Your Knitting and Crochet Time - 2KCBWDAY7


When do I knit and crochet, or the newest edition to my crafting obsession, cross stitching? My crafting time is anytime. Whenever the mood hits, whenever it's most convenient, whenever I can. I don't have a special time or place. During my lunch hour at work, while at home sick or just at home chilling, waiting for an appointment. While watching television, late at night or early in the morning, listening to podcasts on my iPod, listening to music. For hours or minutes. At baseball games, basketball games, while shopping. Usually an easier project in a social setting, like with a group at the LYS or chatting at a friend's house. On vacation, at the airport, on the airplane, in the hotel, on the beach.

There's no ritual, nothing special needed, just needles (or hook), yarn and a pattern. However, if I'm knitting something complicated, like lace, I require absolute silence. :) Oh, and no food. I'm a messy eater anyway so that would mean crumbs in the finished objects and that just won't do. I can handle a drink nearby though.


Me knitting on my couch, while someone is making me laugh. My fingers look odd, don't they? Well, they did to me when I first looked at the picture. At a closer glance I see I'm wrapping the yarn around my pinkie to start the row (I knit Continental :). Hmm, I don't think I've ever taken a picture without my bra strap showing and what's up with my chins? Ok, I'd better stop looking too hard before I delete this!

Well, this is the final post for Knitting and Crochet Blog Week. It's been so much fun coming up with ideas to fit each day's theme and reading posts created by lots of talented persons who share my love for yarn crafting. Thanks to Eskimimi for organizing this event. I can't wait for next year! :)

Somthing to Aspire to - 2KCBWDAY6

Today's theme focuses on a pattern or skill that one aspires to. One that you may not feel ready to tackle, but hope to. It makes your mind boggle at the awesomeness of it.

A pretty easy one for me because there are two patterns that have been in my sight, they have been on my radar and I feel once I've completed both, in my mind I will have truly mastered knitting.

Central Park Hoodie

© Knitscene

I'll have to make guage, which is a basic knitting skill that eludes me. Also, it's a large enough project to require thought and dedication. Shaping, cables, setting in sleeves, these things make me nervous, but one day soon I will tackle this very popular pattern. Sometimes I just pull the pattern out and read it for fun.

Shipwreck Shawl

© CraftyGirly

Pictured above is a thing of sheer beauty. It's a true lace pattern, no plain rows in between. Five thousand beads will be strung and knitted into this massive shawl that is composed of three separate lace patterns in fingering weight yarn. This shawl is no joke and gorgeous. I'm not even knitting it for me; I have the perfect recipient in mind who I know will adore it wholeheartedly, but I want to be able say that I accomplished this project.

Right now I'm training like a runner preparing for a marathon with smaller projects, a couple of lace shawls and a top down sweater. When I'll actually try my hand at these projects remains to be seen, but I'm hoping within the next twelve months.

And Now For Something Completely Different – 2KCBWDAY5


"An experimental blogging day to try and push your creativity in blogging to the same level that you perhaps push your creativity in the items you create. This post should look at a different way to present content on your blog."

Minimal words would be very different for me.

Iggy and The Nostepinne