I’ve had a streak of bad luck lately, or at least a streak of poor planning. It seems that every time I leave the house to go somewhere I end up with a ridiculous amount of downtime (meeting up with a friend who’s late for coffee, sitting in a waiting room, or just getting to work early). And even worse, I haven’t been able to use that time for knitting.
I know! The horror!
Either I forget my knitting bag altogether, or I run out of yarn, or I left by pattern book on the coffee table at home. It’s very frustrating, because as a knitter, time not spent working on a project is wasted time. And I hate wasting time.
So, I’ve decided to make myself an Emergency Knitting Kit to put in the glove-box of the car.OK, it’s just a little project bag and the half-finished socks I started a couple months ago, but it’ll still work. Socks are perfect for this- simple, easy to do a row or two and put down, and small enough to be stashed in my car.
I know it’s silly, but I’ll definitely feel better knowing that I always have knitting ready and waiting.
Do you have Emergency Knitting?
Oh I totally agree with you! I had also come up with the emergency knitting kit idea a while ago – to my partner’s amusement 😀 But it is so necessary 😉
I carry a ridiculously large purse/bag. One of the reasons is my project bag of knitting (usually socks or a dishcloth or both) 🙂
Yes!!! I take supplies to knit baby beanies for charity while I’m working (telemarketing, so waiting while phone rings, leaving a message, etc.) And I just started knitting for knittedknockers.org, small portable project and easily memorized pattern. And a great charity as well. I HATE idle downtime!
I do exactly the same thing. I have a pair of plain ribbed socks I am knitting with a self-striping yarn that I keep in a project bag that lives in my truck. I call them my waiting room socks. They keep me sane through a variety of waits.
I think it’s a great idea. I’ve got a yarn bag filled with my crochet/knitting ready to take with me everywhere. I find I get a lot done that way.
Always have a stashed project in car. Never know when you might get stuck in traffic for a long time