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Quick Poll: Where Do You Craft?

May 14th, 2010

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We’ve heard great stories about crafting at home and on the go. Where’s your favorite place to knit or crochet?

Personally, I love to craft on the train to and from work. It’s great to be productive during my downtime, and it’s so fun to chat with other knitters and crocheters I meet on the train.

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  • Cathy Paxson

    I knit whenever and wherever I can: in the car travelling, on the couch watching TV or talking to friends or hubby, waiting for doctors, sometimes at business meetings, anywhere I need to keep my hands busy and feel productive. Have begun knitting for charities with ladies at church, too. It helps me relax.

  • Martha Pierce

    I love reading all the comments about where people knit & crochet. My passion is knitting, whether at the car wash waiting for my car, the Dr’s office, in front of the TV, anytime I’m riding in the car. I have 4 projects in the making and will probably finish them all within the year (unless I add a few more!)

  • Veronica Thompson

    Our group meets at Starbucks weekly. Getting out of the house to knit/crochet with friends and coffee is my weekly welcomed retreat.

  • Virginia

    In the car when my husband is driving; while watching TV anytime; while waiting any where I am required to wait

  • Marilyn Ward

    I knit big projects at home on the couch in front of the TV, but I usually have a ‘carryalong’ project of sox or a scarf to go with me anywhere I might have to wait or just sit for awhile.

  • Liz

    I love to knit at Panera’s with my knitting friends every Sunday afternoon. It’s our reward for making it through another busy week.

  • Linda Grostefon

    I have one end of my family room set up with my sewing machines and knitting machines. When hand knitting or crocheting I am usually in the living room in my lazy boy watching tv. My favorite place to knit or crochet is while sitting in front of the camp fire while camping.

  • Linda Burson

    Recliner, in front of TV, evenings.

  • Sara

    I love to knit everywhere and anywhere. People who tell me that they just don’t have the time slay me. I knit waiting to pick up my kids from school, during swimming lessons (the kids are in the pool not me :)), during tv shows, inline at the grocery store, on the bus, generally anywhere where I am waiting. I think it is pure therapy, as there is nothing more wonderful when you realize that your time wasn’t wasted, you have a new sweater, a new scarf, or a gift for a friend!

  • Shellie Dunn

    EVERYWHERE!!!! I crochet in the car (when my older son is driving), at the doctor’s office, at work during my lunch hour, at home any chance I get! lol

  • Beth

    I knit while watching TV on my computer. We’re expecting our first in October, so I have a couple blankets and several little projects going right now! I tend to knit the way I read… a few in progress at once.

  • Annaka D.

    One of my favorite things about crochet is it’s portability ~ I take it anywhere I’ll be sitting for a while with nothing in particular to do. It’s a great activity for at home movie watching!

  • Liz

    I knit while sitting in my favorite chair watching TV or listening to music. I also knit at my local yarn shop, Cottage Knits, and I try to take my knitting with me whenever I know I will have some wait time and can work on my projects. I love knitting and I love the responses and comments I get from people who see me knitting! :)

  • helena

    I see, I’m not the only one who knits and crocheted in the car. Naturally, that’s my husband who drives. But I do it even when I see the television.

  • Gayle Putt

    I love to knit mostly at home but also in the car on long trips, sometimes in waiting rooms for appointments.

  • Marion

    Any where I can sit and in meetings of all kinds. I do not crochet in church service or Bible study. I have taken it there and crochet at the coffee cafe at the church. I did crochet in the college class room while others took a smoke break.

  • Cathy

    Since we are retired, most of my crocheting and knitting is done at home in my favorite recliner. I also take a small tote with me when we go anywhere. One of my daughters lives about 40 minutes away, so that’s a good time to get a few rows done. On Wed. evening I go to our church group- I-M-Hooked! We just finished up the year. We made baby blankets and newborn hats for the local pregnancy center.

  • amy

    Everywhere! I like to crochet while I’m listening to the TV or music, on the couch. I also like to take it outside on the porch with a cold beer in the summer. At the coffee shop, in the car, waiting rooms, the library… the list goes on. :)

  • Nanette

    Usually at home, always take a project when I go on a trip and if I’m going somewhere I know I’m going to have to sit and wait for more than 15 minutes.

  • Tammie Cheek

    Most often I knit in the same spot ~ on the couch in front of the TV set which is under the hanging lamp so I get the best light in the room.

    I also make it a point to take along my knitting when I go to the Drs’ office. Seems like I am always sitting & waiting in the lobby for what seems like forever…so as long as I have my knitting with me, I’m almost as comfortable & entertained as if I was home on the couch! :)

  • Shannon

    I knit at home, at my daughter’s dance practice, or anywhere I have to wait.

  • Kim Price

    I mainly crochet at home in my living room.But anywhere.When my mom was in the hospital I took my crochet to the room.I was crocheting a dress for my granddaughter.Sometimes I even crochet on my breaks but I had to stop because coworkers loved to touch my work.Not good if you are making a baby blanket.I also crochet in the car and at Doctor appointments.

  • Pamela Wile

    I either knit at work on my lunch hour or on my balcony in the evening so my kitten doesn’t try to help me :) Of course, the balcony has to wait for warmer weather.

  • CraftyMooseWife

    I usually knit or crochet in my recliner at home. my chair is surrounded by yarn and projects-to-be-done. I also have a “mindless” project going that I don’t need to have finished right away that I can take with me when I go to the doctor, or other appointments, because I can’t sit still. This way I don’t annoy other people with my fidgeting…LOL!

  • Darcie

    I crochet and knit everywhere… home, work at lunch time, in the car, at meetings, during intermission at the high school musical and plays, while fishing with the husband, just everywhere!!!

  • Kerri

    I like to crochet at church (prayer shawls), at home in front of the television, and in the car (but not while I am driving).

  • Silvana

    My favorite place to knit or crochet is in a quiet corner somewhere. Preferably where there is not a television. When I get home from work, I need some quiet time, so I find my spot and work for about 1/2 hour. After all my chores are done, I sit again with a cup of chamomile tea and my latest project and relax for a bit. That is my reward for a hectic day.

  • Sarah

    I crochet in my home in the living room. I just finished a bolero. I crochet in the evenings because I forget to take my project with me to when I go to appoinmtents. Any ideas for projects I am an intermmidate beginner on crocheting. I made a shawl in just two days which is a first for me.

  • Jannette

    I knit in the family room, dining room, bedroom, living room; in the car; at the baseball diamond when my kids are playing; in the doctor’s office; just about anywhere, especially if I have to wait. About the only place I DON’T knit is in my craft room!

  • Shirley Beekman

    I like to knit on Monday nights at the Imagiknit Shop in Hastings, Nebraska. Being new at knitting, if I make a mistake then someone can help me. I crochet at home in my chair watching tv. My husband died last year, so I cannot crochet or knit in the car anymore. That used to be my favorite place.

  • Mary Fairweather Dexter

    I knit backstage, while waiting to go on. Sometimes I knit mittens for poor young actors with freezing hands. I’ve even knitted onstage (Turning the Heel) and on-camera (Sentinal’s Flight). While substitute teaching while the students read quietly, take tests, or have study hall. I’m approachable, but not in their face. High school and middle school students seem to like that I knit. Some have even asked if I’ll teach them. While sitting by hospital bedsides is probably my least favorite, but it soothes me and passes the time.

  • <fb:name linked="false" useyou="false" uid="100001000248946">Elijah Nixon</fb:name>

    I usually Knit at school, when I have free time. However, I’m starting a Knit/ Crochet club at school. That will probably be my favorite place to Knit. It’s fun to sit around and talk about Knitting while you’re Knitting.

  • http://fb Judy

    I crochet while waiting to have my truck tuned-up or oil changed, also at the doctors office, usually get a small project finished, always carry my little baggie with hook and yarn in my purse.

  • Betty Ann Olson

    I watch golf on the weekend. Both on the computer and TV. I have knit many, many prayer shawls, afghans for Warm Up America, and now I am doing the red scarves for Red Heart Women. I rationalize that I am not wasting time by watching tv if I knit up a storm.

  • Leann

    I have knitted in many places, including drs waiting rooms, soccer, basketball, baseball games, pom pon competitions, dance classes & recitals; I knit when in the car when anyone else is driving, but not when I drive.
    The most unusal place I have knitted is while walking – I can knit dish clothes as I walk, I just stick the ball of yarn in a pocket.

    for those who also love reading, and want to enjoy both at once – put books on your iPod- 2 enjoyments at once!

  • Judy Rank

    I drive a school bus and when I am waiting for school to be over I Knit or Crochet.

  • denise carpenter

    I cannot watch tv without crocheting. I get lots of projects done every week. Plus, I get an hour for lunch and it takes less than 30 minutes to eat, so I sit in the lunchroom crocheting something.

  • Kathi

    While riding in the car, waiting in the drs office, where ever I may be waiting. But my favorite place are with the ladies of my Church ministry. We meet twice a week and knit, crochet, or quilt for those who are need or want of Community support by way of our comfort of prayers which are knitted, crocheted, or quilted by us in each item.

  • Krista

    My favorite place to crochet is on the couch in my living room. Sometimes while I’m watching TV and sometimes just with the stereo on.

  • Pam

    I crochet primarily at work, but also anywhere I know I will be waiting around for a while (doc’s office, etc). Some evenings at home I actually get to kick back and relax by crocheting as well – luv those evenings!

  • lynn

    on the couch in my living room, watching dvd’s. also on break at work. and in the car, on long trips (but not while driving.) :)

  • Faye Hopkins

    Crochet, knit, cross-stitch, are all favorites for me, in the spare bedroom, while watching tv, at Drs’ offices, visiting friends, in back swing, while watching various birds at feeder while sitting at patio table.

  • Margaret

    I crochet while I watch tv, or listen to audio books. Plus, I get a lot of crocheting done whenever we go on a trip in the car.

  • Nancy

    I like to knit while I’m watching TV shows at night. Long car trips are great for getting a lot done. My husband drives and I knit as the miles whiz by. Sometimes I listen to recorded books while I knit – killing two birds with one stone!

  • Erika

    i love to knit when there’s a long line…in the car on a long drive… i bring my knitting bag anywhere i go! i even forget my purse but my knitting is always in my hand when im walking out the door.

  • Maggie McLoughlin

    I ALWAYS have my knitting or crochet with me, and work on it whenever I have to wait. I’m retired, so if I’m in the dr. office with my mother, or at her house, or babysitting my grandchildren, or riding in the car with my husband, the crochet hook or knitting needles are out. I always have a large and a small project going and take along whichever I have room for.

  • Lori

    I crochet at home on our free nights. Usually while my hubby is watching TV, or gaming. I sometimes can take it to my job and work on my projects during free time (I’m an aid in a special needs classroom). I also attend a knitting/crochet ministry at my church. That’s my favorite time. Sitting and chatting with my friends. :-)

  • sherrill

    living room, bedroom, or in the car (as a passenger of course!)

  • Carol

    Either while watching TV — makes me feel like I’m accomplishing something besides just sitting on the couch watching “the tube”. Also sitting on the swing on our patio when the weather is warm. What a joy to listen to all the birds while making something beautiful.

  • Vicki Kirby

    I crochet or knit while waiting at the dentist, doctors, or in my big easy chair while watching TV.