The traffic was particularly crazy in Blanchardstown this week. No idea why! My daily bus trip to the quays even took 90 minutes one day, which is double the time it usually takes. So it’s just as well that I recently found an excellent way to pass the time: cross stitching on the go! 🙂 Although the larger kits are too cumbersome, smaller Christmas card kits and the like are perfect. All I need to bring with me is a little plastic bag containing a small scissors, the page with the design chart, the piece of fabric and a needle and thread. I have attracted far fewer strange looks than I expected, but I suppose I may just be too engrossed in my stitching to notice! 🙂
I doubt that this will start a commuter crafting cult, but it’s great to have finally found something that lets me escape from my daily drudge on Dublin Bus. My iPod and radio can only do so much! The most popular pursuit seems to be reading newspapers or novels, but unfortunately that makes me feel sick, as does playing my Game Boy. Crosswords and sudoku puzzles are popular too. Does anyone else have any weird or wonderful ways of making the most of their commute?