Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Oh, and you think my knitting is bad?!?!

I admit it. I knit in public a lot. I knit in private a lot, too. I knit while people are talking to me. I knit through the news, and movies, and at parties. There is a whole (small) group of us who knit in church (hey, they’re prayer shawls!).

The thing is, I can knit and still be paying attention. I can follow the train of conversation. I can keep up. I can recite back what you just said to me. As long as I’m not doing, you know, complicated lace or cables or something, I can even read a magazine and knit.

You can’t do that with Sudoku.

So if you are, say, serving on a jury, and you’re bored because, you know, giving another human being due process is just ever-so-ho-hum an activity…

Skip Sudoku. The vertical-writing thing will give you away every time.

Compose blog entries instead. That’s what I did for four years worth of boring college lectures. I’ve heard that you can get away with that.

5 comments:

Threeundertwo said...

I can talk and knit or do needlepoint or whatever. I actually think my listening and concentration are better when my hands and eyes are absorbed.

Unbelievable story. Not just one juror - 4 or 5 of them!

Miss 376 said...

I have to be doing something, hate just sitting and doing nothing.

Michelle F said...

I remember nursing my eldest, watching trashy TV, knitting AND talking on the phone all at the same time.............

Amy Lane said...

I once told an administrator that if he wanted me to pay attention during meetings, he had better let me knit. Otherwise I'd be tuning him out or sleeping.

Mrs. H (aka MrsAych) said...

LOL that's all I'm sayin'... just LOL