Monday, May 03, 2010

Knitting and Crochet Blog Week - Post 5

(for more details, see Eskimimi Knits)

Where do you like to indulge in your craft? Is your favourite arm chair your little knitting cubby area, or do you prefer to ‘knit in public’? Do you like to crochet in the great outdoors, perhaps, or knit in the bath, or at the pub?

I'm the Martini Girl of knitting - "Any time, Any place, Any where". Well, okay, not the shower. Any probably a job interview wouldn't be appropriate either, but most other situations are fair game. I find it helps not only pass the time when doing something dull, like on the bus to the office, but it also helps when I'm doing something fun - I knit during our WI meetings, as it helps me concentrate on the speaker, and also makes talking to new people less hard. It's a good ice breaker, and it's often a way of having nice chats on the bus, especially with older people. Although conversations do tend to start off in the same way: "oooh, you don't see many people knitting nowadays, especially not young people like you..." - well, they are obviously not hanging out in either my social circle, or in blog land! Although it is nice to be classed as you :o)

The knitting group I'm part of meets in a pub, and we knit pretty much anywhere two or more of us are. We've even knitted on the "Sheffield Eye" ...

(I was more comfortable than my expression perhaps suggested!)

Knitting in the outdoors can be fun, and here is our knitting group on our retreat to York last year:

We're sat outside the Castle, I think we drew quite a lot of interested looks! I like this picture a lot, it's a reminder of a fab time!


Paula C. said...

I have my "to go" bag with cotton yarn, pattern, hook, and the necessary scissors and needle for finishing that I take everywhere with me. I get loads of spa cloths or dishcloths done this way, I do many crafts but I find this to be the most portable item for me and not too much to carry around anywhere.

valerie said...

Great photos Nic!