Some may call me a fidget but I like to think of myself as having active fingers. I very rarely sit without doing something with my hands in fact about the only times are when I’m at the cinema or watching a live performance of something.
I find knitting to be the perfect thing to keep my hands busy and, depending on the project, using my brain to a greater or lesser extent. If I didn’t knit I would have no nails.
I knit in front of the TV, on the tube, whilst listening to music and it is also my means of relaxing which I can’t do if I’m trying to do nothing!
I’ve tinkered with other crafts over the years including beading, needle felting, Fimo modeling, origami, scrap booking etc but knitting has firmly become my default setting.
I like to have enough WIPs to see me through any situation. This currently boils down to:
- Plain socks for the tube (the small needles are good for the compact space and it doesn’t matter if I don’t finish a round). These are also good for films with subtitles.
- A not too complicated shawl for standard TV knitting (something where I don’t have to look at every stitch but do have to think a bit about)
- Colourwork or complicated lace – these are the projects I find harder so are reserved for when I can devote my full visual attention.
Next week “B is for….” ?