My knitting and crochet time
Sunday, April 03, 2011
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
You have an amazing collection of CDs! Holy moly! That is such a great idea to knit to an audio book! I'll need to try that to Harry Potter 1.
Posted by: Kepanie | Sunday, April 03, 2011 at 09:03 PM
I have a Blackberry and have found an excellent App on there called Tune In Radio. It lets you listen to over 40,000 radio stations from around the world and you can listen by country, genre - whatever you like really. I am a bit of a classic rock fan so spend a lot of my crafting and gardening time with some American classic rock on. I think the app is available on various other phones too and there is also a website :)
Posted by: Ruth | Monday, May 02, 2011 at 12:33 PM