Do you have an emergency project?

I’m sure you’ve been in this situation before.

It was Saturday, and we were headed out to a football game (perfect knitting time!). BUT, my Charleston Tee required complicated shaping and just wasn’t a good football-watching project. Ack! What do you do?

The need for an emergency project

Fortunately, I always have an emergency project.

I have memorized the Churchmouse Basic Sock pattern, and I always have a pair of Size 1, 9″ Circulars and some sock yarn at the ready:

Knit Picks Socks

This is Knit Picks Felici Sock yarn… and I cast on at the game!


Do you have an emergency project at the ready?


This week, I’m reading From Hardtack to Homefries: An Uncommon History of American Cooks and Meals… and it’s really interesting!

I love both food and American history, so this book is a great combo!

That’s what I’ve been up to this week… how about you? I hope you have an awesome Wednesday, and get some great knitting/crocheting done this week!

If you want to check out more Work-In-Progress posts, please check out Tami’s Ami’s Blog, who’s been organizing a great WIP Wednesday blog theme! And, don’t forget to come back for FO (Finished Object) Friday!


  1. Maggie SAYS...

    Not exactly an emergency project, but when I am doing a new crochet project, I have to pay such close attention to the pattern that I miss most of the movie we are watching at the time. So, my movie-watching project is hand embroidery. Right now I am working on a pillow top that is not complicated and I can just pick up my hoop and stitch away, keeping one eye on the movie. But it is not good for a take along project. Doing socks are a great idea !

  2. The funny thing is that actually my last minute present/being bored/being fed up with another project/emergency project is… just any Freshstitches project! They are simple, have handy basic shapes you can start on, even when the pattern is not at hand and they are just plain out cute… They can make my day when everything else fails 🙂 (especially on crochet emergencies)!

  3. Socks. Yep. Small project. Easy to take along

  4. My hexipuff knitting kit is usually in my purse ready to go! I think that’s why I’m more than OK with it being such a long slog project. At home, I’ve been doing some English Paper Piecing while watching TV.

  5. pat cooper SAYS...

    edging small flannel baby blankets – I can always use a shell stitch. Or my Java jackets – I use the disposable paper ones and scraps to crochet the edges – just to make people think about not throwing it away so fast (see face book page “Pick Me Use Me”). Both fit in a zip lock bag and go anywhere.

  6. Elisabeth SAYS...

    I keep a crochet hook jabbed into a random ball of yarn. Worst case scenario I make a square or a scarf.

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