Knitting is supposed to be a relaxing free time activity. Nevertheless, given it’s rather time consuming nature, I sometimes get anxious thinking I’m not making the best of my time by only just knitting. This is especially true when I’m working on boring stockinette sections, like this weekend, when I was attempting to advance the second sleeve of the Carpino sweater. My bet is that I should be able to combine knitting with other activities to feel somewhat more productive. Options are somewhat limited, however, since knitting requires both hands, plus a certain amount of attention.
One obvious option is listening to music, which is kind of a passive activity, but it can be fun. Another easy option is watching a movie, which sometimes works and sometimes doesn’t. I usually try to seize the opportunity to get some knitting done during our evening movie sessions at home, however, this implies the risk of either missing out on the plot or messing up my work… Don’t ask me what the second season of True Detective was about…
I sometimes feel like it would be ideal to meet up with friends, say, for coffee, and knit while we are chatting away. Unfortunately, I currently don’t have any active knitter friends. I shall put it on my to-do list to train some new recruits. Of course the best thing ever would be to combine knitting with reading… I know some are able to do this, but for me it works only for a short time, and, again, with the risk of messing up everything. For the future I may consider audio books.
Do you multitask?