Saturday, 9 January 2016

Knitting Meme

I saw these questions on Chrisknits blog and fancied giving them a go

Do you have a bad habit?
Probably too much computer time. I could probably be doing far more useful things with my day. I am trying to be more purposeful with my computer use and to have discrete blocks of time where I use it rather than pottering around all day

Do you have to hide your knitting from your pets?
Nope. The cats don't care about it and the puppy quickly learned that mouthing balls of yarn is not allowed lol

Do you cheat when you cable?
Bit of a strange question. I took Chris's interpretation of it asking about cabling without a needle. I do cable that way sometimes depending on the pattern but I also like to use a DPN for bigger cables. I keep meaning to get some cable needles at some point but as I've always managed without them up until now I don't know when that will be!

Do you not really listen to your family when you are knitting intensely? Or blogging? Or buying yarn online?
I'm quite good at listening and knitting but I choose projects that are fairly mindless if I'm knitting around other people as I want to be able to concentrate on what is being said. I tend to blog when the children are at school but if they are around like during the holidays I try to get them occupied with something first as I can't concentrate on them and type something that makes sense. I'm struggling now because the puppy wants some attention and keeps bringing me toys to play with him!
Do you fall for Knit kits?
Nope, I've never bought or knitted from a kit. I have bought some crochet yarn packs a couple of time because I liked the mix of colours but I've done my own project with them. I must confess to not really understanding why people want to make identical blankets to other crocheters, surely putting your own stamp on a design is part of the fun of crafting?

If anyone else fancies joining in and answering these questions on their blog then please drop me a link in the comments section. I'm planning on knitting some hats for my friend's children today. I've been promising them since the Summer and I've finally cast on so I want to get them done, blocked and wrapped up before the end of the weekend


  1. I don't hear much else when I crochet, but that isn't necessarily a bad thing for me, it is my chill out time! xx

    1. I'm the same with crocheting, I need to concentrate on it far more than with knitting. Having said that though I can talk and crochet granny stripes without looking but anything more complicated and I get easily confused lol

  2. I too knit more mindless knitting when around my family so I can hear them well. I think that's the reason to have lots of WIPs going so you can pick the perfect project for the occasion. At least that's what I tell myself ;)

  3. Fun questions! I also choose certain projects for social knitting, but I do find I get distracted occasionally.

    1. at least social knitting tends to be easy to unknit and fix!

  4. I hear you on the pup wanting to play. My pups are very into chasing balls and think I am their personal ball thrower!

    1. Yeah that sounds about right. My boy's still at the super nosy stage, he won't settle if I'm walking around because he wants to know what I'm up to. Sticks his nose in the washing machine, pulls clothes of the airer, tries to kill the mop...


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