Tuesday, June 16, 2009

31 Days

IF I want to wear the Summer Lake Shawl at the summer lake,

I have 31 days to finish it.

I know you're thinking, "Piece of cake. What's the problem?"

The problem is

Since the Kindle entered my life, all I want to do is read, read, read. There's so many wonderful books out there and all it takes is a click.

I get obsessed when I read. I can't just read a few pages and set the book aside--or in this case, flick the switch off. And since I'm unable to walk and talk at the same time, I certainly can't read and knit at the same time.

The solution--

I'm back to audiobooks. Light reading for the next month. (Is listening to audiobooks considered reading?)

This is the only way I can stay focused when I knit. Even TV watching causes too many distractions for me. Listening to music makes me sleepy. And sitting in the quiet and knitting? You've got to be kidding! Knitters Review, Ravelry and blog-reading beckon and I should vacuum, the cat needs brushing and just look at my raggedy nails!

31 days. As soon as I finish that skein seen in the photo, I'll be at the half-way point. Next up will be the scary Math of Finishing.


Susan said...

Best device ever. I love my ipod, so many fun podcasts and the books are wonderful. I also love Librivox for the old (and free) books.

Jane said...

Of course listening to books is reading! I always have a book going on my ipod, and a book with pages, too.

TGL said...

Stop enabling my Kindle lust, please! I know you'll finish in time - and think of all the books you can read when you are at the summer lake, wrapped up in the Summer Lake Shawl!

stringplay said...

My turn to man the pom-poms. Go, Mary, Go! The shawl is looking lovely and I can just imagine how luscious it feels.

Anonymous said...

I am a big fan of audiobooks too, and the ipod. The lake looks so wonderful,lucky you to be there in a month. There are so many distractions to knitting as enjoyable as it is. I am sending my best wishes for focusing in on the shawl.