After not blogging on the regular basis, I have to admit, this was a tough week. Maybe in part it is because I had specific topics I adhered to as part of Eskimimi Knits 2nd Annual Knitting and Crochet Blog Week. I do want to thank her for hosting this, as it allowed me to find new bloggers and new bloggers found me. THANK YOU. I will try to blog more often, will not be daily, but will try to put forth an effort and hope that those also participating continue to keep posting.
Now onto the topic. What makes up my crocheting/fiber time and when am I more likely to play with yarn? Usually I crochet a little during the day, if time allows. Mind you, I do not have the TV on. I like the quiet and am thrilled to have the quiet. When my daughter was younger, she liked always having the TV on, even if she wasn't watching it, she likes the background noise. Now that she's older, she has her iPod and her computer and a set of headsets or earphones in all the time. So I got back my silence. I usually crochet at night and yes, the TV is generally on, but most time it's my family watching it (I don't watch much television) and I can get in a zone and be in the same room. However, when writing up a pattern, it has to be quiet and I prefer to be alone and just work on it. I have one chair, it's known as my chair and I always sit in that chair when I work. It was replaced this year with anew chair I received for Christmas. It has to be worked in yet, but I'm trying. I have a lap desk for when I am writing, tape measure by my side, my two favorite reference books, scissors and stitch markers and am perfectly content. The cat, he's usually upstairs sleeping because no one is home and he likes the quiet too.
I used to take crochet projects on vacations, but stopped because I rarely worked on anything unless I was on a plane. I cannot crochet in bed and perhaps it's because I am used to having all my stuff in one place and sitting upright. I have several crochet project bags and when I start a project, all the supplies go into one of those bags. I used to take them to doctor appointments, but found when I did, there was never a wait. I now keep a book(s) with me for all of the above. With summer coming, occasionally I will sit outside and work on a project, but it has to be a little project, nothing big.
I hope to start going to a local knit night, but again, with summer coming, it's light out later and I want to be outside. I see people knitting and crocheting on the beach and just don't get it, I bring a book.
So there you have it-alone, quiet and in MY chair. If need be, at night, if it's an easy stitch pattern, I will crochet while watching TV or while my family is watching and I just zone out the TV. Lucky me, baseball season has started and I can listen to the game and crochet and not even ever have to look up.