Procrastaknit

Everything else can wait until I finish this row…

Definition

So what does it mean to Procrastaknit and how did this term come about?

pro·cras·ta·knit

[proh-kras-tuh-nit]  verb, pro·cras·ti·knit·ted, pro·cras·ta·knit·ing.

  1. To defer in action by working on a knitted project; delay in non-fiber related activities by working on a knitted projected instead : Dad spent the afternoon procrastaknitting, that’s why dinner isn’t ready yet. 
  2. To avoid frustration by working on a different project instead of  finishing another : Not understanding why she didn’t have the right number of stitches, she chose to procrastaknit with a different project instead.
  3. To skip making a swatch and start the project right away without checking gauge : Because she procrastaknitted on her gauge, the double-knitted hat is now big enough to be a cowl! 

pro·cras·ta·knit·ter

[proh-kras-tuh-nit-ter] noun, pro·cras·ti·knit·ter

  1. a fiber artist who prioratizes knitting above all else
  2. a person who chooses to perfect his/her craft instead of dealing with mundane things
Origin: 
Winter 2011 – 2012;  One day my husband called me from work and asked what I was doing, I answered that I had procrastinated on completing a chore and instead he heard that I had procrastaknitted.  We laughed at the misunderstanding and the term stuck with us.
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