View Full Version : Do you knit at the puter?
10-21-2005, 05:50 PM
I was just wondering if any of you guys knit while at the computer...like between loading screens, if it ever happens, or perhaps while waiting for replies here at the forum. I don't seem to get enough knitting done and I am considering starting this...and if I can get my eyes away from the actually knitting, then maybe I'll take more walks and knit while I walk :)
Of course I do. That's where I keep the vast majority of my music.
10-21-2005, 05:53 PM
I don't really know how to vote. My computer is fast, so for regular stuff I can't, but there have been times, like when I loaded my camera program and had to recheck things, I've knitted between screens.
10-21-2005, 06:01 PM
If I'm sitting on the lounge with my trusty laptop, I'm usually watching a movie or cable TV, and probably knitting, crocheting, tatting whatever...
So yes and no... :D
10-21-2005, 06:50 PM
10-21-2005, 06:53 PM
Ohhh, I'm way too uncoordinated for that.
10-21-2005, 06:59 PM
I wouldnt exactly say its ABSURD to knit at the computer, but my connection is pretty zippy and I am always talking to YOU guys when I need a quick knitting break!
10-21-2005, 07:37 PM
My desk chair is one of two chairs in my room, so I often knit while sitting at my desk, though not actively using the computer.
When I was first learning, I knitted at the computer all the time because I was just making a scarf and I kept the skein of yarn and the scarf, while I wasn't knitting, behind the laptop.
I really should knit in my other chair since it's much more comfortable.... but then I couldn't control my music as easily.
10-21-2005, 10:37 PM
I do all the time, I think it has a lot to do with the fact that the computer is how I learned :) First here for the basic knit and purl (and I am surprised that they still work after the number of times I replayed them!)
Then, right after I learned those two stitches, I made Silvers socks and needed to follow each each stitch and had to have the pattern on the screen for weeks. I think it's more habit now than anything else, but I like (and would rather) to have the pattern on the screen rather than printed.
I Wish the FT clogs could be have been downloaded rather than printed on that awful blue colored card stock. That is part of the reason mine still aren't finished :( With the problems I have been having with my eyes, it's really hard for me to read the pattern.
Sorry for the novel, I seem to be getting carried away a lot lately here.
I'm doing it right now:)
I've got dialup, so I do have to wait sometimes, depending on the pages. And if I've got nothing else to do, and I'm just sitting here, knitting gives me something to do:)
10-22-2005, 01:19 AM
OOh!! Sounds yummy--I'd love to...but I don't have a laptop and I just can't knit in here where the computer is. I want to move it into the "sitting room". We don't have a den...or a living room--one or the other--we have ONE ROOM in which to sit and watch tv, and when company comes--they're walking right into it. So, I TRY ( and fail) to keep it sorta kinda picked up and dusted, but it rarely happens we have company when I've done either. If I only had a laptop--THEN I'd knit, watch tv AND compute!
Alas, I do not have one, and I don't have room for this desk and PC in there where we LIVE!! :XX:
10-22-2005, 02:18 AM
I do now that I have a laptop. Especially when I am in my favorite nite time chat. Most of us in that particular location wind up knitting, so its like a virtual knitting circle.
10-22-2005, 02:30 AM
Yes, but only when I'm reading something or chatting. I'm studying computer science and a number of lecture notes are online for us to read.
10-22-2005, 09:03 AM
I prolly would but ours is so speedy there isn't any time... so when I take a break I come in here.. Do any of you talk on the phone and knit? I do that all the time :rollseyes: is that rude??
10-22-2005, 11:11 AM
I knit at the computer when I'm chatting. But mostly it's when I'm watching Amy's video's. The first hat I made....I had to watch the kitchener stitch video a gazillion times (and ask beldie for help too) and I finished the hat here at the computer. It's been so long since I've done that stitch now...that I'm sure I'll be doing it next time too.
10-22-2005, 11:22 AM
I do, because I do the majority of my knitting while sitting at work.....four monitors, two keyboards, one radio........
I have knitted at the computer... but ONLY when I was doing an audio/webcat. Our connection is too fast to do it otherwise. I get most of my knitting time when I go to my LKG n Wednesday nights.
10-22-2005, 11:42 AM
Lately, Joel, it seems like you spend a lot of time changing your avatar! ;) :rofling:
10-22-2005, 12:02 PM
I use the scanner here at school ALOT and it very slow in between pages, so what else is there to do but :XX: :XX: :XX:
10-22-2005, 05:24 PM
Only if I need to watch one of Amy's videos. So while I have knit in front of my computer, generally I prefer a nice cozy chair with a favorite drink (coffee, tea or a glass of wine). And now that fall has arrived, in view of my fireplace. With all the kidlets in bed. Knitting to me is a winding down and relaxing activity. No computers. No kids!
10-22-2005, 09:46 PM
Ohhh, I'm way too uncoordinated for that.
10-23-2005, 12:39 PM
yes, when I'm visiting one of my car sites with a "chatbox", which isn't very often. but the desk and chair are not comfty for knitting, the lighting is very poor (I MUST get a replacement bulb for this lamp! it's been over 2 months... procrastination...) and my yarn keeps falling on the floor :doh: .
10-24-2005, 04:09 AM
I always bring my knitting when I sit here, but don't always get that much done ;)