CHANGING my mind.
I used to think that knitting lace had to fry my brain. Till I discovered the North Sea Shawl.
I've frogged the Honeybee Stole. Two sided lace of various stitch patterns requires quiet and solitude. And I've discovered that I like to knit while watching American Idol, talking with the hubster and reading blogs. Um. . . yeah, sometimes I do all at the same time.
The North Sea Shawl is a pretty lace pattern. A 12 row repeat. 4 rows are garter. 4 rows are the stitch pattern--it doesn't vary. 4 rows are purl back rows. I can get wired on chocolate and drink wine while knitting this. And the only thing fried are the sausage and onions I'm cooking for dinner.
Don't I get bored doing such a repetitive sitch?
Nope. Not me. Between my short attention span and lousy memory--it's all new and exciting to me.
Today, I even worked on it while in Starbucks. Behind me was kid and her tutor solving revolutions per minute in physics. By the window were two teens chatting, ". . . and then she goes. . . and so then he went. . . " Next to me was a guy on his cell reminding friends that he's going to be seen on Lipstick Jungle tonight.
I just kept knitting and eavesdropping. Didn't drop a stitch or forget a yo. And didn't fry any brains either.