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Portable crafting @ the kids swap meet
i am a complete convert to circular needles for knitting on the go! stitches don't slip off and counting rows is a cinch.
the whole project compacts up at the end of a session
and best of all, if you adapt your pattern correctly, there's no sewing up side seams afterwards
seamless wrist warmers pattern on sale here
OK this has been blogged before but not here.
My usual work week entails entertaining a small 5 year old boy, and thus we visit the kind of places where it is easy to keep said small child occupied and happy.
I find most of these places tedious as I don't like endless games of hide-and-seek or sliding down the slide backwards, however I do enjoy seeing my little guy having fun (I'm really not that useless a mother).
I also find it difficult to make time for crafting unless I can do it all on the run.
Hence portable crafting projects.
When I've got a lot on the crafty to-do list I spend one day (or the freetime during one day) making up these portable crafting packs. Each pack, neatly contained in a zipplock or similar, will contain the exact ingredients and tools for one or two projects.
In an idea world they will be stacked neatly so I can 'grab and go' at the start of the day.
Usually I am cussing and swearing (quietly and under my breath) as we struggle to leave the house before mid-morning but the intention is always there and my organisational skills are improving.
Roll on September and kindergarten!!