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My knitting and crochet time

Write about your typical crafting time. When is it that you are likely to craft - alone or in more social environments, when watching TV or whilst taking bus journeys?

I'm happily retired and these days can do as much or as little knitting, crochet, embroidery, sewing as I fancy. After over thirty years designing and making things for clients and publishers, it's a joy to be able to make exactly what I want.

I ease into a typical day with a mug of tea and an hour or so's knitting or crochet.

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I'm usually supervised by Fearsome Miss Flossie who sits by my feet waiting patiently for her breakfast. 

I haven't had a television since 2001 and much of my crafting is accompanied by audio books, radio programmes or music, with the occasional film DVD when I'm knitting something that doesn't need concentration.

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I live round the corner from an excellent library (name-checking Hove Library) which has a really good, constantly changing audio book selection (above is yesterday's haul) and I also have a subscription to Audible. Music-wise, I listen to classical music, opera, rock, folk, jazz and I'm a big fan of Radio 5 live's football coverage.

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I try and balance hours spent crafting by myself with regular company in the shape of a couple of knitting groups (Brighton Knitters and Knit & Natter at Cocoon) and with regular exercise walking by the sea. 

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This is the last of this year's Knitting and Crochet Blog Week's posts - thanks for the comments and see you again next year :o)

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Something to aspire to

Is the a pattern or a skill that you don't yet feel ready to tackle (or think you can only dream of tackling) but which you hope to in the future? Is there a skill or project that makes your mind boggle at the sheer time, dedication and mastery of the craft?

No contest here! I lust after this cardigan (Virgin by Mette N. Handberg) knitted in black and white.

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It's from Norsk Strikkedesign which is packed with lust-worthy garments.

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It's not the technical difficulties that put me off; it's more that I doubt whether I've got the staying power to knit anything as time-consuming as this. Maybe one day...

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