the perfect knitting chair: part 1
a, b, c, or d? actually, it's none of the above. the bottom line (ok, pun intended): i need a new knitting chair.
when we lived in our first apartment, we had a futon that folded up into a small couch. back then, i considered it to be the perfect knitting chair. it was wide enough to cross your legs and/or set down a pattern book next to you; it was firm enough to provide good back support and moderate butt comfort. it was low enough that you could get in and out of it with ease. and it was ugly enough to be hauled to the curb the moment we bought our first house.
lately, i've been thinking about that futon. mostly as i've sat knitting in one of the chairs above, pondering what i love (KNIT) and hate (TINK) about each and every one of them. it's all part of my quest to find the perfect knitting chair--a quest only a true knitter will appreciate.
CHAIR #1: THE TRAD & TRUE.
KNIT: sentimental value--one of our first joint furniture purchases.
TINK: armrests get in the way of long needles; cushy down seat is good for sitting, but not for knitting.
CHAIR #2: THE MINIMALIST.
KNIT: mod, upright design gives good back support, lack of arms gives total lateral freedom.
TINK: seems a little small and the seat may be a tad too hard for marathon knitting sessions.
CHAIR #3: THE GRANNY.
KNIT: sentimental overload--this was my grandmother's treasured chaise; it's good to put your feet up.
TINK: fugly fabric (sorry gram); those dang arms again; not easy to sit crosslegged.
CHAIR #4: THE HABERDASHER.
KNIT: great back support; groovy upholstery.
TINK: the thing weighs about 500 lbs. and i'm not sure i could convince my hubby to schlep it up a flight of stairs into my knitting room; you can only sit one way.
coming soon: pull up a chair and help me sort through some "perfect" options.
Posted by knitlit kate at 9:39 AM