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.
My craft time is fairly laid back. I resumed knitting in grad school so I became a wherever, whatever kind of knitter … between classes, on the bus, on the couch, in my desk chair.
Because I am a person who doesn’t have too many demands on them, the joys and horrors of being unemployed and living at home, I don’t feel the need to carve out knitting and spinning time, it fits organically into my day. But most of my crafting happens at my desk watching a movie or surfing the web. I am usually watching repeats of nerdy TV shows (Doctor Who, Torchwood, Eureka, Warehouse 13, Castle), I like being able to listen without really watching.
As to crumbs, I don’t really care, I have to wash and block the items before wearing regardless, so why stress, and I am trying not to eat in front of my computer. I am much more concerned about knitting with dirty, sweaty hands, I am not as much worried about the yarn (it came from a sheep for goodness sake) as I am totally grossed out by the feeling.