on circs or straights and not dpn’s – I get EXTREMELY cranky when I drop/lose a dpn :/  As for snacking while knitting…. well that also depends on what I’m knitting and with what yarn – I will NEVER eat anything greasy while I knit, but I have been known to “snack” while knitting ;)


This is my favorite place to knit – an oversized, very comfy chair, with my Big Fibery Hug on the back in case I get chilly.  I can think of nothing better, than curling up with my knitting, a good audio book or movie, a cup of tea or coffee and spending the afternoon :) 

This has been enormously fun! I’m so happy I joined in and I thank Eskimimi for putting it together! Out of all of the days, my favorite post to write was the Day 5 post – it definitely turned an ugly experience into a “fun” post :)  I’m thrilled that I found so many new blogs to read and look forward to following them – this has also given me the push to blog more often – I guess I DO have the time to put up posts more often ;)

Happy Knitting!

3 responses to “Your knitting and crochet time – 2KCBWDAY7

  1. Knitters seem to have this in common – we knit whenever we can and have take along projects or other projects which travel well.

    Stopping by from Knitting and Crochet Blog Week. Our link is

  2. That iPod thing is cool! I will looking into one of those!!

  3. I will be checking out that app.
    Hasn’t this week been wonderful. I have so enjoyed reading blogs that are new to me and revisiting with old friends.

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