Will trading knitting time for cleaning time

The Ravelry forums are full of stories about knitters getting asked to knit for people that aren’t generally knit worthy and I certainly have a few of my own. I don’t often get asked to knit things for people. Given my past experiences, I don’t know whether I should be grateful for that or slightly offended. For the future rare occasions when I am asked, I think my standard counter offer should be that if someone wants me to knit something for them,  they have to come clean my house. I will knit on their chosen object while they are cleaning. I’m a slow knitter so it might take many cleaning sessions to get their object finished.

One the needles today is a granny square baby blanket as my large extended family is due for another little to arrive in December.  Babies are always knit/crochet worthy.

baby blanket

I’ve also decided to get a pair of socks on the needles on my desk so I can pick them up and work on them whenever I get a spare minute. Having them sitting right here means I don’t have to use up time digging through my WIP basket looking for something to spend a few minutes on.

Sock on desk