Sunday, April 3, 2011

My Knitting Time - 2KCBWDAY7

From Drop Box

Our knitting and crochet time -- 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.

I do most of my knitting during two different times. As I ride the subway:
From Drop Box

and while I relax at home:

It is pretty clear what is consistent about these two. That's my Hubby. On the train, he sits next to me sometimes he reads, sometimes he plays Angry Birds, other times we just talk. At home we usually have the television on for the end of night. I sit next to him and he wraps my arm around me while I knit. I make decisions about my knitting based on this set up. I only knit with circular needles and never knit with straight needles because they poke into the couch pillows and make our cuddling impossible. I've never finished a project that I can't do while I watch TV, because I don't spend any of my knitting time with out distractions.

For today's post, I decided to ask Hubby what my knitting was like for him.

With this view, Hubby pretty much taught himself to knit. Every so often he'll ask me a question like, "Did you just knit those to together?" or, "Are you undoing those knit stitches?" He pretends he doesn't but I think he knows just as much about knitting as I do. He's grown to enjoy the sound of my metal needles clicking against each other. He notices and gets excited when I'm close to finishing.

I couldn't be happier with my knitting time. I am filled with relaxation from my knitting zen, and I am filled with love from my Hubby.

Find out why other people cherish their crafting time. 


Lissa said...

What a terrific viewpoint!

Do you mind if I steal this question to make a post for myself?

Amanda D Allen said...

Of course you can, but it is not my question. Eskimimi Knits came up with it for Knitting and Crochet Blog Week. I'll look forward to reading about your craft time.

Lissa said...

Fabulous -- thanks!

I think I'll do my own blog week starting next Monday -- so I can take a little time to plan for it. :)