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luv2knit944
Permanent Resident

USA
1789 Posts

Posted - 06/16/2005 :  05:13:00 AM  Show Profile Send luv2knit944 a Private Message
I'm with Rebecca.My ideal knitting day would be what she said.Just a dream for me though.
Otherwise,my ideal knitting day is knitting something I enjoy for others,especially for babies and children.

Pauline
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comfybev
Chatty Knitter

USA
256 Posts

Posted - 06/16/2005 :  05:43:54 AM  Show Profile  Visit comfybev's Homepage  Send comfybev a Yahoo! Message Send comfybev a Private Message
As for me, I love wintertime. I'd like it to be cold, with a snow fall of 3 inches or so - enough to coat but not enough to get in people's way. I'd like there to be frost on the windows, but have a very nice toastiness be happening inside. I'd like a large mug of cocoa (or spiced apple cider with rum) and the smells of stew and bread cooking coming from the kitchen (that someone else is cooking). I wrap up in a blanket on the couch and knit late into the night with friends gabbing, playing card, and drinking beer.

Take care, Bev
OTN: "Inca Pattern Scarf", Socks for DH, Practice short row socks
http://bwdiaz.blogs.com/comfybev/
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AllisonV
Chatty Knitter

246 Posts

Posted - 06/16/2005 :  05:54:10 AM  Show Profile  Visit AllisonV's Homepage Send AllisonV a Private Message
Knitting with my 3 best girls. Since we don't get to see each other very ofetn, just knitting with them would be wonderful. They make everything eighty times better.

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. -Confucius
Blog: www.simplysockyarn.typepad.com
Website: www.simplysockyarn.com
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KnitRedSox
Chatty Knitter

170 Posts

Posted - 06/16/2005 :  06:07:09 AM  Show Profile Send KnitRedSox a Private Message
Ideal knitting day? December 23rd, Christmas shopping done (yeah right!) Sitting with my family who I see about three times a year around the Christmas tree, exchanging stories, catching up. My mother needlepointing, a Christmas Special on TV. Hot chocolate or coffee... finishing up a Christmas stocking to be used the next night! Waiting for other family to arrive... a nice blanket of snow on the ground. THAT would be nice.
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Schaeferyarnlover
Gabber Extraordinaire

513 Posts

Posted - 06/16/2005 :  06:49:48 AM  Show Profile Send Schaeferyarnlover a Private Message
I wake up, drink coffee,eat cereal with fresh fruit and take a swim.(I do not have a pool, this is fantasy). Work on a project, I love. Watch baseball game in the afternoon, still knitting, while drinking iced coffee. Yay!My team wins! More knitting. Grilled shrimp salad for dinner, More knitting. It's Sunday, so watch ESPN game. Fall asleep. Repeat.
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soapgirl
New Pal

3 Posts

Posted - 06/16/2005 :  08:00:33 AM  Show Profile Send soapgirl a Private Message
At the ocean...friends and family....no "jobs" to do....food provided...drinks too....sunshine, shady spot....no cares...lots of smiles....PEACE FOR THE WORLD....a new project to start... evening ends with a bon fire and shooting stars...YES PERFECT!!!!
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becka always
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USA
1959 Posts

Posted - 06/16/2005 :  08:16:29 AM  Show Profile  Visit becka always's Homepage Send becka always a Private Message
I'm going to have to say that every day is an ideal knitting day for me. This is not just because I love to knit, but because one year ago, yesterday actually, my husband came in with a 'learn to knit' kit for me after hearing me (when i didn't think I was being heard by anyone but my doxie of whom I talk to all the time...lol) speaking of being so tired of having nothing to do but watch tv or a movie or read a book. This, of course, was not of my choosing because I have been disabled for many years and I was having this discussion with my doxie and God 2 or 3 days after my 2nd trip to the hospital in 2 months to try to get my constant pain under control; all relating from my disability. Although, that summer was unusual bc for the year before that I was not hospitalized as much because of a procedure done by my doc ( I now have to see a pain specialist to help control pain). I digress, 1 year ago when my sweet, loving husband helped me to start to knit by helping me to buy the essentials & books to learn & I began to knit & do it all the time & it is very therapeutic as we hear all of the time bc I don't think about the pain so much; and my pain medication has been reduced and I've not been in the hospital for a year...praise God!. My doc was amazed, a couple of months ago I had an 'episode' that in the past has landed me in hospital. but I refused to go this time...I and many, many friends are doing a lot of praying and I am knitting....everyday is a good day to knit for me, at home, or anywhere, and for that, I thank God! Oh...bonus...I got to meet so many cyber knitting friends like you

Addicted to the Knit
Becka Always
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Marg in Mirror
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Canada
3205 Posts

Posted - 06/16/2005 :  08:24:12 AM  Show Profile  Visit Marg in Mirror's Homepage  Send Marg in Mirror a Yahoo! Message Send Marg in Mirror a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by fillyjonk

Only one day? That would make it hard.

I guess for me, it would include all meals prepared and served (and cleaned up!) by someone else. No other outside chores. Maybe like a spa-weekend.

Get up early, as the sun is rising. Do some yoga to stretch out and get limbered up for the day of knitting ahead.

Have a nice breakfast.

Sit down with a group of fellow knitters to spend time talking and knitting - I don't really care what I'm working on, it's just the joy of being WITH other knitters and having TIME to knit.

Midmorning, take a break, get up, go for a walk in the garden to stretch. Knit some more.

Have a nice lunch with the other nice knitters. Maybe a handsome guy to serve us and take the plates away?

After lunch, go to a yarn store and spend an hour or so oohing and aaahing (and buying).

Come back, have a cup of tea, and knit some more. Have a nice supper with the knitters.

After dinner, a concert, where we can bring our knitting. Since this is MY day, it would be a string quartet playing Dvorak or Brahms or something like that. The hall would be well-lighted and we'd be invited to knit while we listen.

Then, after the concert, desserts and sparkling wine for those who partake. Maybe a "fashion show" of people's most recent, or most impressive FOs.

Then, if the day has to end, all of us being driven in a limo (with enough room in the back so we can knit!) to our respective homes.




Filly, this works for me too! And except for the limo and the concert, I'll be enjoying this sort of day much of the next week, as we celebrate Knitting Week in Southern Alberta.

-- Marg in Calgary

TLWKOTB
http://knitsonthebus.blogspot.com
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dragonridermom
Warming Up

USA
72 Posts

Posted - 06/16/2005 :  08:31:35 AM  Show Profile Send dragonridermom a Private Message
*I have all the supplies for a new project. The house is clean, laundry is done and my staff is preparing meals and beverages. I knit, sip coffee and watch all my favorites on TV. In the afternoon I take a break and get a manicure (really just for the luscious hand massage.) A few of my knitting buddies arrive in the afternoon and we take a tour of the LYS in our limo with an unlimited yarn budget. Knitting and chatting as we travel. We finish up with a seafood buffet and knit the evening away. We have a sleepover, so we can knit until we drop.* Repeat from * to * as necessary to achieve ideal knitting day.
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susandek
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25 Posts

Posted - 06/16/2005 :  08:59:53 AM  Show Profile Send susandek a Private Message
A cush knitting cruise would be fun (no sea-sickness) with multiple yarn stores on each deck (giftcards in hand)! Seminars spread throughout the day so when the inspiration hits between healthy, luxurious snacks and fruity beverages, I can take a leisurely walk and knit with others. A massage and mani/pedicure now and then would be nice too. I like the fashion show idea that someone else mentioned earlier too. The ship could remain docked for all I care as long as there is a nice view! Dream on!!!

Knitting Around to It!
http://sdek.blogspot.com/
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Chayah
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Posted - 06/16/2005 :  09:05:22 AM  Show Profile Send Chayah a Private Message
Becka, thank you for sharing your wonderful story--you are inspiring! Chayah
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pqpatch
Seriously Hooked

USA
617 Posts

Posted - 06/16/2005 :  09:05:41 AM  Show Profile  Visit pqpatch's Homepage Send pqpatch a Private Message
I have a dream knitting day quite often. Sitting on my big front porch with the sun shining and just a bit of a breeze. Listening to the birds and a big glass of ice tea next to me on the table. Ahh.....
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becka always
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1959 Posts

Posted - 06/16/2005 :  10:52:29 AM  Show Profile  Visit becka always's Homepage Send becka always a Private Message
Thank you, Chayah, you fill my heart with kindness!!

Addicted to the Knit
Becka Always
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kristajo
Gabber Extraordinaire

Canada
436 Posts

Posted - 06/16/2005 :  10:55:06 AM  Show Profile Send kristajo a Private Message
Am I the only one who is pretty sure she'd go stir-crazy if she had to spend *an entire day* knitting? Don't get me wrong, I knit almost every day, and I think about knitting every day, but somehow if I had to spend 8-12 hours in a row engaged only in knitting-related pursuits, I'd get a little bored.

That being said, my "perfect knitting" time usually involves sitting with my feet up knitting smthg complicated enough to be interesting while listening to a complicated enough to be interesting audiobook on my PC. I listened to War and Peace while knitting a couple of Rowan designs this winter, and I think I like the FOs and the book better because of the conjunction!

Cheers,

Krista Jo
http://knitwit.blogspot.com
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chris
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USA
2463 Posts

Posted - 06/16/2005 :  12:05:08 PM  Show Profile Send chris a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by dragonridermom

*I have all the supplies for a new project. The house is clean, laundry is done and my staff is preparing meals and beverages. I knit, sip coffee and watch all my favorites on TV. In the afternoon I take a break and get a manicure (really just for the luscious hand massage.) A few of my knitting buddies arrive in the afternoon and we take a tour of the LYS in our limo with an unlimited yarn budget. Knitting and chatting as we travel. We finish up with a seafood buffet and knit the evening away. We have a sleepover, so we can knit until we drop.* Repeat from * to * as necessary to achieve ideal knitting day.



LOL! I loved the way this was written. I think I'll follow this pattern as often as I am able!!

chris

Keep on knittin', mama, knittin' those blues away!
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azknitter
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5539 Posts

Posted - 06/16/2005 :  12:10:44 PM  Show Profile Send azknitter a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Schaeferyarnlover

I wake up, drink coffee,eat cereal with fresh fruit and take a swim.(I do not have a pool, this is fantasy). Work on a project, I love. Watch baseball game in the afternoon, still knitting, while drinking iced coffee. Yay!My team wins! More knitting. Grilled shrimp salad for dinner, More knitting. It's Sunday, so watch ESPN game. Fall asleep. Repeat.


Can I have her day???

Trish
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jennaknits
Gabber Extraordinaire

USA
509 Posts

Posted - 06/16/2005 :  1:19:27 PM  Show Profile Send jennaknits a Private Message
Getting a project I'm really excited about to the point where it's really shaping up, then bringing it to my Tuesday night knitting group in my dorm to watch episodes of 24 and share stories and tips with my knitting friends. After, going out to sit with my friends in the lounge while they make me laugh, Zach is in awe of my work, Ian snuggles my ball of yarn, and my BF tries on my WIP to test the length (even if it's a scarf for my mom) and tells me I'm a "knitting goddess."

Or maybe I just want to be back at school.

http://knitdiva.blogspot.com/
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RoseM
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Canada
1898 Posts

Posted - 06/16/2005 :  1:39:32 PM  Show Profile Send RoseM a Private Message
Let's see . . . house all tidy and gleaming (there's a word I don't use often for my house) - everything 'else' is done. A bright fall day. All my fav music set up and 'my' chair all ready (still haven't found my chair - so the sofa might have to do). Couple of large ripe avacados and tomatos handy as well as a huge pot of really good coffee and some homemade (not by me) oatmeal/raisin cookies. A new project that is just complicated enough to be a bit of a challenge and a great yarn (how about the leaf cravat in cashmere?). The 2 cats and dog snuggled nearby. Hubby has a dinner meeting and everyone I know is healthy and won't be in accidents - or need to get in touch with me - so I can turn the da** phone off. Bliss.
RoseM
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TheNakedKnitter
Chatty Knitter

282 Posts

Posted - 06/16/2005 :  1:42:03 PM  Show Profile Send TheNakedKnitter a Private Message
My idea of the perfect knitting day:

I wake up late in the morning to the smell of gourmet coffee in the air. It's chocolate truffle, with a hint of Godiva chocolate in it.

I stay in bed, which is warm & cozy, and start to knit a hat with a luxury fiber after eating the breakfast that has magically appeared.

Eventually, I move to the the living room & start watching all the films DH won't see with me.

At some point, I need fresh air. So I get up, go to the yarn store seeking a treasure. I find it - and now it's time to go to my weekly knitting group.

That's it! Now ask me about my perfect knitting weekend!

Nicole
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PatriciaG
Chatty Knitter

USA
290 Posts

Posted - 06/16/2005 :  1:50:17 PM  Show Profile Send PatriciaG a Private Message
RoseM,

You have my vote, except I will add: house cleaned by someone else so I'm relaxed, but not tired; a good mystery to read on knitting breaks; add a few hours so I can nap between knitting and reading; and yard work all done and beautiful. I want it raining outside so I have NO guilt about not being outside on a beautiful day.

Patrica in West Sac., CA.

"How did I get over the hill without getting up to the top"
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