Split Time

I have been dividing my time between knitting and reading. It’s a real struggle for me to balance two things I really enjoy. The best way to handle it was to set a goal for the sock and once it had been reached move on to reading. I completed the heel flap, heel turn and picked up the gusset stitches. It took a bit over an hour or so. At that point I rewarded myself 7 chapters. I figure if I continue this way I’ll keep up with the knitting and read the book slow enough to savor it.

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12 Responses to Split Time

  1. Nirmala says:

    I recently started a cross-stitch project. So I understand your struggle when it comes to dividing time. 🙂

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  2. AJ says:

    Perfect plan! I always have a tough time balancing those two things as well as I love them both!

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  3. Excellent plan to enjoy both! Your sock is looking great 🙂 Looking forward to hearing more about the book!

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  4. kathyreeves says:

    The sock is looking wonderful! I have had the urge to read this week, and have been trying to balance that as well. Next week will be so cold, it will be much easier.

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  5. Katherine says:

    I know exactly what you mean about competing diversions, and i also use a similar self-reward device, lol. Love that sock!

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  6. Joanna says:

    That’s a nice sock! I do struggle with getting some reading time in. I’ve now started to focus on reading while doing my teeth so I end up brushing for about five minutes each time. It only works with ebooks really though. Love those socks!

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  7. I like that plan. I might borrow that idea from you tonight, as I really want to knit and I really want to read my book.

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  8. spinthedog says:

    I use audible. Best of both!

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  9. chrisknits says:

    I try to bribe myself with stuff, but I usually just ignore the bribe and keep sewing/knitting. LOL!

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  10. bonnyknits says:

    Oh it’s so hard to balance the two! I have managed to read an ebook while knitting something simple. Glad you’re finding a way to fit both into your life!

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  11. salpal1 says:

    Glad you figured a way to so both! Rewards work!

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  12. Olivia says:

    I have picked up a novel lately as well called September by Rosamund Pilcher. It’s a bit of a mystery but I love the way she involves her characters and it seems appropriate for this time of year. I’ve read the book probably 25 times but not lately so it’s a treat to slowly savor at the end of the day, only at the end of the day.

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