Sunday, 3 April 2011

My Knitting Time - 2KCBWDAY7

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When I was thinking about this post I had a look through our photo collection thinking I might find one or two pics of me knitting in my knitting corner.  There are none.  In fact there are only two photo's of me knitting anywhere, both taken on holiday a couple of years ago and neither have me looking fit for publication.  I suppose there are two reasons for this.  Firstly I take most of the photos taken in our family.  Secondly I knit alot and so me knitting isn't really very special and so it's not worth taking a pic.  I did consider taking a photo of my knitting corner and my end of the sofa but to be honest it's not that exciting and it's not by any means the only place I craft.

You are just as likely to find me on the other sofa, on a chair in the conservatory now the spring is here, upstairs on my bed, in the car while Mr Miffy is driving or out at a knitting group.  I really don't mind where I knit.  As long as I am feeling reasonably relaxed I can knit.  In fact the only time I couldn't settle to knit was when my daughter was in the hospital last year.  I knit when it was my night home with the boys (Mr Miffy and I took turns to stay with her) but when I was with DD I just read.

I like to be comfortable when I am knitting and to have some background noise.  If everyone is home then I'll sometimes just put music on but on school afternoons when it's just me at home the TV is a must.  My mind thinks too much if no one else is talking and I don't like that to happen.  If I'm doing something that needs concentration then I'll put on something I've seen before, often so many times that I virtually know the script. That way I don't have to worry about missing any plot developments if I get caught up in my knitting and I know that there won't be any shocks in the film or programme to make me loose my place in my knitting.  I also like to have the computer on too so I can stop and nose around online every so often. 

I always have a simple project on the needles for TV I've not seen before and to take to knitting group.  There is nothing I hate more than knitting an chatting for an hour or three at the pub and then finding that all the knitting needs undoing cos I was concentrating more of the talking than the pattern.

I've put in some work in progress pics of old projects cos I really don't like to have a photo-less post and as there are none (viewable) of me knitting they were the closest I could get.

I just want to say a huge THANK YOU to Eskimimi for organising the blogging week  it's really motivated me and got me blogging again.  I'm also quite impressed with myself for managing to blog everyday, I've found it to be great fun.  I've also had lot of fun reading other peoples blogs.  I'm kinda hoping that not only will I keep blogging myself but that I will keep finding time to see what other people are up to.  And big thanks too to everyone who has stopped by to read my efforts.  I hope I've not bored you too much.


PandaBearofDoom said...

I'm sorry but whats a conservatory? Is it like a living room? And I like to knit with background noise too

Ólöf said...

Love your leaf stitch markers!

myhookandyarnadventure said...

Haha I didn't have any of my either! I had to get my BF to take a couple this morning for me :)

Kepanie said...

You have some of the most awesome stitch markers!

Miffy said...

The conservatory must be a UK thing. It's a glass sided and roofed room added on to your house. I'll try and pop a picture on soon to give you a better idea.

Thanks all for the compliments on my stitch markers :) I am a sucker for a nice stitch marker LOL