I’m watching tv. I don’t watch much but, you know, I have my programs. I knit. I always knit when I watch tv. I knit other times too, listening to my audio books, in the car (not usually when I’m driving), at meetings and random other times, but I always knit when I watch tv. Then I got my droid.
Now, I bring my phone and my knitting with me to watch tv. Suddenly, I hear the rrrrrr-vibrations of the phone telling me it’s my turn to play Wordfeud. Ok, so I play, then I decide to just do a quick crossword puzzle. Oh, how about a few tries at Angry Birds…that can take a while. Then it’s the rrrrrr and my turn again at Wordfeud. After that I play Mah Jongg solitaire and now the shows are over and I haven’t picked up my knitting. Shit! And night after night this happens.
It’s not as if I’ve done no knitting. I am working on a Berroco pattern, kirra knit, a cute jacket like cardigan, but it is a boring pattern of knitting, k1 p1 across row, then p next row. I’m just doing the sleeve and yoke part now but when I get ready to do the body, it will be a bit of torture. Why would I torture myself with knitting? Well, it’s not REALLY torture, I do love the process of knitting and I love watching the pieces grow. I think I’m using that as an excuse so that when I realize I’ve spent that past 2+ hours playing games and not knitting, I just chalk it up to the fact that I am not inspired. Such bullshit!! I really have to STOP PLAYING GAMES!!!!
Today, or at least for the next couple of hours, I am going to plug in my audio book (Sons and Lovers, DH Lawrence, oy…book club book – gotta talk to them about these classics they keep wanting to read) and knit. If I at least finish the sleeves and yoke, well then maybe I’ll celebrate with a few hours of spider solitaire…