Some days I feel like I don’t have time to sit down and actually crochet. Exhaustion and 9 pm will roll around, leaving me to wonder why I didn’t get any hook time yet that day. It’s a little frustrating, seeing that crochet is my jam. Life is so busy during the day. There’s running around in the evening, the phone’s ringing off the hook (do they do that anymore?), and why is food shopping need to be done so often? There’s dinners to cook, kids to shuttle around, and homework to check… plus whatever else is competing for your attention. I think it’s amazing that I have time to crochet at all.
There’s ways to get around the craziness of every day life to get some quality hook and yarn time into your day. Will a little planning ahead, and having your work ready to go, you can easily take your crochet with you.
- Make sure you have your crochet work inside of project bags. You can have a big bag or lots of little bags. Pick something that is easiest for you. This saves the time of trying to find what you are working on. I’m pretty sure I don’t know a single crocheter who has only one project at a time going, so the project bags are wonderful for keeping track of what you’re working on. It’s also really easy to grab one when you’re on your way out of the door.
- Plan your day ahead. If you know you have to sit through baseball practice, or go to the doctor… BRING YOUR CROCHET. See what areas of your day will be spent sitting and waiting. Ten minutes of crochet time in the doctor’s office waiting room is better than no crochet time at all.
- Remember that crochet can be soothing. If your day is too busy to fit some time in, make a point to get 15 minutes of crochet time in before bed. It’s naturally soothing, listening to the rhythm of the yarn over the hook. Maybe your 15 minutes of crochet will help you sleep!
- If you do better in the morning, set your alarm 15-20 minutes earlier. Use that time to crochet and maybe have a cup of coffee or tea. You’ll be able to get through the day, satisfied that you were able to treat yourself to some quality crochet time. Plus, it’s often quieter in the morning… making it that much easier to count your stitches!
- Have I mentioned that I hate the TV? (Mine is on right now.) Television is the biggest time suck. If you’re that hard up for crochet time, skip watching your favorite show until you are less busy. You could always crochet over the commercials if you can’t pull yourself away. Do what works for you!
Do you have any other tricks that ensure you get your daily crocheting into the day? Are there any tools that work for you in helping you achieve crocheting while busy?