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Where do you like to indulge in your craft? Is your favorite arm chair your little knitting cubby area, or do you prefer to ‘knit in public’? Do you like to crochet in the great outdoors, perhaps, or knit in the bath, or at the pub?

For the past two years (which is really the bulk of my active knitting career, though as I mentioned Monday, I crocheted and knit garter stitch before that), my favorite place to knit has been this chair:

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That would be the comfy chair that is located in my boyfriend’s dorm room. Since that is where I spend much of my time (instead of my own dorm room), I spend a lot of time in that chair. I usually knit with my bare or stockinged feet propped up on his bed, my Macbook on my lap, knitting in hand. I am actually coordinated enough to knit quite successfully while browsing the internet (mostly while reading Ravelry–I pause to scroll and click, but I can knit stockinette without looking), so this set up works for me. I love it. I’m comfortable, I have everything I need within reach, and most of the time I have lovely company (see above reference to boyfriend).

Unfortunately, I have a number of breaks from school which require me to return home to Virginia Beach. When I’m home, I’m normally here:

That’s my living room couch (photo taken this past winter break, I believe). I do not prefer to knit there. But it’s the best place in the house, since that’s where the TV is (and I need to have something in the background when I knit–I have trouble just knitting since much of it is mindless).

I have also knitted a variety of other places. I’ve knitted in class, for example. I knit in most of my discussion classes–I get antsy if I’m not doing something with my hands, and knitting is a lot more productive than doodling (as I’m sure you all know). I’ve also knitted in the car. Again, idleness makes me antsy, so I knit if I’m going to be in the car for more than two minutes (though I’ve been known to pull out a wip for the mile-drive to the 7-11 up the street).

I have also knitted in amusement parks. My family is big on Busch Gardens (I go a lot in the summer and until March had a Platinum pass) and Disney World (my grandparents work there now, so we get free tickets, but we’ve been staying at the Disney-owned campground at least once a year since before I was born). I don’t know how familiar you all are with the Magic Kingdom, but I love knitting on the People Mover:

or in line for rides:

Next year (my last year of school!), I’ll be living in a University-owned apartment with two of my girlfriends (but probably spending much of my time in my boyfriend’s, which will be located exactly one floor below mine). I suspect I will do much of my knitting in that same chair, feet up on the bed.

And after that? Who knows.

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