Alissa posted a challenge for Blogville: Where is your favorite place to knit?
I’ve knit a lot of places. Some really nice like the ocean front condo my parents rented for a few winters when H was little or the swanky boat house we stayed in in Bar Harbor. I sat on a bench and knit at Rhinebeck, a memory I’ll have forever. Neutral but cozy places like our living room in northern Maine during a snowstorm while the wind blew the snow up against our windows or my bed with the air conditioner blasting so I could finish knitting a sweater in August. Then there are the bad places like subway, the emergency room when my mother was sick or my father’s hospice room when we were waiting for the end that took it’s definitely not sweet time to arrive.
But my absolute favorite place to knit has always been at my children’s sporting events. I sat at many a field hockey game with a sock in process in hand when H played. Then there were all the lacrosse practices and games of N’s. Finally the cross country and track events. Knitting keeps my hands busy while I concentrate on the event. It helps me ignore the other parents who are maybe behaving in ways that wouldn’t make their children proud.
The spring track season has been cancelled. I’ll miss sitting on those unbelievably uncomfortable bleachers that always manage to be freezing cold, unless they are burning hot watching my kid run and jump. I’ll still be knitting but not at my favorite place.