Knitting, Reading and Multitasking Skills
After returning from our weekend in Boston to visit our son, I found that more than three days I was still recovering from how much we packed into a tiny visit. Did you read or see about the runaway blimp that went over PA, well it was THE news locally here. My power went out but I highly doubt it was due to the blimp. Crazy days.
I'm on another round of medicine for my eyes. My body didn't like the first medicine so now I have slight cornea damage....I can never do things the simple way. Don't worry, I can see and I am not in pain. But it is a PAIN to now use three different medicines to clear this up. Ugh.
Do you save bits of yarn for putting stitches on holders? I do. I used to use spare circular needles and found that needles make more of a hole than using wool. So each time I have less than a yard I bundle it up for when I need spare wool.
I know I mention many times that I knit and read at the same time and thought I'd spend a bit of time explaining how to achieve this fantastic multitasking skill. First and foremost you need a book that stays opened. If it's a paperback, forget it. Unless you've cracked the book spine in a million places.
Kindles are great for knitting and reading.
The second most crucial item is a SIMPLE knitting project. I love to knit stockinette hats or garter stitch hats, sweaters with miles of simple knitting. Preferably on circular needles. Wool is best because of it's spring and stick also a high twist is nice so you don't split the yarn. You cannot read and knit at the same time with slippery yarn, trust me.
Here is the easy part. Practice not looking at your knitting while watching tv, maybe look at every other stitch. Then every three. Eventually you can feel the stitch and know what feels right or doesn't. Then start transferring that skill while reading. You can do it! Just think what a stir you could create by casually knitting and reading in public :)
I've been knitting for over 30 years so I've been reading and knitting for quite some time. I do know if you want to do it you can and you have to be patient. Remember -- Don't Look.
Have a lovely weekend!!