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?
Anywhere and everywhere! I am an unrepentant knitter, who has wanted to, on more than one occasion to pull out my knitting mid-lecture to help me stay awake. I knit when I am waiting for things, I knit when I am watching tv, I knit when I am traveling (well not when I get on my bike or drive the car).
One place I am not overly fond of knitting is on the city bus. I find that I can’t ever get anything done because everyone thinks that me knitting is an invitation for a conversation. I am a generally friendly and outgoing person, and 9 times out of 10 I am happy to talk to someone about knitting, but sometimes I am knitting to forget about the stressful day and get lost in the rhythmic clicking of the needles.
At my house my usual knitting spot is in my office chair, because as a graduate student it is where I spend all time that I am not asleep or in class. When I am at my parent’s house I like the big leather chair or the sofa, where my mother usually insists on holding my yarn cake (or ball in the old days) and feeding it out to me. She is helpful when there are tangles as she will pick them out while I am knitting. I also enjoy sitting on the deck at the cottage and knitting while feeling the sun and breeze on my face.
So, I like to knit, anywhere and everywhere.