Archive for 17th January 2008

SBQ: What do you do while stitching?

The Stitch­ing Blog­gers’ Ques­tion of the week is:

What is your favorite past time while stitch­ing? Do you just enjoy
silence, lis­ten to music/​audiobooks or do you “watch” TV/​movies? Do
you have spe­cific favorites you lis­ten to/​watch while stitching?

I like gam­ing while stitch­ing, but I’m find­ing that it doesn’t work so well in one-​​on-​​one games. When we played with other peo­ple, I got a lot more stitch­ing done, because I could do that while other play­ers were “on stage,” so to speak. I love lis­ten­ing to those inter­ac­tions, but I get fid­gety with­out some­thing to keep my hands busy.

One-​​on-​​one games are too intense, usu­ally, to get any stitch­ing done. I pre­fer to main­tain eye con­tact with Sam, which just doesn’t work while doing counted-​​thread work. If I ever learn to knit or cro­chet, I’m told it’s much eas­ier to do those while look­ing elsewhere.

I used to stitch while “watch­ing TV,” too, but haven’t done it in some time. We don’t have cable, since we’re not big TV peo­ple, but maybe I’ll pop in a DVD of some­thing I’ve seen before.

I’d really pre­fer hav­ing a gam­ing group again, though. Hope, Waya, and J-​​Chan, when are y’all com­ing for a stitch-​​n-​​game weekend?

I hate it when that happens

I had an entry almost com­pletely writ­ten, and it was good. Then I hit some­thing badly with my numb hand, and my browser backed up a page. Now the entry is all gone. Yes, I should have saved some­time while writ­ing, but I was on a roll.

So you’ll have to set­tle for know­ing that I spent the day recov­er­ing from yes­ter­day but my body is still pissy at me. Oth­er­wise, I think the ACLU is very con­fused about what “pub­lic” means. Accord­ing to the APA, I am not myth­i­cal (which is a big relief), and researchers at the Uni­ver­sity of San Diego say that same sex rela­tion­ships may be health­ier than oppo­site sex cou­plings. Finally, the Queen is firmly “low­er­ing the ‘chav’ fac­tor” at Royal Ascot, which is sure to make the world a far safer place. Or something.