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    Default When do you find time for needlework?

    I'm in an enthusiastic phase:

    • Morning: I tuck my sock project into a pocket during my exercise walk. When I get to the end of my walk, I knit and wait for the bus to take me home. I knit on the bus too. [10 minutes]
    • Late morning: When DD and I watch her math video, I knit as I watch. [10-20 minutes]
    • Afternoon: Sometimes I sit beside DD and knit as she does her homework. More often, though, I work in the kitchen or fold laundry. [0-30 minutes]
    • Evening: After dinner, DH and I settle down in front of the TV. That's my biggest piece of knitting time in the day. [1-3 hours]

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    And, of course, waiting rooms and long car trips. Once a month, we go to the big town for errands. An hour knitting there and an hour back.

    (good thing that DH likes to drive.)

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    I usually do my needlework in the evenings while watching television (I guess getting most of it done during the commercials) or sometimes on the weekends outside in the garden (if it's nice outside

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    If I am doing 'mindless knitting' like a scarf, I will make it sitting next to my family as we watch some movie.

    My cross-stitch is my 'insomnia work'. It will take me a while to do it, but it will get done. (thanks insomnia )

    Anything I have to do that I have to follow a pattern for, I usually do it while everyone is out of the house. I plunker in front of the pc (where the free pattern is) and get to work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady_V View Post
    If I am doing 'mindless knitting' like a scarf, I will make it sitting next to my family as we watch some movie.

    My cross-stitch is my 'insomnia work'. It will take me a while to do it, but it will get done. (thanks insomnia )

    Anything I have to do that I have to follow a pattern for, I usually do it while everyone is out of the house. I plunker in front of the pc (where the free pattern is) and get to work.
    can you print out the pattern to make your life easier?

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    I knit at dk's ballgames and practices! I get lots of comments and compliments.

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    I do lots on my breaks at work. . . I don't smoke, so I crochet, knit, embroider 15 min. in the morning, 20 min at lunch ( I take 10 minutes to eat), and 15 min, in the afternoon.

    If we drive somewhere -- dh drives and I crochet. Time varies according to where we are headed

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    I do lots on my breaks at work. . . I don't smoke, so I crochet, knit, embroider 15 min. in the morning, 20 min at lunch ( I take 10 minutes to eat), and 15 min, in the afternoon.

    If we drive somewhere -- dh drives and I crochet. Time varies according to where we are headed

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    I do lots on my breaks at work. . . I don't smoke, so I crochet, knit, embroider 15 min. in the morning, 20 min at lunch ( I take 10 minutes to eat), and 15 min, in the afternoon.

    If we drive somewhere -- dh drives and I crochet. Time varies according to where we are headed

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    The biggest bulk of my knitting time comes when I take the boys outside to play (1hr in the afternoon, sometimes another hour after dinner) then while watching tv after the kids have gone to bed (another hour or two).

    Of course, whenever we go somewhere dh drives so I can usually get a bit of knitting in depending on how far we are going. This weekend we are taking 4 hour one way trip. I'm already planning what knitting to take with me.

    I also knit a little bit while waiting at appts.

    Very rarely I am able to get up before any of the kids are up and sneak in a tiny bit of knitting with my coffee This morning was one of those rare times.

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    I knit while watching TV/DVDs with DH or without him! I also knit in waiting rooms. Sometimes if I'm in a large meeting I'll knit too.

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    Long drives, watching kids practice/play sports/play outside, watching tv. Yep, I can always find time to squeeze in a few stitches.

    When going for a long drive, before even packing, I decide what project to take and pack up my knitting tote to make sure I don't forget anything!
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