|At the Mystics basketball game - foundation and first few rows|
|On the Metro - couple more rows|
Most of these places, I crochet because its not conducive or appropriate to read, my other favorite waiting around activity. For instance meetings - you're supposed to be paying attention to what's going on, maybe even taking notes. I can do this with hook and yarn in hand, but not the latest Toni Morrison. Sometimes people look at me funny or even question me, "are you going to do that now in this meeting?" And I just respond, "are you going to be checking FB and playing Words with Friends?" At least I will have a sweater by the time we're done.
|Have to be quiet at tennis matches.|
- I have to make sure its a simple, easily memorized or repetitive pattern. Its one thing to casually go about hooking yarn, its another to have a pattern laid out that you have to constantly refer to, so I can do a simple fan pattern, but a complicated cable has to stay home.
- The project also can't be too busy as far as yarn; generally I take projects that I can work from one skein of yarn at a time, not something with three or four different colors, all striped together.
- Size doesn't matter (not in this case, anyway) - I've worked on socks, scarves, sweaters, blankets, hats, it just has to be easily transportable and follow the aforementioned guidelines.
- And then I need a cute project bag and hook case to carry it around in.
See - not as simple as it may seem.
|My project bag|
|A repurposed jewelry roll = perfect hook case|
These photos are of my progress on a new shrug, crocheted in public just this weekend. Tonight, I'll continue working on my shrug during my daughters elementary promotion ceremony (I hope they don't turn the lights down, that really makes it harder). Between play rehearsals (4) and basketball games (2) this week, I should be done by Friday.
What are you working on in public?