Our lives are always busy, and from time to time we find ourselves waiting. Whether on a bus or metro ride, at an office waiting for an appointment, or at your child’s sports activity, you can be stitching to pass the time. Waiting, especially for prolonged periods of time, can become aggravating and stressful if that’s not something that you do for fun! Accepting the circumstances is all we can do, but by being a proactive stitcher you can improve the situation by bringing along something to work on. Many of us are single-project stitchers, but you should recognize the benefits of working on several projects at the same time, each of which has a different level of complexity and can be stitched in different circumstances. I leave my cables and short rows to be worked on at home, where I can concentrate and pay attention to the pattern. At the same time, I have several simultaneous projects going in the background, often gifts, and I always have something fuss-free! Keep several of those simple projects around in small project bags and keep the patterns for them handy on your phone. You can just take a photo of the section you are working on if you don’t have room to carry the entire pattern. This way, you can grab the project as you are heading out the door.
I find that I never leave the house without a small project in my bag, whether I’m leaving for a short commute or a five-hour flight. I bring something mindless, like an easy hat, a sock, or a sleeve of a sweater, compact enough to fit into a purse and be tucked away at a moment’s notice. And if you manage to work only two or three rows, that is two or three rows that you didn’t have when you left the house. A little progress on a stitching project while you are stuck can give you perspective on the situation in a creative way while doing what you love!
Fringe Association Field Bag in color grey – available at fibre space
Fibre Space Girl Enamel Pin – available at fibre space
Olgajazzy Enamel Pin – soon to be available here!
Sweater Weather Forever Enamel Pin – soon to be available here!
yarn – woolfolk TOV in colors T3 and T6, needles – hiyahiya sharp, pattern – from upcoming class for double brioche hat