Friday, April 30, 2010

#35 - KNITCROBLOWEEK, DAY 5: WHEREVER I MAY FIND HER

busy at work on my Clapotis

Really, wherever I can get needles and yarn in my hands, I'll knit. At class, at the office, in cars, on buses (until my motion sickness kicks in), on the metro, on planes, in waiting rooms, on front porches, in bars. If I had to choose my favorite knitting location, it would be on my balcony at 7am with a cup of coffee. The sun is up, the morning is still in my tiny courtyard, and I can prepare for the day ahead... but I haven't had the chance to get knitting out there too often lately.

Where do I find myself most days with needles in hand, happily plugging away at my newest project? Actually, it's in my bed. Over the past months, my gloriously huge and fluffy bed has transformed into my knitting studio. With pillows fluffed, podcasts playing, pajamas on, and hot tea at my bedside, I can relax and wind down my busy days with some time well-spent, needles in hand.

Word of advice, though - don't ever actually fall asleep with knitting... unless you want a bamboo needle in the bum at 2am.


To read other posts by knitters and crocheters participating in 'blog week,' just google search 'knitcroblo1' for day 1, 'knitcroblo2' for day 2, etc.

9 comments:

Caffeine Girl said...

I forgot about bed when I wrote my blog on this topic! I, too, love to knit in bed with tea and a podcast. I don't get to do it as often as I'd like as Farm Boy goes to bed pretty darn early!

a girl in winter said...

Your knitting in bed sounds soooo cosy. I do that sometimes and listen to the radio very quietly. I woke up to find a row counter in bed once, which was weird as I hadn't been knitting there the night before???

WorstedKnitt said...

I've tried knitting in bed, and truth be said only do it when I'm ill and just absolutely have to stay in bed. To each her own :D

Leah said...

Better a bamboo needle than a metal one, though! Maybe?

AC said...

I feel ya on the travel + knitting motion sickness thing. Always a bummer.

~RaenWa~ said...

I am hooked on listening to Podcasts when I am listening. Knitting in bed is great I know what you mean about being stabbed with a needle not fun at all. How is your Clapotis coming along ?

Becky said...

Ouch! Knitting needle piercings are not the way to go!

g-girl said...

lol! i've been doing a lot of bed knitting as of late too.

Permission to Unwind said...

Um, yea... I've totally had the bamboo needle in the bum experience. For real! Ouch!