Updated: Oct 10, 2021
Time a problem? I keep hearing people say “I enjoy crochet, but I just can’t find the time for it. My day/night is already full.”
I said that too, once upon a time. Then I realized several things:
I watched both baseball and football (then, not now). Ever time the delay between the catcher returning the ball to the pitcher and the next pitch? I haven’t done it lately, but when I did the average was almost a minute. I don’t know about you, but I can do a lot of stitches in a minute.
Same for football. There is a reason the pros have a 45 second clock. And it doesn’t start until the official blows his whistle and rotates his arm. Same thing. Lots of stitches, and plenty of time to look up before the next snap.
Don’t forget commercials. How long are the breaks these days? Couple of minutes? Need I say more?
Where I live fully half the kids are picked up from school by a parent. Still mostly moms, but this isn’t a commentary about parenting. I know I used to spend anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes, occasionally inching forward in those lines. A whole row’s worth of time.
My “prime” crochet time is early morning, coffee by my side and no interruptions. Yeah, I’m retired, but even before then I enjoyed some quiet time in the mornings. Second favorite time? There’s usually a couple hours after dinner and dishes before shower and bed. Half of that usually becomes crochet time. Sometimes more.
So yes, there is time. Put the phone down. That helps a lot. Stop paying attention to the mindless chatter of washed-up athletes filling the space when nothing is happening in the game. And if you miss something because you’re in the middle of a shell, or don’t want to lose count, there’s always instant replays. Get a hook and get going.