Several Places to Bring Your Knitting

Several Places to Bring Your Knitting

You hear it all the time as you knit: “Oh, you knit! I don’t have time to do that.” It’s not that you somehow have more time than this person to waste away; You just find ways to spend your time more efficiently.
Knitting can be brought with you almost anywhere. Here are ten places you can squeeze in your busy life:
Grocery shopping: Picking up your needles instead of skimming the magazine rack is an easy way to line up a few rows or rounds. Do you have a long iteration to finish before putting the project away? Not a problem; Choose the longest line when checking out to ensure you’re done!
Commuting:Using public transportation makes knitting time a breeze; Because someone else is doing all the driving, you just have to sit back and hold on. Make sure to bring something that isn’t too complicated. Oftentimes, a fellow traveler will want to talk your ear out about what you are knitting. You don’t want to be distracted.
Flying: A compressed air capsule thousands of feet in the air is a great place to bond! As of this writing, the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) does not prohibit you from taking knitting needles on board aircraft. (Check the TSA’s website on prohibited items before your trip for current guidelines.)
Use circular needles so you don’t risk dropping one and losing it several rows back.
Play dates: Gather the kids and go to a restaurant with a play area. Feed the kids lunch, get free drink refills, use the public restrooms, and best of all, let someone else clean it up. While the kids are consuming energy while playing in the jungle gym, you can sit back and hold your breath. It is a win.
Ball games: soccer, baseball, or soccer – no matter what kind of sport, you always get time or a break in the action. These are the perfect moments to bond together.
Movies: Have you been to the cinema recently? Theaters show so many previews and commercials that you have at least 30 minutes of knitting time before the movie actually starts. If you bring something with a garter stitch so you don’t have to look at it for a pattern, you may be able to sew during the movie as well.
Game Night: Depending on how many people are playing a game, you may experience a lot of lull between turns. The gaming table is the perfect place for you to pick up your needle and knit it. Amaze your friends by starting a small project with big needles and big threads at the beginning of the game and finishing it at the end.
Gym: Some people may not be able to walk and chew gum, but others can walk and knit. If you plan to just walk on the treadmill or around the track, bring your knitting. Sure, some gym rats will laugh and giggle, but hey, you’re multitasking!
Business meetings: Sounds crazy, but knitting can help you stay focused during meetings. Sit in the back of the room and hold back quietly as you listen to the message. You won’t hear sneezes, shuffling papers, creaking chairs, or chatter around you because your knitting will help you focus on the real reason you are there.
Camping: After a long day of hiking or swimming, all you want to do is sit around the fire. Take the knitter with you to work while chatting with other campers. Your yarns will smell like campfire smoke, but a good cleaning with a fiber wash will take care of that.
If you are using acrylic twine, keep away from fire or your thread will melt.