To Read or To Knit?
May 08, 2013
That is the question. Is it better to have a chapter of a book under ones belt or is it better to knit for a few rows? This is my constant dilemma. I work 8 hours a day and by the time dinner is over (good food takes more time than fast food), errands and chores finished for the day, time's up, I'm beat, the day is over.
With intent, I checked this book out from the library, but after it sat for a couple of weeks, I realized there were more books on my nightstand than I could get to. I was returning it last Saturday when a friend called to say she'd be late for lunch. I picked it up, started to read, and I couldn't put it down. Instead of returning the book I renewed it (I love on-line library services) and plan to finish it as soon as possible.
And then, there is the knitting project which has been waiting for its cast on. My intent when purchasing the beads was to start right away, but as you can see, the project is languishing. This is not due to lack of interest, but due to lack of sitting time, which is the same problem I am having with the book(s). No matter how I plan my days, in the end, there just isn't enough time to fit in two of my favorite things.
I often face the same dilemma. Sometimes I can do both at the same time, depends on the project AND the book!
Posted by: Carole | May 08, 2013 at 05:53 AM
and that is why I started listening to books! I have only listened to a couple, but I am hooked. I'll have to check out that book - it sounds worth the time!
Posted by: Mary | May 08, 2013 at 05:58 AM
Such a delicious dilemma. I understand. I have the same problem. It's also the time of year. Every spring and summer my knitting production (and, sometimes, desire)wane a bit. We have so very many "musts" in our lives, how about just doing what calls you at the time? Oh, and it's finally Wednesday!!!!
Posted by: CindyCindy | May 08, 2013 at 06:04 AM
My constant dilemma! Especially this time of year -- because now I'm adding gardening to the mix! Listening to books helps (but I know you already do that). Oh, for more hours of leisure in our days. . .
Posted by: Kym | May 08, 2013 at 06:10 AM
Yes, it's a tough choice!
Posted by: Cheryl S. | May 08, 2013 at 08:22 AM
I feel you lol.
Posted by: Jo | May 08, 2013 at 08:48 AM
Always, always, always...my dilemma. Thanks for posting, because I always read my list of blogs, and it sounds like everyone spends hours doing what I want to do...even though they say they work etc. I was wondering what I was doing wrong, and why I couldn't figure it out...so thanks for sharing that I am not alone.
Posted by: Vivian W | May 08, 2013 at 09:26 AM
I used to knit and read all the time, when I knitted more. Has to be good for keeping the brain young, right?!
Posted by: Chris | May 08, 2013 at 11:23 AM
I'm in just the same boat. I feel like I can knit or read - not both. I'm not big on audiobooks. So lately I'm reading a lot and my poor knitting is languishing. I'm sure that it'll turn around eventually.
Posted by: Hillary | May 08, 2013 at 12:22 PM
This is one of the reasons I love my Kindle--I can prop it on my leg and read WHILE I knit without worrying about losing my place!
Posted by: --Deb | May 08, 2013 at 03:37 PM
I have the same dilema. I read for a 1/2 hour every night, usually between 8 and 8:30. Sometimes longer as I'm really into it, sometimes a little less if I just can't get into it. Sometimes the knitting calls and then the reading ends earlier.
Posted by: Suzanne | May 08, 2013 at 04:31 PM
Well, in this case, read. The library book has a (new) deadline...
Posted by: Carrie#K | May 08, 2013 at 04:36 PM
I love audiobooks and always have one going for knitting time or to help me relax on my lunchtime walks. But some books beg to be read by the eyes. If I had to choose, I'd knit at lunch and read in the evenings. Maybe I'd make fewer mistakes in my knitting.
Posted by: jill | May 08, 2013 at 05:38 PM
Oh, I understand, my friend. Still... it is wonderful to have the time and brain-power for either.
Posted by: Cookie | May 11, 2013 at 09:38 AM
It is such a dilemma. Add the garden work, spinning (here), weaving (here), and there are even more decisions to make.
Posted by: Laurie | May 12, 2013 at 05:33 AM
Choices, choices ;-) I've got a beaded project in mind too, and am currently waiting for a bead order to come. Can't wait to see yours!
Posted by: Joy | May 12, 2013 at 08:49 PM