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December 17, 2014



Since I'm currently dividing my time between quilting and knitting, I'm probably down to only knitting about 8-10 hours a week. The only problem with that is that some of the Christmas presents aren't done yet. Oh, well.

Lisa Soderman

I vary with how many hours I can knit. I would like to knit more, but I take time for my son, the animals, the daily house and living stuff. During the school year and the holidays, it seems like there just isn't enough time to be had!!! Maybe that's why I'm a slow knitter- I'm still trying to finish a pair of mittens for my father for Christmas that should've been done way before now!


If I am not sleeping or cooking or at work I am knitting!


Knitting is huge stress reliever for me- it is my yoga! Weekends are my bigger knitting sessions especially during football season. Probably average 20 hours per week.
Knitting is a great outlet for frustrations and to let my creative juices flow.
Knitting has opened the door to a whole new group of friends that I would never have met like the lovely staff of SSYC.


It really depends on the week...and the time of year. Regardless, it's never enough time! I get more knitting done during the kids' hockey season; two practices a week and a game or two gives me a good chunk of knitting time.


I am retired, thus I knit alot and often. We have a Granddaughter in College and I knitted 30 Minatures Hats and Stockings for her Dorm Gals. After that I received a request, 6 Christmas Stocking Hats. I knitted those in "six days!)
Completely enjoyable.

Lisa Viviano

i knit about 14 to 18 hours a week (mostly evenings while watching television). Crazy, hectic weeks lead to less kitting and a much more stressful atmosphere. Need my fiber fix!


Lately it's around 8-10 hours a week....more when I can find the time!


I usually knit while watching tv. I would say I knit about 20 hours a week. When I say it like that, I think it means I watch too much television!

Kerith St. Louis

Around 20-25 hours per week!


Probably about 20-25. I knit on my lunch hours at work, at night watching tv, and most Sunday afternoons.


I only manage about 8 hours of knitting a week, but I wish it was much more!


15-20 hours per week here. I do notice a change in my gauge with my stress level too. On a long project before blocking I can definitely see the good and bad times.

Katherine S.

Right now, I am knitting whenever I can - lots of gifts to finish!! But I would say probably about 10 hours a week normally.

Karen Pettyjohn

If I am sitting...I am home, in the car, while waiting anywhere. I'd say that I average 15-20 hours a week for knitting. By the way, that yarn is GORGEOUS! I am off work with a leg injury and really enjoy all the comments on your site...thanks.

Rachel G

It depends on my kids' schedules for the week as I knit in the evenings unless I'm running them around. On a good week I probably average about 8 or 10 hours. I wish it was more!

Lucy Kesler

This time of the year I get to knit more, since it's too cold to garden. So I'd guess I spend 10 hours a week knitting.

Diane True

OMG, what a great question.... my family would tell you that I spend every waking hour..I'd say I average at least 20+ hours a week.... I usually always having something with me to keep my hands busy.


I guess that I average 10-15 hours a week, sometimes more (when we drive to visit family) and sometimes less (general family life/busyness). When I haven't knit at all for two days, not even 10 minutes, then I know that life has gotten out of whack and I need to slow down. Knitting is my therapy and my prayer.

Barbara Wonsowicz

I knit whenever I can. Maybe 2 or 3 hours a day. I find it to be so relaxing.


I knit at least 8 hrs a week. This usually happens at knit group and evenings when things are squared away. Knitting is my stress buster.


Gosh, no wonder I'm so slow compared to everyone else! On a good week, I maybe average 2-3 hours of knitting a week. How do you people manage to get so much in???


I'd guess I average about 25-30 hours a week. I try really hard to find ways to sneak knitting time in during my social obligations, during car rides or while sitting around chatting at family dinners. I've even gotten my coworkers acclimated to my knitting during staff meetings!

Andy B.

I spend about two hours per day on a typical day. Usually it's a row or round here and there throughout the day to take breaks from work. Then most evenings there is some TV knitting time.

Heather Larson

I would love to spend more time knitting! I mostly knit after I put my son to bed. I would love to be able to somehow incorporate into my work. We can all dream can't we.


I currently crochet 2 or 3 hours a week but would like to do more. After the holidays I should be able to get more time in.

Cindy Carpenter

I am a commuter knitter so I get 10 hours a week there. I might get an hour at night, but I usually fall asleep with the needles in my hands.


Hmm, I usually knit half an hour during my lunch break and then in the evening whenever I can. I'd guess 10-15 hours a week if I can. It's much less this time a year, which is a shame because it's probably the time of year when I need knitting the most!


I knit about 4 hrs. a week, that is a good week. Sometimes I can get more in depending on my project and how to finishing I am! :)

Jackie H

I knit while my girls are busy with after-school activities and while they are doing homework. I guess about 6-8 hours per week, give or take. I knit socks for soldiers, it's small and its easy to carry everywhere.

Sherry Myers

I am lost when I do not get enough knitting in a week. Knitting is my medication. For a period of time, I only knit socks as I could stop and start with ease. Now it is more like everything I see. I probably knit 20 - 30 hours a week.


Hmmm, probably 20-25 hours a week. Now I'm curious, though! I might have to keep closer track so I know for sure. :-)

Ann M

This is so hard to estimate! I knit when I relax, wait for an appointment, watch TV, or when my husband chooses to drive. I think I can only safely say that I knit a lot. I do have a sock monkey to sew before family comes for their visit. I wonder if I should knit some little red pants for that sock monkey...


Knitting it is for approximately 6-10 hours a week. There's been a bit more knitting these past few weeks!


About two hours a day. Depends on how much communal television time I can sit and just knit with a cat on my lap.


It depends on the time of year. Spring seems to be my down time. This past summer I realized for the first time how enjoyable it is to knit outside in the afternoon out of the sun. Then I would knit four hours a day. Now though as I focus on completing my Christmas gift socks, I'm knitting more like six to eight hours a day, but taking a rest between finished socks. I seem to be a seasonal knitter!


Most weeks about 10, more if I have meetings to attend


Maybe 20-25 mostly socks right now

Tara P.

Probaby about 10 - 15 hrs a day. I only get an hour or so during the week (that work thing, you know).

Jodie e

A few hours on Sunday and the occasional Wednesday with my knitting group and 30 minutes at lunch when I can fit it in

rhonda Hittle

I knit about 30-40 hours a week


I spend 1-2 hours during any given weekday 5-10 on the weekends (each day). I would love to be able to craft more during weekdays.


I would say at least 30+ hours a family would say every waking minute!! My knitting goes with in the car, airplanes, friends homes, like a child my knitting is attached at the hip!!


I knit about 7-10 hours a week while watching TV in the evenings. It's a great way to wind down.


If I'm watching TV, I'm knitting. I usually get in at least an hour a day.

Denise C.

I probably spend 15-20 hours each week knitting! I'm currently knitting a pair of fingerless mitts for my niece and I'm using yarn I purchased at your Holiday Open House, which happens to be your 5th day give-away yarn: Glitter Turtlepurl in Dream Color!

Kim S

I usually knit every night for an hour or two while watching TV with the hubby!
I also have a knitting group that meets once a week for a few hours but sometimes I can't knit because of too many distractions.

Nancy H

My answer to your question is that it depends. My husband and I are retired, and I knit most when we're in the car driving cross country to visit our kids and grandkids. Traveling days I knit all day when I'm not driving. Otherwise, I probably knit about 5-10 hours a week.


My goal is at least one hour. Day with more possible during football season! Our summers are very hot, so I get a lot of knitting done then. Pretty much I have several things going and at least one of them will be appealing daily.


It varies. I try to knit at every opportunity and as often as I can.


2 - 5 hours/week if I'm lucky. wish i had more time!


I probably spend 8-10 hrs a day knitting. When I'm working on something I really love I just can't put it down!


Hi Allison - I spend every minute I can knitting. I knit every night watching TV, I knit on the train going into work and in the car. I have my knitting in a knitting bag and ready to go. Knitting calms me down and keeps my head straight. I solve most of my problems knitting - it is my own meditation. I wish I didn't have to work and I would spend even more time. My New Year's resolution is to destash so I need to fit in more knittng time!


I would say I probably average around 20 hours a week. Some weeks it's a little more. And in the winter time, that average is probably a little higher. It's too cold to go outside! LOL.
I would LOVE to have more knitting time. I think my knitting time is what keeps me sane sometimes. :-)

Tammee Gardiner

I spend as much time knitting as I can! It's my in front of the tv pastime. I find myself stealing 10 minutes here and 15 minutes there!


Knitting is definitely a stress reliever for me. I have taken on a volunteer position for my kids swim team and it has taken over much of my knitting time, unfortunately. I had been averaging about 12-14 hours/week and now I'm lucky to get 3-4 hours in. I do meet weekly with 2 girlfriends who also knit; so that helps. I wish I could knit more, but family comes first and those obligations are endless. Last year I made 8 gifts for the holidays. This year 3 washcloths. :0( so I am definitely making it more of a priority in the new year-which is why I am excited to add/start socks to my carry with me at all times!

Dottie Myers

I'm retited and knitting is my favorite pastime! Spend at least 4 hours per day.

Heather H

I am a during the school year, I spend maybe 2-3 hours a week. But in the summer months and during longer breaks, I try for 2-3 hours a day!!


The time I spend knitting and crocheting varies by what I have going on, but if I have a free weekend, I'm glued to the couch with fiber and hook or needle. ANd, yes, there could always be more time for crafting.


I try to knit at least 2 hours a day and some days I manage as much as 4 hours. During the holidays, when I really need to knit MORE, I find it hard to even get the 2 hours. On really good days, I get 6-8 hours but that's rare.

Barbara G.

Hummm. I've never even thought about my knitting time. My best guess is 16-20 hrs/week. This does not count the socks in the car that is only worked on during stops for traffic lights and traffic jams. During the Olympic games -- whenever there is TV coverage.


I like to spend at least an hour a day (1/2 hour in the morning before work and half hour after work)but sometimes only can get the half hour in per day. It depends on how much attention my 4 year old grandson wants after work :-) But I do like to get the after work time in - it just melts any stress from the day away :-D


I don't think I ever have enough time to knit/crochet. Although, I do have quite a bit of time. I am a stay at home mom to grown kids (no grandkids yet) so have lots of time. I would guess that I spend more than 20 hours a week knitting/crocheting.


Usually it's 2-3 hours per night so that ends up being 14-21 hours per week. I'm very content to be crafting in the evenings. All the work & worries of the day are behind me & there's nothing left to do but smile & relax : )


it depends on the season. In the winter, when it's pouring rain, I spend quite a bit of time knitting. In the summer, it's out in the garden for me


I honestly don't know how many hours. I knit every day..I am not one to sit and watch tv...when I am there is a project in my hands. I just find knitting very relaxing.

Joyce Kraly

I knit as long as my left arm will let me, with lots of breaks, so it wakes up! I have so much yarn I wish I could knit more, but I would say about 10 hours a week

Leslie Fehr

I usually knit 2-3 hours a day, but when it's football season, I get to knit during the games on Saturday and Sunday. I like to keep several projects kitted up so that I don't have any down time while waiting for yarn to arrive for a bigger project. Then there are all of the "singles" that will become a hat.


It's funny, knitting is a big stress reliever, but when grad school has me at my most stressed, it's hard to steal time for it. I'd say 5-20 hrs/week. Of course I'd love more!

Rhonda Atkinson

I knit about 15+ hours a week. I too think it is my relaxation time and if I'm too busy to get some knit time each day I am not as happy and content. Love the sticks and string in my hands no matter when or where I am.

Kay Popelka

I would guess that I average 10 - 20 hours a week. I always have 2 socks on the needles - a simple one that I can work on in public and a more complex one that I work on at home.


It varies wildly with my work schedule but I'll say an average of 15 hours/week.

Brenda B

I'm a card maker as well as a knitter and between the two I think I'm at about 20 - 25 hours a week. I grab an hour knitting in the middle of the day during my lunch break at work too, so I usually have a project I leave on my desk to work on and at least one more at home. I also made 55 Christmas cards in the last few weeks, happily they're all written and in the mail now. I craft less in the Summer though as I'm outdoors kayaking, camping, biking, hiking and generally being outdoorsy!


I knit somewhere between 5-10 hours each week.


It varies. I try to knit every day, it doesn't always happen. I try for 2+ hours. Would love to knit more! Love long car rides!

Dotty Herd

I spend every moment I can....I carry it in the car, always at my least 2 hours a day total. It is my therapy.


I probably knit an at least hour a day, though more if the schedule allows. I get lots done while waiting at appointments, waiting at school pick-up/drop-off, watching TV and waiting my turn in board games. If there is a free minute, I am knitting.

Renee' Sawyer

If I'm lucky I think I average around 12 hours a week. Quite often when I sit down at night to relax and knit I am so tired I just fall asleep...then I get my second wind and knit for awhile or check out Ravelry. I would love to have more knit time and I look forward to when I retire next year!!! I hope more knit time will be on the top of my to do list.

Lisa Stichweh

I only get to spend about an hour a day on my crafts. I jump between knitting, quilting and weaving.


I think I probably knit about 25 hours a week, maybe more.......

Linda Barni

If I'm watching tv which is all the time, I'd say about 40 hours a week


I average 2-3 hours a weeknight and probably 10 hours on the weekend so probably 20-25 hours a week. And it's never ever enough to get done all I want to do.


Right now I average between 2-6 hrs a week. It's hard as a homeschooling mom with multiple hobbies lol. With kids on break I do get more time though ;-). I could probably swing a couple more hrs if I wasn't looking at Ravelry, Etsy, etc all the time too!

Cindy Strick

My goal is to knit at least an hour each day. Luckily, I am now retired and travel a lot, so I do get to knit/crochet about 10 hours a week or more, depending on where I am at the time!

Rose Birchall

I knit every day. Some days a few minutes, some days hours. I make it a point to pick up my needles every day.


I love going to meetings or all day training events - because I get a LOT of knitting done. But on an average week, with an average workload and an average amount of meetings and kid-commitments, I probably knit 10-15 hours a week. I find it hard to count, though because I rarely ONLY knit - I knit and wait; I knit and listen; I knit and watch TV; I knit and drive (well, not often and only at stop lights)


not as much as I would like to. it depends on which meetings I attend and whether I am just participating (then I can knit!) or whether I am leading (then I can't).

Judy McFarland

I try to schedule regular knitting times - usually listening to the radio or books on CD. I'm not one of those lucky people who can knit without watching my work. I can usually manage 6-8 hours a week.


It varies with the time of year. Less than five hours a week in the summer to 15 hours+ a week in the winter.


I spend between 6 and 10 hours per week on crafts. It's the best time of the day and I wish I had more time to spend knitting.


I probably knit about 25 hours a week. I love it.


I'd say around 15 - 20 hours a week (sometimes more; sometimes less). I tend to knit or crochet in the evenings and work on needlepoint in the mornings.


I probably average about 8 to 10 hours per week knitting. Wish I had more time to knit.


Knitting starts my day! I get up around 6am each morning and knit until about 8 or 9am. I do this just about every day. I also knit in the evenings… but, it has to be really easy stuff… I am much better in the morning!


A day without knitting is a day without sunshine for me. It calms me after a busy day, smooths out the rough edges and helps me relax. Love the button " I knit so that I don't kill people", says it all. On average I am able to knit about 2-3 hours every day. Love Turtlepurl yarns and would love to be blessed with something sparkly.

deblyn153 on RAV


I spend about 7 - 12 hours a week knitting. I wish I had more time to do it.

Danielle K

As much as I can!! Roughly about 10hrs. More if I can!!!!

Kelly Heck

I spend at least a few hours every day knitting. And if I'm not knitting, I'm thinking about knitting!!!


I'm retired but probably only knit 15-20 hours a week. Sometimes less. If we are traveling, I knit a lot. And in the winter I knit more -- NH winters are long and snowy!


About 2 hrs a day more or less depending

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