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December 23, 2013


Gina Kostoff

I probably spend 15 hours or so per week knitting. I wish I could spend more time too! If I don't get some knitting in each day, my day feels off.


I'd say 3 or 4, but I wish it was twice that!


I don't spend nearly as much time as I'd like! Knitting is my evening pastime, but lately other things have had to take priority. On the norm, though, I'd say I spend 8 to 10 hours a week knitting.


I'm usually knitting about 30 hours a week. I'm lucky as I'm retired and have lots of supposedly free time. (Yeah, with involvement with grandkiddies, I have free time. Lol)

Ruthann Hakuschak

Oooh, probably 30 total hours since I sell what I make. Socks are my obsession and spend most of my time making them, right now I have two projects started.

blogless grace

Probably close to 15 hours. Right now weaving is the heavy user-trying to finish an afghan.

Tina Champagne

Hmmm, that is a great question! Maybe an hour a night during the week and 2-3 each weekend maybe 10-11 hours. I love it!!!


I spend 15-20 each week mostly knitting right now but a sprinkle of stitching in there as well...would spend every day all day knitting/stitching if I could!!!

Martha from Ohio

I knit, do counted cross stitch, and recently started weaving. About 10 hours/week which isn't nearly enough. Love the heritage paints and thank you for these wonderful gift offers. You have asked done really good thought-provoking questions :-)


I would say about twenty hours. Makes me wonder why I don't get more done

Jae Hee Kwak Jackson

This year (unemployed) I have been knitting almost every day so I think it's about 30 hours a week,

Suzzanne Lawrence

Never really thought about how many hours a week. I would guess between 20 and 30 depending on what else is going on.

Diane campbell

I knit about three hours every night and during the day whenever I can, I always have a sock in progress on my needles to take with me when I have an appointment and have to wait...I don't know what I would do without my knitting!

Ann M

Before I retired (2 weeks ago) I spent at least 1-2 hours per day, depending on the day of the week, usually knitting. That would come to 7 to 14 hours per week. Retirement should allow more knitting (or other fiber art) time. So now I would have to add in an hour or two early morning hours when I used to get ready & leave for work while my husband still sleeps. That would come to 14 to 21 hours per week. Yikes - don't tell my husband. Just kidding. This is a man who plays his guitar while he watches TV. And he is happy if I am happy.


Maybe 10 hours a week knitting? Not nearly as much as I'd like!



Ashley Balderson

I probably spend 1-2 hours a day during the week on the weekend sometimes more sometimes less so anywhere from 7-15ish ... Wish I had more time though ... So many projects so little time :)


I'm a teacher, so when school is in session, I think I only knit about 3-5 hours a week. I try to make up for lost time on breaks. But I wish I has much more time.


I spend 5 hours every evening knitting and not nearly enough time at the spinning wheel.

Karen Pettyjohn

This time of year, I knit 10-15 hours per week. I don't get to knit as much during the summer when there's yard work to be done. If I'm sitting, I'm knitting...on my lunch hour, in the car, at the doctor's get the picture.

Shannon Adams

I probably dedicated 20-25 hours to my knitting. I knit a lot at night, and football and basketball season makes it easy to settle down with a project!


Probably about 4-5' but I wish I had time to knit more.

Melissa B.

I bet I spend 10-20 hours per week...and it is always knitting!


I try to knit when I can. It relaxes me and calms me. This season I have needed calming so I have knit probably about 25 hours a week.


5-10, wish it could be more!

Donita W

I would say about 10 hours a week. My time is mainly devoted to knitting... Crochet & cross-stitch are harder on my hands & I can't craft as long while working on those projects.


I try to knit a bit every day. I always have my knitting with me. I think it may average out to about 10 hours a week.

Joan Grahlfs

I knit 25+ hours a week. Retirement is wonderful thing.

Janet A.

Probably 20 to 30 a week. I spend all of my TV time knitting.

Mona B

My total time spent knitting each week can be all over the place, depending what is going on in my life. It probably averages 15-20 hours per week... often a lot more, but also sometimes much less (like the last few weeks!).

Pat Wadkins

I usually knit 5-10 hours a week. Wish it was more. Looking forward to a Knitting retreat in Feb. A whole weekend of knitting!


15ish probably. But it varies wildly as I teach school, so there are sometimes when I have almost no knitting time and other times when I knit all day.


I knit about 8 hours a week. I always have a pair of socks on the needles.

Geraldine Scott

I'd like to say an hour a day, but I got a job in August and it has sucked up a lot of my free time…but I still try! I'm burned out on cross stitch, so it's just knitting that grabs my attention right now.

Donna celeste

I spend about 10 hrs a week. My hands won't let me do more.

Beth Hynes

I'd say 20 hours or so. I probably get 2-3 hours a day, and longer on the weekends! :) It's almost all knitting, although crochet does occasionally make an appearance!


About 15 hours a week, half knitting and half spinning.

Danielle D Wentz

Not as much as I want to be. When I am being an artist it's around 2-5 hours a week. I'm looking to changing this come the new year since I've decided to be a stay at home mom to my 3 month old son.


Probably two to three hours a day. Then about an hour looking at sites like yours. Then, I gotta hustle to get all the other stuff in the house done too. But it is totally worth it. Oh, and add spinning into the mix too!


Typically, 10 hours a week, more if I want to get something done, less if I have a new grandbaby and a new puppy all in the same week—as in now! Haven't picked up knitting an a few days....

Kim W

Probably 7-10 hours a week.


I would guess 5-10 hours per week for me.


Thought-provoking question! I am knitting about 20 hours per week right now because it's Christmas and because I have a grandchild on the way. In the summer I knit much less. I also knit much less when I have a quilt in the making--I tend to focus on one major project at a time. Each week throughout the year I also spend 7-8 hrs sewing because our church makes school kit bags. They take time. Of them all, knitting is a real favorite because it's just a great pick-me-up-quickly pasttime and yields useful rewards!

carolyn tindal

Oh, 21 to 25!

Debbie Huett

I think it's about 15-20 or so hours a week on average. Almost every evening and a little extra on weekends. I LOVE it and a day isn't complete if there's not knitting time. :) Again, these are yarns I haven't tried and would love to!

Diana K

I'd guess around 15-20 hours per week, depending on that pesky thing called work ;)


I never thought about this before! I would guess around 20 hrs a week.


I knit about 2 hours a day but holiday season that goes up to about 6 hours lol!!

Linda Byrn

Spend my time mostly knitting , with a smattering of crochet. Like you, I knit several hours in the evening, so 14+ hours

Sandra Cash

I probably spend about 15 hours...have to leave time for paper to touch yarn and paper.


I'd think anywhere from 10 to 20. Gosh, it's almost a part time profession.


I try to do at least 1hour a day. But sometimes
It turns into a little more so I will say 10 per week

Captain Awesome

Because of Christmas knitting I probably spent 10-15 hours knitting, but typically I only spend 8-10 when I'm only knitting for me. :)

Tracy Wheeler

Way too many and not enough. Probably 10-15 hours a week.

Trish Flynn

10-12 sounds about right. Try to get an hour during the week and a couple extra on the weekend. Helps if there is a good football game on, then my husband doesn't want to go anywhere. A good Pittsburg vs Green Bay game got me 4 unexpected hours yesterday!!!!!

Judi Kennedy

15 to 20 hours a week.

Phyllis Howard

I spend between 30-40 hours a week knitting and crocheting..


I would say 20-25 hours per week esp. during football season. Knitting is my yoga.Namaste- knit one purl one.

Rhonda Atkinson

I get about 10 hours a week of knitting. Not nearly as much as I want but I work 2 jobs and would sooo like to just stay home and knit.


20 to 25, I even knit in the car while hubby is driving, I get in every minute I possible can.

Barb T.

I knit, and I spend lots of time pursuing my favorite thing. I can't even begin to estimate!

Susan Sanders

2-3 if I am lucky!


I think I probably knit an hour in the evening and then maybe 5 over the approx 10 hours. I knit! I know how to crochet but I prefer knitting. No spinning, no weaving.


Probably 20-25 hours a week. All knitting!

Southern Gal (@sogalitno)

IRL - 1-1.5 hours a day while watching tv (no commute time knitting as i drive to work)

in my ideal life - 4-5 hours!

have not taken up spinning yet as have limited space and too much yarn now... plan to do some destashing and maybe consider spinning...

Tami campbell

I spend about 15 - 20 hours a week on knitting, crochet or sewing. I want to start cross stitching again, but have a few knitting projects I want to get done first.

Denise Walsh-Horowitz

Hi _ knit every night after clearing away the plates and pots from cooking - that amounts to about 3 hours; plus on the train - another 30 min. and on the weekend sometimes all day Saturday/Sunday watching old movies on Turner Classic station. I would say all toll about 20-25 hours per week - I just love to knit!

Linda L

I would guess about 8-10 hours a week on average knitting.

Dana Timmerman

12 hours. If I am traveling, I knit more! It relaxes me and I look forward to working on projects. I am always ready to cast on a new project!


I just realized that I have not been knitting as much as I would like. I need to make more me time since I would say I have only been knitting about 1 hour a week!

Amy Carrigan

I probably only knit or crochet one hour per day, but as a mom of three active sons, I appreciate every meditative moment!


10-20. More during football season, less in the summer. I agree that works keeps getting in the way of fun.


Probably 5-7 hours. I usually don't get home from school/work activities until late, and then it's on to grading and lesson planning. I always try to get a little knitting in each night, though.


10 - 12 hours a week. Sometimes less; sometimes more. This includes knitting, crocheting, and needlepoint. I'm on vacation this week, so I could easily double the time.

Leah Houtman

Depends on the time of year for me, too, since as a student I don't have a lot of down time during the term. Especially during midterms and finals, I may go weeks without touching the fiber! On breaks I tend to make up for it, though, knitting or spinning for hours on end. I've taken breaks from knitting to spin, just in order to rest some muscles in favor of working others! That makes it hard to estimate time, but I would say on average 3-5 hours a week during the term (at least on the weeks I make it to Knitting Night) and 10+/week on breaks.

Leslie Fehr

Not nearly enough - maybe an hour a day and more when football is on during the weekends. So, a total of 15 hours.

Ann W.

About two hours a day or 14 hours. Also wish I had more time. Some days I don't have time to pick up my needles.


I think it's about 15 minutes to 5 hrs a day.

So let's say about 15 hrs a week. Love it!

Cathy B

I'd say about 10-15 hrs per week. Plus the once-a-month knit-all-day-with-the-yarn-group Saturday. It's mostly knitting but I like to throw in a little crocheting to shake up my knitting friends.

Ann Walsh

Depends on time of year and how busy I am. On average, when working, I probably put in about 5-10 hours a week. It's more in the winter, probably because sitting inside with warm yarn is more appealing than snow and ice. When on vacation or travelling, it's likely closer to 20-30 hours a week.


I knit 20-30 hours a week. Usually an hour in the morning with coffee before the kids are up, and an hour or 2 in the evenings. Football can easily add lots on the weekends!!


Like many other responders, about 14 hours/week. For me it's all knitting.


Probably 20-30.

Anne Bond

Probably about 25 hours or so of actually knitting, but it you count thinking about what I'd like to start next, or time spent browsing the internet for yarn and/or patterns--ooh boy!


I'd say between 30 and 40 hours a week.


I knit about 1-2 hours per day; more on weekends and more in the summer when I'm not working. But I think about knitting all the time! :)

Juli Sordelet

On average, I spend about 15 hours a week knitting. Sometimes less. But if you would have asked how many hours I think about knitting, I would have said 100!


I knit more and sew less ... About 10-20 hours a week with evenings and some time during the day. Some of that time is in planning, perusing Rav, and sorting the stash.

Cindy Strick

I probably spend at least 15 hours a week with fiber, depending on how much traveling we are doing and who is driving. I try to always have a pair of socks with me, so whenever I have down time, I can knit at least a row or 2. Someone is always glad to receive a new pair of hand knitted socks.

Lori Mahar

During the winter I probably spend 15-20 hours a week knitting.


I would say about 10 hours a week. Sometimes depends if there is a deadline. It's all spent knitting.


I would guess I knit two to three hours a day....


Probably 25 hours a week. I do just work 3 days a week and it is just my hubby & me at home!


Ususally 2-3 hours every morning with coffee and in between chores and probably 3-4 every night. More during baseball season. Adds up to about 49+ per week. I'm retired.


Not much. I wish it could be more but with teaching full time and having an active 3 year old leaves little time. I get about 45 minutes on Friday afternoons with the Knit and Crochet club that I started at my school.


I probably fall into the 1-2 hours per day group as well. Sometimes more if the project is really engaging. Knitting is my fiber art with the exception of some very occasional sewing. Hope to do more sewing in 2014.

Kathy Fullerton

For me it depends on the time of year. Right now fall ,winter, spring it's about 15-20 hours a week! Like so many I always try to have socks with me ! But I'm always thinking about knitting!!!!

Rose Birchall

Knitting only about 15 hours a week.


I'd have to say 10-15 in the winter, less in the summer when I'm outside gardening

Christine C.

This time of year I spend more time on knitting - about 20.hours a week. Through-out the year I'm guessing it averages out to about 7 to 10 hours.

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