UndyedYarnpire’s Fiber Opera

June 11, 2009

I am not an explorer.

Filed under: stuff — UndyedYarnpire @ 9:33 pm

I have reached the delusional state of knitting. Wherein I carry a fancy knitting bag (as opposed to a repurposed tote bag. I think I talked about the bag I bought, right? Lantern Moon’s “Molly” in black. Which I really love much much more than I expected to.) that has my handspun yarn that I am knitting into a sweater. I also have a book in the pocket.

I carried this around with me through 5 errands today and…. never even considered knitting. I did not even open the book.

Perhaps I think the sweater will knit itself if I carry it around long enough?

Perhaps I want to be prepared in case I suddenly come across a group of wild knitters upon the urban tundra?



  1. Do you usually read when you run errands?

    I read (book or phone) or sometimes crochet a bit when I do errands, but then, I tend not to be driving, which adds a lot of downtime.

    Comment by skg046 — June 12, 2009 @ 8:01 am

    • When I am waiting an hour for something to happen? Yes, usually I have some activity with me. So if my job of the day is to go and get the car’s oil changed. I usually get coffee and knit or read or do a logic puzzle (depending on what’s in my bag.)

      If my errand is to go to the store and buy stuff, no, I don’t usually read because I’m driving there and then shopping.

      If I’m dropping someone off and waiting, then I usually bring 2 activities so I have a choice. Yesterday had lots of that type of errand and I still did nothing.

      Comment by UndyedYarnpire — June 12, 2009 @ 8:15 am

      • *nods*
        I nearly always have a book; I rarely bring fiber, though, because half the time I stand on BART instead of sitting. I’ve been carrying around my little portable video player for months and not using it on 45+ minute BART rides….

        Emotional state factors in, too.

        Comment by skg046 — June 12, 2009 @ 3:25 pm

        • BART is constantly whining about low ridership, but every train going through downtown Oakland is jammed as full as those trains in India (there was a documentary about a lunch delivery service a few years ago).

          I did not formerly bring knitting along, but having an official knitting bag makes it easy to leave a project in it. And the bag itself has more pockets than a man’s suit coat, so I find it convenient to carry around.

          Comment by UndyedYarnpire — June 12, 2009 @ 9:56 pm

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