Many of us struggle for having enough time to do their own knitting. Not only can it be really hard to find the time, but it can be also hard to find the right place. It can be easy to knit at home..but every once and a while you may need to get together with a friend or just get out of the house and knit somewhere; the challenge I seem to be coming up with lately is where to knit.
There are a lot of places to knit if you buy a cup of coffee or a snack….. but if your not hungry or thirsty (I am not a big fan of paying to knit). I avoid the whole concept of paying for knitting with people and have not participated in a facilitated knitting group at a LYS in a long time.
The other thing that I have found restrictive is the time of the day, for most me it is easier to break away at the end of the day when the little one is asleep and other people in the family have broken off to do there own thing. While it is great in theory to have time to finally get out and go knit, your dealing with the amount of lighting either artificial or natural later in the day which may not conducive to mistake free knitting. The weather out in Seattle makes it a bit tough too as it cools down at night.. What might work as afternoon in the park doesn’t translate well to 7PM.
When these two issues collide it becomes difficult to find a good well lit, but free place to knit. I have to admit I am quickly defaulting to knitting at home, but have started hitting up the coffee shop at local independent bookstores and the library.
I am not looking to not support local businesses buy purchasing their wares, but when you are a frequent knitter there is only so much you can eat and drink to get a place to knit. the purpose of this post is to solicit suggestions on good “free” places to knit. Please if you have any suggestions I am interested in hearing them.