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Hi there, nice to have you visiting! I'm Heidi and this is the blog for Heidi Bears. Here is where I post all the happenings in my work and daily life. Here and there you'll find info on things that have caught my attention as well as the odd tutorial. I hope you enjoy your visits. I love to have feedback, so leave me a comment!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Knitting and Crochet Blog Week Day 7! 2KCBWDAY7

Your knitting and crochet time.

Write about your typical crafting time. When it is that you are likely to craft – alone or in more social environments, when watching TV or whilst taking bus journeys. What items do you like to surround yourself with whilst you twirl your hook like a majorette’s baton or work those needles like a skilled set of samurai swords. Do you always have snacks to hand, or are you a strictly ‘no crumbs near my yarn!’ kind of knitter.

The best way to start today's post is to freely admit that the biggest fear I have is to be bored...
Bearing this in mind (and the fact that I am a "do 5 things at once kinda gal"), you can see why I tend to knit/crochet everywheeeerrrreee...

Yes, I am the person that knits in church, waiting in the queue at the grocery store, crochets on the plane, Gautrain, at the kids school concerts, in my car when stuck in a traffic jam...everywhere that doesn't involve a life threatening situation.

However, because time is precious , I don't just knit or crochet...I have to listen to an audiobook (folks, Audible.com....go there! Your life will change...) while knitting. This means that when at home, I tend to spend most of my knitting time in the kitchen table area (you know, we have a perfectly good dining room, but we never eat there...yup, we eat in the kitchen). This is where my computer is s et up (Gerry also has all his techo gadgets set up here...), so it makes for perfect together time as well...we alternate between listening to an audiobook and listening to a conference (medical) talk etc.

That's why I have a little shelf with all my odds and ends ... everything I need close at hand...

I also always carry a ready to go bag in my car, so that no matter what happens, I can do something with my hands...I've often been stuck at a place where I didn't expect to be stuck at, and want to go ballistic if I can't do some knitting and crocheting... time wasting is the biggest crime :(

So...in a nutshell, the crazy lady with the knitting bag, yes, the one with the kitchen sink in her car, yes, that's me! Say Hi! when you next run into me :)


Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing about audible.com!! I have been looking for an online book reader for me while I crochet!!!!!


Anonymous said...

I knit everywhere too. Though never in church. Hmm XD

Stefanie said...

Your room has such character! What a cozy and happy feeling place to knit. I've been reading a lot about ppl knitting during an audiobook; that is brilliant!

Unknown said...

:)how wonderful the world would be if there were more crazy people like us

Pepa said...

Hi Heidi!
I really like your blog, I'm from Spain and I also do knitting and crochet.
I'm learning to make the balls of your classes. Nice to have met you, I have you as favorite in my website:



☼ Carolina ☼ said...

Nice, I love it!!
from Chile

Anonymous said...

Oh, gosh - I also listen to audio books when I knit! It's wonderful. My husband belongs to Audible and listen to all his book that way in the car.

StellaNova said...

When the kids are in bed and I am in my pyjamas and slippers. When the sun is streaming through the window in the late afternoon in my favourite armchair. When we are all sitting and watching yet another princess movie. On my back deck in the beautiful morning sun watching the girls play in the garden. At my Mum's, while she quilts beside me. At my sister's while our children build lounge room forts.

And always, always, always with a cup of tea.

Maria - A Playful Stitch said...

Hi Heidi,
I'm a new follower of your blog, over in the UK! I just wanted to thank you for the amazingly clear tutorial on African Flowers!
I've made some and posted about them, and I have pointed back to your blog and tutorials, as they are so easy to follow.
Hope that is okay with you! The post is here:

Suse said...

I have hooks and yarn permanently living in the car LOL...I hate having idle hands!

Suse ♥

Donna said...

I am a big Audible fan - have been a member for years. My Sunday morning consist of coffee, listening to a book and knitting

maorie said...

what a wonderfull blog you have (sorry for my english, i'm just french...) so plenty of ideas ... I enjoy!

K said...

Yes. Fear of boredom. Five things at one time. Knitting to take up wasted space in time. Me as well.