Monday, April 4, 2011

Crochet Time: Knitting and Crochet Blog Week

Apparently I got the scheduler wrong, so this post appears a day late.

Here's today's prompt:
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.

When do I hook? Ha! Anytime and anywhere. I find these days that I often have something on my hook sitting on the couch or the floor with me when I'm playing with Baby H. I even take projects in the car with me when my husband is the driver and we go anywhere that may take more than two minutes to get to.

But, admittedly. this anywhere and anytime approach isn't yielding fast or wonderful results. I can't work on dolls this way. The pieces are too small and the crocheting too precise. I can only crochet up scarves and other quick, easy working projects. I miss the challenge of more precise work.

Ideally, when I crochet, I take a seat on our big comfy red couch and lay out all of the tools I need - yarn, hooks, needles, stitch counters, etc - all around me and take over the coffee table. The tv is on something deliciously mindless and I can concentrate on what I'm doing.

Once a week or so I get time to crochet and craft this way and I always cherish that time. Much like I've cherished this week of blogging. I've subscribed to new blogs I've found and read plenty of others. I've seen some wonderful yarn work and been inspired to do more with my own.

Thanks a million good people.


1 comment:

  1. Well, at least you pressed the publish button. I forgot to hit it on my last day's post, so it published much later than I wanted. Oh well. :)

    I'm always impressed that people with kids get to do any crafting. The juggling act ...


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