Location, Location, Location: Where do you like to indulge in your craft? Is your favourite arm chair your little knitting cubby area, or do you prefer to ‘knit in public’? Do you like to crochet in the great outdoors, perhaps, or knit in the bath, or at the pub?
The answer for me is simple: EVERYWHERE. Anyone who knows me knows that I always have knitting with me anywhere I go. I sneak minutes of knitting standing in line, in short car trips, when I go out to dinner at a restaurant… any spare moment I have that I can grab, I’ll be knitting. It took me a while to get over the fear of knitting in public, but once I did, it felt like I had more time to knit and projects were going faster because I could pull them out to work on them wherever I was.
Most of my knitting time is spent on the living room sofa, watching TV.
Once a week I join my knit group at Habits Cafe (restaurant/bar) and knit for a few hours. I usually knit at lunch during the work week. Sometimes I’ll sit in front of my computer at home and knit while I read Ravelry, blogs, or watch something online. I don’t think finding a place to knit will ever be a problem for me! I definitely think of myself as an “obsessed knitter” and spend a lot of time knitting. When I can’t knit, I spend a lot of time thinking about knitting. It’s always on my mind. Heck, if it wouldn’t triple my commute time, I’d ride the bus to work so that I could get more knitting time into my day!
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In yesterday’s post, Dana suggested in the comments I try my hand at designing. I have! When I was searching for a mitt pattern and didn’t find anything that was exactly what I wanted, I designed and published Funky Chunky Mitts. (I’ve added it to the sidebar because I didn’t realize it wasn’t there!) I’ve also done a bit of test knitting and helping write up patterns for others, so I feel pretty confident in my ability to design and publish a pattern. I’m currently working on designing a colorwork sock pattern, but I’m stuck for what to do at the heel, so it’s been on hold for a while. I tried to design a different sock, but lost interest a few inches into the leg of the sock and decided I wanted to re-work it. I think I’m less of a “designer” and more “make it up as I go” or “mash a few different patterns together to get what I really want.” I did recently get Knitwear Design Workshop, but haven’t had much time to read it yet. I think that if I had more time to devote to designing, I would and eventually I will likely put out another pattern, but I can’t say it’s something that’s super high on my priority list right now. It is always in the back of my mind, though! Thanks for mentioning it, Dana – I hadn’t even really considered it yesterday when I wrote my post.