(Cue the footage of me clutching my pearls, gasping in horror, fanning myself with my program, and then giggling hysterically.)
Now it's your turn to get me down the stitchy garden path.
For several months now I have contemplated a lap stand. My poor left arm just ain't what it used to be, and as I get closer and closer to the day when I am going to be in the dialysis chair for hours at a time, I think it's probably wise to narrow down my decision.
But what kind do I get?
My first criteria is that I have to be able to get to the back of my work quickly and easily and possibly with one hand. (My left arm will be immobile, full of needles, and hooked up to a machine.) Ideally that means something that just holds my piece without clamps, screws, bolts, or fairy wings.
I also have the unfortunate issue of not really having a "lap" per se, and the propensity for getting a little seasick if my project isn't steady when I work on it, i.e., not loosey goosey and flopping all over the place. This makes me think I might want a "sit on" frame, but...see question above.
Finally...the damn thing needs to be portable enough that I won't require a sherpa to get it in and out if a car, up and down stairs, or in and out of a stylishly made tote bag (that is the next thing I will have to purchase for these adventures). I'll be toting this thing four days a week, kids. Probably don't want one that weighs as much as me. Or a small country. Whichever is heavier.
So talk amongst yourselves, please, and get back to me. If you have a magic bullet and wouldn't mind sharing a picture or where you purchased said bullet, my pitiful little heart would be most grateful and forever in your debt. More than I am already.