Today the challenge is to talk about where we knit.
Where: Mostly I knit nestled into the corner of my couch in the living room. It is under the light, plus I have my grandmother's tea trolley next to me where I keep all my essential knitting tools:
The silver tray was my aunt's and always was on the coffee table beside the chair she sat in to knit.
When camping I knit at the table in the camper, listening to podcasts, or the radio.
When with my sister I knit in her living room, or outside in lawn chairs (in the summer). (Here she is teaching me entrelac.)
Who: My husband is usually watching TV with me while I knit, otherwise, unless with my knit group on Thursdays, or at my sister's house, I knit by myself.
When: I knit for a couple of hours during the day - for five or eight hours at night. Yes, I am retired.
What: I usually knit socks, or baby things, but this year I am already on my fourth sweater - so projects, they are a-changing. Tour de Sock is starting soon, so I am sure socks will be on my needles most of the summer. Every couple of months I find myself knitting some sort of shawl - a hap shawl is on my list of things to do.
Why: I knit because I love it. I knit because I enjoy wearing hand-knit socks. I knit because hand-knits make the best baby shower gifts. I knit because it makes me happy and makes me feel useful.
How: I knit English style. I am a thrower, although I can pick when doing fairisle. I knit socks using magic loop method if they are straight forward socks, or five double points if they are more complicated and I usually knit my socks two at a time (taat) so I don't fall victim to the dreaded second sock syndrome. I have a set of square artisan double points that I love, and I have lately started to knit socks on nine inch circulars which I quite like.
I don't use straights anymore, but prefer circular needles even if not knitting in the round.
This brings the Blogging Challenge to an end. It has been wonderful to participate and I am thankful to Eskimimi for picking the topics that make me stretch as a blogger.
So that is knitter me in a nutshell.
I think I am challenge free until next November, so Breathing Life shall return to regular scheduled programming.