Let me finsih this row trouble

scottly's picture

Do you all get in trouble for this? "I'll come as soon as I finish this row." or "Just let me do one more row and then I can move on to the next step." I think my husband is getting tired of it. Also, last night he said he would just wait to tell me stuff when I wasn't knitting. I can listen and knit at the same time - really.

Scott

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ffarff's picture

I can never answer the phone

I can never answer the phone due to being mid-row.

YugiDean's picture

I've always been a

I've always been a multitasker to the Nth degree, so I've never really had to pull the "Hang on, let me finish this row" card. Hell...I work at a call center and I knit during my complicated troubleshooting calls. LOL

...except for the argyle scarf I'm working on. That's too complicated, and knitting on that while doing anything else ends up with me counting to find my place on the chart more often than actually knitting.

MMario's picture

I work at a call center and

I work at a call center and I knit during my complicated troubleshooting calls.

That makes two of us.

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scottly's picture

Oh man the dogs are a totaly

Oh man the dogs are a totaly different story. They some how know when I am fixing a mistake or picking up a dropped stitch which meas it's time to lick my face or demand petting. And ksmarguy I get the "What did I just say?" question all the time. Usually I can pull it up but I have zero comprehension, sort of like a parrot. But after 24 years my partner is pretty understanding of my OCD du jour.

grandfatherknits's picture

Yes, that's why I'm often

Yes, that's why I'm often tired at work... 10:00 pm, I'll do just one more round then go to bed ... OMG! it's 11:20, (or later.)

Grandfather

Aaronknits's picture

Wow, what can I say that

Wow, what can I say that hasn't already been said? Usually the end of the row means it's time to dig into whatever cake, cookies, peanut butter chocolate chunk banana bread, etc. that he's serving up before he sits down to watch the latest awful horror movie he's dug up.

There was ONE time and ONE time only when he started calling out numbers when I was trying to count. I suggested lodging a needle somewhere very unpleasant if he ever does that again.

Oh HELL yes. I like to

Oh HELL yes.

I like to listen to podcasts while I knit, and I have these great cordless mp3 player headphones to do it with. I can usually listen to a 30 minute podcast in 30 minutes.

Unless the roommate is home and awake, in which case it takes two hours. The knitting is very much the same - good progress if I can just do it, very slow progress if I have to stop every five minutes to play a bonus round of "Stream of Consciousness!" with whomever.

This is great! My partner

This is great! My partner has heard that or similar lines ad nauseum, and, very often, we work it out OK. The trouble comes when I'm counting. OMG he has an unerring knack of reading my mind (maybe my lips??) and interjects his own numbers *just*when* I'm* almost* done* 34,35,36, and then he chimes in, "47,48,49, no,no,that's 39,40,41, .." He calls it humor...sigh. Once in a great while, it is sorta funny...but never when working with lace!

MMario's picture

That is grounds for

That is grounds for justified homicide! No jury of knitters would ever convict you!

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PaxKnitter's picture

With two knitters in our

With two knitters in our house, there is a great deal of patience on this. The cats are a little less understanding, but not bad at all. On the other hand, the dog can get down-right impatient if she needs to go out or wants to play.

Peace,
Paul

Crafty Andy's picture

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If JerryO comes to me with that Hat I will stop what I am doing immediately lol! My partner is well trained, but even then he just loves to talk. Specially since it is something he does not quite gets. I watch my DVD Lessons when he is not home, or I ask him if he minds if we see one at the office. Sometimes there is nothing else on TV and I rayher do a Knitting review lol. But I do tell him I need to finish this row before I can pay attention to you. He likes that better, ha ha ha. Otherwise he starts to talk about the knitting he knows nothing about and about what he thinks I should do, sometimes he makes sense, sometimes he just does not.

One of the things that help for me is that I count in Spanish, so anything in English is completely different and I am able to focus more. I am usually watching TV when I do my knitting , the TV is like background noise, but someone talking to you constantly is not very productive for me lol!

knit4brains's picture

I have to agree with

I have to agree with MichaelJames. I've got my other half very well trained. Not that he's always the most patient person in other areas of our life together, but on this item he is. Of course, the fact that he's gotten 3 hand made sweaters (one for each year) out of the deal might be some of the reason why he puts up with it.

MWK - Houston's picture

No significant other here -

No significant other here - but my dog actually understands one more row - she crosses her legs until I finish the row then I take her out. I can only get away with it for a row or two then she demands my attention.

Raymiew's picture

:) Same here with the dog.

:) Same here with the dog. He's very patient.

MMario's picture

I can't get away with that.

I can't get away with that. I have a cat.

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Britisher's picture

Oh yeah, the looks cats can

Oh yeah, the looks cats can give you... utterly withering. Mind you, there's also the mew of protest when cat wants so sit on a lap that is otherwise occupied with the latest WIP sweater...

Ain't that the truth -

Ain't that the truth - especially when multiplied by two.

JerryO's picture

The universal truth of it

The universal truth of it all! How many times have I heard myself say 'as soon as I finish this row'---glad my other fellow knitters are speaking the same words.

I have to admit, I have said 'in a minute, honey' and then realized 1/2 hour later I had forgotten he was waiting for me or missed the last minute of a movie because I dropped a stitch or wanted to 'turn the heel' and suddenly its 11:30.....

ksmarguy's picture

Oh, you know it! I get

Oh, you know it! I get many, many "looks" from the hubby about this subject. Especially when I tell him I am listening and then he asks me what he said....Usually I know, but sometimes my short tem memory is really, really shitty and I just don't remember :)

But yeah, most of the time when I say "let me finish this row, I hear a "grumph" and then "c'mon jasper (dog) we will go without him and he can come when he wants."

I am very glad to know that this happens to other guys as well :)

MichaelJames's picture

I must say I am lucky...my

I must say I am lucky...my companion, Nanc (we're the orignal Will and Grance) is very patient and usually says "when you finish that row...." She even rewinds things I miss (gotta love TIVO!) because of my knitting. I am pretty much able to follow along with almost anything while I knit....although I cannot talk on the phone and knit. That always ends badly, having to go back to where I picked up the phone and said "hello!"
Thanks for the laugh!
MichaelJames