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.
With the exception of when I am driving in the car, I think I am constantly crafting or thinking about crafting. Specifically knitting, but occasionally other projects get some brain time. I get quite antsy if I am without my knitting. For me, knitting calms me down, keeps me focused and keeps my attitude in check. I knit while watching the Ravelry radar and hubs plays video games. I knit while watching crap tv. I knit in the car when I’m not driving. I knit while Lorelai is playing, eating, reading.
I do like to have a snack nearby – usually it is candy. I can quickly grab it at the end of a row or repeat and the crumb / grease factor is low.
My notions bag is always nearby, along with my iphone, and pencil / paper. Depending on the project I might have a reference book nearby. Frequently you will find Jackson in my lap as well, though that may have to change as sitting on the couches is becoming less comfortable.
I do love the portability of knitting, and again depending on the project, the pick-it-up-put-it-down-as-needed actions – even if I can only knit a few rows or a few stitches before I have to put it down again, progress can be seen. Speaking of progress, after I post this I have to get back to the swatch in progress. Enjoy the rest of the weekend!