Everyday knitting thoughts

It’s no secret – I love to knit. (Crochet comes a close second these days.)

I would love to knit all day. (Many friends think I do, as my knitting project accompanies me everywhere and I take every feasible opportunity to work a few rows.)

For various reasons, it just isn’t possible to knit all day. (Inhibitors include a few necessities such as sleep, work, driving and showering, plus the onset of general aches and pains if I knit for too long at a stretch. I haven’t worked out a practical way around any of those yet.)

But that doesn’t stop me thinking about knitting. Ideas strike at the oddest times, and with the strangest triggers. Some have a direct, obvious connection. Others are more abstract. So I’ve decided to capture some of those thoughts over the next few weeks, and I’m curious to see if there are any patterns or themes as the weeks go on. 

Today? The traffic jam. Cars and drivers – in a hurry, places to go, people to see, deadlines to meet. Going nowhere. So there I sit, patiently, keeping an eye on the road and hoping for progress. 20 minutes and the traffic barely moves an inch. And while I wait, I wish I could reach across for my project bag and work a couple of rounds on my latest sock …

Did I?

No, I didn’t do it. I kept my eyes on the road, my hands on the wheel, and consoled myself with thoughts of knitting instead. The early morning clouds were like incredibly fluffy wool top, delicately flecked with sunlight, ready to be spun. And what beautiful things Cloud Yarn would make!


As you go through your day, what triggers a yarn-related thought for you? I’d love to hear your examples! 



About yarnsmithery

Sharing my love of yarny craft and encouraging others to give it a go!
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4 Responses to Everyday knitting thoughts

  1. Abby Kershaw says:

    I have been known to do a few rounds of my socks whist waiting at traffic lights – they’re easy to drop when it turns green!


  2. swissrose says:

    This reminds me of Felicity Ford (Knitsonik’s) fair-isle book where she turns the most mundane things into a colour pattern – yes, inspiring.


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