Sunday, 3 April 2011

2KCBWDAY7 - Knitting Time

Happy Mother's Day to UK people, I hope you have had a good day. Me? Well let's just say I am glad to have something different to write about! It's the last day of posting for Knitting and Crochet blog week and today's subject is our crafting time.

Day seven: 3rd April. Your 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 either do my crafting in one of two places. The first is my front room which I get all to myself because there is no TV in there which makes it very unappealing to the rest of the family. It doesn't bother me as I only watch 2 programmes a week. I don't like watching for the sake of it, which my husband does, and it drives me mad. Before anyone thinks the programmes I choose to watch are ultra brainy and educational, they really aren't! My viewing choices are Glee, which I'm sure most people have heard of, and Casualty which is a long running BBC hospital drama series. I sit with my laptop for company and listen to music, post on Twitter and keep up with Ravelry while knitting.

Usually I have a big cup of tea at my side to keep me going, followed by a hot chocolate drink last thing at night. Friday's are for cider or Crabbies alcoholic ginger beer, weird when I don' usually like ginger! Sundays are for bitter shandy (small bottle of beer made up to a pint with lemonade)

This is my youngest cat, Lola. I have 4 cats all together and she is the one who likes to sit with me in the evenings. She looks very serious here, the picture was taken outside where she has to exude an air of toughness as there are a lot of cats on our street and they are constantly bickering over territory. Once she's inside she transforms into a rolling, purring furball.

The second place I craft is at my local knit group. We've been meeting twice a month for almost 2 years at a local pub. There is always dessert involved and we're usually the last to leave before they lock the doors for the night! I don't really get the chance to craft on the move. I don't use public transport and have my littlest sidekick with me the majority of the time which means there isn't any opportunity.

I'd just like to say how much I have enjoyed this week. It has been fairly intense with so much to read and comment on. I'm amazed I have made it to the end! My blog reader is still showing me a total of 675 unread posts so if I haven't got around to you yet I will do very soon. I have found a lot of inspiration from you all and my knitting spark has been re-ignited. Thank you all so much for reading and for your lovely comments and if you are one of my non-knitting regular readers then my apologies if I have bored you solid. I hope you will stick with me. My usual posts involve baking, veggie food, furniture, thrifting, family and of course knitting!

Also hugest thanks to Eskimimi for organising, especially as she hasn't been well this week. Feel better soon Mimi xx

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