Sunday, May 17, 2015

6KCBWDAY7 - Who,What,Where,When,Why and How

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.

You?

I think I am challenge free until next November, so Breathing Life shall return to regular scheduled programming.

8 comments:

  1. I don't understand all the tech talk here... But I have truly loved reading about you the knitter... A little sneak peek into my new friend's family home and a share in her passion... Wonderful . if I send the wool will you knit socks for me so I can share the magic of Mary-Anne in real life??

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  2. I too have enjoyed learning more about you, I think it is wonderful that you are such a prolific knitter. It does feel great to wear something that you have created yourself, but even better to see someone else wearing something you have made especially for them .

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  3. Wow you are definitely a prolific and skilled knitter. I'd like to think I could be if I applied myself more. I need to get back into knitting regularly. Thanks for sharing all the info this past week.

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  4. Five to eight hours per day? Wow! My hands would hurt so much after eight hours… 

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    1. I am lucky that way - I can knit for hours with no pain.

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    2. You must have a good technique, good posture or both!
      I didn't participate in the Knitting and Crochet Blog Week this year because I had too many other activities at the same time but I enjoy reading your responses. Maybe next year I will join you in the KCBW. :-)

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    3. I hope you join us next year if you can - I really like the challenge it gives me and it is only a week so it feels doable.

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