Sunday, April 3, 2011

Blog Week Entry #7: My Knitting Time

Today is the last day of Blog Week - thanks for reading!  Here's how we'll be closing out the week:

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?

No one told me to get ready for my closeup.
This had changed drastically over the last year.  When I used to knit primarily at home, I would watch dvds with my husband - usually whatever came from Netflix, or a selection from our home library (my personal faves for knitting were Arrested Development, Seinfeld or Invader Zim - so easy to pop in a disc and knit the afternoon away!).  I've even been known to knit in between takes while Tyler's listening to playback!

Nowadays I don't get to knit at home as much - there is just too much distraction!   I usually end up knitting on the train, where my sound track is courtesy of the CTA or my iPod - I can't say I have any one band, album or song I prefer to knit to; whatever I happen to have 'in rotation' at the time suits me just fine.  It's ironic to me that, with 30 gigs of music at my fingertips, I tend to stick to the same four or five bands with which I am currently obsessed (right now that would be the dum dum girls, ty segall, grinderman, the vivian girls and beach house).  I used to make monthly playlists which were geared more towards my morning commute, but would also make for some good knitting music - as my life gets busier, I find it harder to find the time for such things.

Since I tend not to be able to stay on task if I try to knit at home, I find that more and more of my knitting time is among friends - we'll all take turns hosting a craft night, during which there is plenty of beer, baked goods and other tasty foods (clearly, none of us are concerned about getting food or beverage on our yarn - isn't that why you block it once you're done?!)

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