When the moon is still in the sky and the day not yet awoken by the sun I rise. I tip toe through the house, pop the heater & the lamp on, make myself a strong cup of tea and sit down to knit.
A few years ago I would never even contemplated rising at 5am to do anything especially knit but here I find myself each morning, curled up on the couch in a house of silence knitting.
This tranquillity is then broken an hour or so later when my hubby stomps down the hall with baby Laney in arms & turns the tv on then goes & gets bubba Joe out of bed (who has been quietly 'reading' his book in the dark!).
At morning tea time I sneek a few rows of crochet depending on what bubba Joe is doing.
For lunch, (and yes I now give myself a 20 minute lunch break!) I knit or crochet or read a book.
Afternoon tea normally finds me in the back room playing dinosaurs or 'cafe' with bubba Joe, sometimes he doesn't mind if I crochet but most of the time I'm playing with him.
At bathtime, once the kids are washed & happily playing in the bath, I drag a comfy seat to sit at the door to the bathroom & supervise & crochet.
Once Laney & Joe are down for the night (thank goodness for new routines from this book), I pick up my knitting once again!You need to bear in mind though, that this happens like this only occasionally! Sometimes the day flows well -- I've popped the dinner in the slow cooker, have done the housework, even had a shower and have lunch sorted too. Sometimes though, I don't get a shower, no housework has been done for days, I have mashed pumpkin on my trousers & baby drool on my shirt (that is inside out) and no food for lunches except a squished banana that I found on the floor!!
So, how do you find time to craft?
Do you have a set time to yourself for this?
Do you get up in the wee hours of the morning too?