Yarn Along

Yarn Along 7.16

I’m still not knitting very much. It doesn’t help that our TV’s remote control, which has been slowly losing one function at a time for the last couple of years, finally died – so now the TV is stuck on CNN. In theory, this would be fine, since I enjoy keeping up with what’s going on in the world, but these days CNN only spends about half an hour a day keeping its viewers apprised of what is going on in the world. The rest of the time, they’re too busy interviewing people who accidentally lock their children in their cars. In the evenings (the evenings Eastern time, meaning around 5 pm my time), they’ve started showing documentaries – The Sixties, Blackfish, something about death row – and every so often they come up with something NEW to say about that racist guy who owns a basketball team. And then there’s this other show where Newt Gingrich just stands around and smirks.

All of this is a long way of telling you that I usually combine my knitting time with TV or movie viewing. I can’t remember the last time I watched TV without knitting. I do sometimes knit when I am not watching TV – but not very often. I don’t know – I’m into reading these days, of course, and I’m also doing a lot of writing. But knitting, not so much.

I do like today’s Yarn Along photo, though. I like the way the camera angle makes my feet look really small compared to the book. Smoke and mirrors, my friends – smoke and mirrors.

Yarn Along is hosted as always by Ginny on her blog, Small Things.

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12 Responses to Yarn Along

  1. Camilla says:

    Great image! Enjoy your knitting project and your reading.

  2. Sarah says:

    My husband loved that book – I keep glancing at it on the shelf but have never yet pulled it out… one of these days! As someone who was stuck with an old sad TV for a long time, I can sympathize! I hope CNN shows something fascinating yet not tragic (I would hate to ask for a world tragedy in the name of the fiber arts) so your knitting can pick up soon! : )

    • bedstrom says:

      Haha – I’ve promised myself that this Friday (a day off) I will bite the bullet and call Comcast and try to get the remote replaced. Compared to dealing with them on the phone, a life without TV sounds fairly appealing.

      I like the book so far – loved the first two chapters, then thought it got a little slow, then it picked up again around chapter 6. So far I recommend it.

      Thanks for reading!

  3. Maria says:

    I liked the book better after I read the second one.

  4. lealacoste says:

    read this book a while ago, the rhythm felt a bit too slow at some points but enjoyed it a lot! I’m just like you, i knit the most when watching something, being addicted to TV shows probably helps ^^

    • bedstrom says:

      I agree – there are some slow spots but overall it’s good. I like the way the author sometimes lulls me into thinking this is just another Harry Potter or Narnia knockoff and then does something totally amazing. 🙂

  5. There’s been one too many story about people leaving their children in hot car where I live. I can totally sympathize with your frustration about CNN.

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