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« Reply #20 on: August 31, 2007 07:19:40 AM »

I also love downloading e-books of gutenberg.
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« Reply #21 on: August 31, 2007 03:19:16 PM »

I agree that knitting helps me concentrate better on my reading, especially when it is theory or dense and complex stuff.

It seems that knitting occupies my restless hands and the parts of my mind which would be inclined to wander just enough so that I can focus on the subject in my books and keep from daydreaming.
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« Reply #22 on: August 31, 2007 03:32:32 PM »


I know! Seriously! I try to read the pattern and it's like... a drop stitch here, messing up there! I am kinda' irked I have the new Stephanie Meyers (Eclipse) and so want to read it but I have 10 pairs of socks before X-mas.


If Eclipse is as good and audiobook as Twilight was (AWESOME), I say go that route.
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« Reply #23 on: August 31, 2007 08:08:32 PM »

If the book is small enough, I use clothespins.  Sometimes I use chip clips and then we eat stale chips later.   Wink
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« Reply #24 on: August 31, 2007 09:52:33 PM »

A lot of people seem to like audiobooks... myself included...

I was thinking, since the whole filosophy of craftster is DIYODS (If you don't know what that means, look at the top banner every now and then)...
I have a scanner, and OCR software... anyone knows of a decent text-to-speach software (freeware, or open software if available?) 'Cause I have a lot of books to read, a lot of stuff to knit, and too serious a case of astigmatism to read from a book while knitting (I hate knitting with my glasses on).

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« Reply #25 on: September 01, 2007 03:01:36 AM »



DIYODS???

It's not on the top banner. The top banner changes.

I could probably do stocking stitch and read at the same time, but not something tricky like lace.
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« Reply #26 on: September 01, 2007 03:27:49 AM »



DIYODS???

It's not on the top banner. The top banner changes.

Do-It-Your-Own-Damn-Self Tongue Cheesy
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« Reply #27 on: September 01, 2007 07:12:01 AM »

DIYODS???

It's not on the top banner. The top banner changes.

Of course it changes, but it rotates between about... 10 jokes Tongue maybe less
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« Reply #28 on: September 02, 2007 09:24:35 AM »

This question was posed at a funny time because I had just mastered reading and knitting that day. I feel so productive now!
Anyway, yeah, positioning the book to keep it open is key. Library or other used books with broken-in bindings stay open on the lap without the need for book holders. Also, I think working on something whose pattern you know well is helpful. I don't think I could read, knit and consult an unknown pattern all at once. Not yet, anyway.
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« Reply #29 on: September 02, 2007 01:58:21 PM »

A lot of people seem to like audiobooks... myself included...

I was thinking, since the whole filosophy of craftster is DIYODS (If you don't know what that means, look at the top banner every now and then)...
I have a scanner, and OCR software... anyone knows of a decent text-to-speach software (freeware, or open software if available?) 'Cause I have a lot of books to read, a lot of stuff to knit, and too serious a case of astigmatism to read from a book while knitting (I hate knitting with my glasses on).

Tongue


There is a program that I use with my students that have severe reading disabilities.  It's called Kurzweil 3000.  It's very expensive (the school bought it), but I believe there is some way to get a 90-day trial version... just for fun.  It reads websites, pdfs, whatever.

http://www.kurzweilaustin.com/K3k.htm
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