Yarn + Needles + ? = Happy Place


Hello fellow knitters and crocheters,

Here’s a question for you… what would you add to your yarn and needles to make a happy place? πŸ™‚

Mine would be many things of course but I think a cup of coffee, a podcast/audio book, favourite music, good company….

What’s your magic ingredient? πŸ˜€

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103 responses to “Yarn + Needles + ? = Happy Place

  1. Second breakfast (coffee and fresh pastry), feet up on the coffee table. Children at school. A sleeping and softly snoring baby on my chest… although this does not work with double pointed needles… they get too near his head and I actually developed back pain from trying to knit gloves holding the needles far away from said baby πŸ™‚ But circular needles work perfectly.
    Thanks for that post. It is nice to stop and think about why I am actually enjoying the knitting.

  2. A cup of tea, a slice of home made chocolate cake, a good audio book to listen to and a hot water bottle pressed against my lower back and I’m in heaven πŸ™‚

  3. A really good knitting bag, so I don’t get the yarn caught up on my slippers/ankles when I get up!! Needs to be smooth so the yarn can rooll, and have a pocket for crochet hook (for dropped stitches), markers, etc. I’ve got the coffee, radio, TV, etc already!!

    • I hear you about a knitting bag. I’ve been meaning to design one for myself specifically to avoid all the issues you mentioned. I’ll let you know if I end up making one for myself πŸ˜€

  4. Sitting knitting while listening to Football on the radio on a saturday afternoon – that is my idea of absolute heaven (especially if West Ham United are winning!). πŸ™‚

  5. A nice bit of cheesecake, some good tea, and a marathon of one of my favorite TV series. That combination also churns out a LOT of knitted items!

      • Oh, I have so many! If you can find a copy of “Knit One, Bead Too” that is the book I used to learn. It isn’t hard at all, and it is addicting. I love the patterns of Laura Nelkin Designs, and have knit many of her necklaces and a few earrings. And of course, shawls are a great place to use beads. They are all over ravelry as you probably know. I checked out Ice Queen, and added it to my queue – it is so pretty! I have just the yarn and beads for it. πŸ™‚

      • Fantastic! Thank you for sharing. I’ll look for the book for sure. πŸ™‚ It’s so exciting to learn new things and see them come alive right under your needles πŸ™‚

  6. A good book if it’s a simple project, a good audio book if it’s a slightly more complicated project, a cat to leave hairs to be removed later, but cozies up the whole endeavor, and a pot of tea will do me just fine, thank you. πŸ˜‰

    • Excellent πŸ™‚ I like listening to something too. Sometimes it’s movie I listen to haha πŸ˜€ It’s hard to watch when I’m knitting but I listen to the story

  7. Great question! I totally agree with your list … And my magic ingredients would be a dog curled up asleep at my feet plus a fabulous sea view through the window (that’s wishful thinking but it would be perfect!) πŸ™‚

  8. Cup of coffee, tv on (movie or just for sound), laptop on the side, another WIP for if i get bored with current WIP and pattern if needed.. i know it’s a lot, maybe that’s why i knit/crochet at snail pace πŸ˜‰

  9. A nice warm beverage (coffee or Scottish blend black tea) in my favorite handmade alpaca mug!

  10. I could go with all of your choices but I also like to crochet with a Hockey game on TV or the radio and my son learning to count by helping me to count stitches or holding my balls of yarn for me while I wind them.

  11. I choose tea and “Murder, She Wrote”… Although I could be tempted to tuck into a tasty craft beer once the sun is over the yard arm πŸ˜‰ I had so much fun reading through everyone else’s suggestions too!

  12. 1. Coffee. 2. An old movie on TV or Netflix. 3. (if I had a pet) my cat or dog curled up at my feet. 4. Birds singing outside. 5. An afghan I’d knitted earlier (or inherited from a talented ancestor) keeping my lap warm, if needed.

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