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« Reply #60 on: January 25, 2008 09:15:12 PM »

when at home I knit and watch a movie

while at lab (i'm a grad student), I knit while reading scientific journal articles.  might sound crazy, but i actually pay better attention to what I'm reading when my hands are busy knitting.  I just figured this out, and, no kidding, my productivity (in terms of getting through the piles of papers I have to read) has easily increased 3 to 4-fold just because I knit while reading.

who woulda thunk it?
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« Reply #61 on: January 25, 2008 09:28:47 PM »

i usually watch tv...  i find music distracts me, cos i have to sing along with it, and then i lose count of my stitches   Roll Eyes
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« Reply #62 on: January 28, 2008 01:21:50 PM »

Well, at the moment I'm knitting an Alkaline Trio-themed sweater, (er, it's a long story) but I don't listen to a particular amount of Alkaline Trio while I knit, really. I usually have my ipod on shuffle. The other day I was knitting on the train and listening to the Dresden Dolls and Ted Leo... so... I guess there's no real pattern, there!
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« Reply #63 on: January 29, 2008 05:31:10 AM »

when at home I knit and watch a movie

while at lab (i'm a grad student), I knit while reading scientific journal articles.  might sound crazy, but i actually pay better attention to what I'm reading when my hands are busy knitting.  I just figured this out, and, no kidding, my productivity (in terms of getting through the piles of papers I have to read) has easily increased 3 to 4-fold just because I knit while reading.

who woulda thunk it?

I believe it.  I'd have an easier time paying attention in philosophy if I could knit during it.  It's because I tend to understand what I read and like to have something to do while the teacher goes over every detail (stopping to take down notes of things I didn't get, of course!)
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« Reply #64 on: July 02, 2008 10:13:26 PM »

i used to listen to tv--dvr'd stuff mostly--but then i ran out of stuff to record and it all got a bit boring. plus, tv can be more on the visual side sometimes--monty python for example--so i think i'm going to start listening to a bunch of podcasts and audiobooks. speaking of which: librivox=BEST THING ANYWHERE ON THE INTERNET EVER. just sayin'.

my contribution: <a href=http://weavecast.com>weavecast</a>, a 'cast about weaving. syne, the lady who runs it, knits, too, so i guess it's relevant? it's awesome, anyway.
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« Reply #65 on: July 03, 2008 01:49:43 PM »

It depends on how complex the project is - super super simple is movie theater or in class, very simple is tv or movies, medium is podcasts or books on tape and super difficult is music.

Right now I'm listening to Lord of the Rings while I knit Lizard Ridge  Smiley
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« Reply #66 on: July 04, 2008 01:49:19 PM »

Don't know if this has been mentioned or not, but those "learn in your car" style language programs (the kind that are made  in such a way you don't have to follow along with written materials) work pretty well with knitting. Maybe not if you were doing something really complex with lots of counting, but for minimal or no counting, it works fine.
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« Reply #67 on: July 05, 2008 10:36:07 AM »

I mostly listen to audiobooks of all sorts - time seems to go faster that way, and if I didn't listen to them while knitting, I'd bore myself to death, I think Wink
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« Reply #68 on: July 06, 2008 05:07:49 PM »

Usually my iTunes playlist or the TV, but sometimes NPR. I haven't done the audiobook thing yet, but I'm sure I will. (Can't wait for my local library to get When You Are Engulfed in Flames!) Come to think of it, I've got a Spanish language CD around here somewhere. Maybe I should dig that out for some knit-friendly learning...
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« Reply #69 on: July 10, 2008 01:39:30 PM »

The Shadow.  Nothing is cooler than being scared half to death while wielding two pointy sticks all alone in the middle of the night!  ^____^;  But really, it's good to listen to old radio shows because there's nothing to look at.  The narrator describes everything that's happening, so I never have to look up from my stitches, and I still get the entire show.
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