How to Knit When Time's a Problem

It can be Difficult to Find Time for Knitting. Check Out These Tips on How to Knit in Stolen Moments.

I spent years figuring out how to knit in between soccer practices, dance recitals, and parent teacher conferences. If you're a stay-at-home mom with a toddler who absolutely loves napping or a retired grandma, you might have heaps of time for knitting, but most of us find it hard to squeeze in those spare seconds. Never fear ... here are some great tips on how to knit without missing out on anything going on in your life.

1. Watching TV

A lot of us relax while watching television. Fortunately, that's also my favorite time to knit. You get a double bonus because not only are you knitting, you have something to pay attention to during those obnoxious commercials. Even if you have to look at your knitting while you work, you can have it on your lap to do during ad times.

2. In Waiting Rooms

If you want to know how to knit when you're busy, just book a doctor's appointment. Or next time you get your hair done, take along your knitting instead of reading some trashy fashion magazine. If you think about how much time you spend during an average day sitting around waiting, you'll realize you have more time than you think.

3. While Watching Practices and Games

If you're ten minutes early to pick up your kids from baseball, knit. If you're watching a soccer game and little Sally isn't on the field right now, knit. If your husband insists you attend all of his rec league hockey games, knit (and if you wear curlers and a housecoat, you'll probably get out of attending any future games altogether!).

4. Before Bed

Take your knitting to bed with you and do a few rows before you switch off the lamp. Be forewarned, however, some people object to this tactic after the first few times they roll onto a needle in the middle of the night. So either make sure you put your things away or try teaching your partner how to knit, too -- you never know. It just might take.

We live in a busy world and we're all busy people, but if you love knitting, there are a lot of "stolen moments" during the day. A row here, a row there, and before you know it, you have a finished piece of work. In fact, there are only a few times you absolutely shouldn't try knitting:

--when waiting for a cop to write you a ticket
--at red lights
--while cooking dinner over a hot stove.

Try any of those, and the only thing you'll learn how to knit is a disaster!

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