Friday, April 30, 2010

Location, Location, Location

I am participating in knit & crochet blog week, sponsored by Mimi at

Where do you like to indulge in your craft? Is your favourite arm chair your little knitting cubby area, or do you prefer to ‘knit in public’? Do you like to crochet in the great outdoors, perhaps, or knit in the bath, or at the pub?

I've got 2 favorite places. Let's start at home shall we?
There is this chair. Actually it's more like a throne... or a bed. Or a burrow. This chair is affectionately known as the "coma chair" because it is where 6 out of 7 days I find myself. In a coma, passed out. Now you wonder why I would think such a chair would be a fabulous place to knit. Because this chair is the most comfortable chair I've ever sat in in my entire life. Every night I'll burrow myself in the corner and sprawl out. There is plenty of space for needles, yarn, pattern, and cat. Cat is very important otherwise she will end up on my lap... or my shoulder which makes knitting very difficult. Anyways, my projects pile up to the right side of the chair and I can reach down and grab any one that I want and knit until I fall into a coma. Happens every time! Oh and did I mention is has a big ottoman in front of it? So you can lounge freely and kick your legs up. Mine always end up being covered by a blanket and aforementioned cat as well. But it's comfortable. and it's home :)

Now let's talk about where I go when I want to knit away from home. I'm sure you have no idea what place I'm going to mention. While I haven't worked up the courage to knit in a pub or a train, I do knit in the car and on planes, and I go to the park across the street on nice days during lunch to knit, but my absolute favorite place is Lambikins Hideaway!

Gosh, Christina should start paying me for all the publicity I give her! I'll happily accept Malabrigo, Noro, Sprout, Amy Butler Fabric..... just throwing it out there! (totally kidding Chris! maybe.)

Anyways, back to what I affectionately refer to as "the shop" anyone who knows me knows exactly where I'm going when I'm headed to "the shop". It's seriously my home away from home. Every week I'm there on Monday. No question. I have to see my knit night ladies. It's great girl time and just relaxing to be out of the house and enjoying what we love best. Then on any other given week I'll be there for hours on Saturday, and maybe a few hours Sunday, and definitely a few hours when I'm off work. It's my happy place and I swear that I've not found a shop out there that feels the same. It really feels like "home" maybe because it is in a house shaped building, has stairs and rooms just like a house, a cute coffee table, and a big dining room table where we can knit. Not to mention the fireplace and huge barka loungers and couches she has upstairs (where we have been known to go up around 8pm on Mondays to watch Dancing with the Stars!) I love Lambikins. And I'm sure I talk about it enough that you all do too! If you are ever in the Cincinnati area you should definitely stop by! Even better, she also has an online shop, and you can even order gift cards. hint hint. go there. buy me one. or five. thanks!

(Photo taken from Lambikins site. Chris if this is not okay, let me know)

Click the Lambikins logo to go directly to the website!

You can also find them on Flickr, Twitter, and Facebook!
ETA: How could I forget! They are also on Ravelry! Duh!


  1. Love the picture with your knitting and your cat. What is it with cats and blankets? As soon as I throw my fleece blanket over me, both cats are sleeping on my feet too. :)

  2. Your coma chair looks quite cozy! And your favorite lys sounds like the perfect home away from home.

  3. Lambkin's looks time I'm in the Cincy area I'm going to check it out! (Yet more business thrown your LYS's way...keep pressing for that yarn commission.)

  4. Everyone needs a coma chair to knit in.

  5. I see you were watching "Julie & Julia". What did you think of it? I thought the movie was so much better than the book.

    I will definitely check out Lambkin's if I've every in Cinci.


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