I watch television all the time when I'm knitting at home.
OK, let me clarify. There's watching television and there's "watching" television. "Watching" is that half-assed attention you pay to the screen/sound when most of your brain needs to focus on more difficult projects. For mindless stockinette/garter stitch knitting, I actually watch. For knitting more complex things like cables, I "watch".
"Watching" television requires using the corner of the eye closest to the screen. The "T.V. eye" will make me start watching again when it detects that things are getting good. For example, if that eye were to detect that someone was being stabbed, I pay full attention. That eye can even detect when folks are about to engage in some sexy stuff.
It's a gift. And you have to have "The gift" if you are knitting cables and trying to watch television.
It's a free pattern designed by Susan Shildmyer for Caron International.
Many of these squares were knit while I "watched" the Olympics. I remember being particularly drawn into actual watching as I knit during the Men's synchronized diving event. My "T.V. eye" kept detecting muscular men in tiny undies. I could barely get through a row of knitting with all those abs and thighs twisting through the air all willy-nilly.
I wasn't happy when I finally accepted the fact that I wasn't going to finish in time. I took a road trip to Chicago during the last few days of the Olympics and didn't have the chance to work on it. You know how it is.
I would appreciate a few "Atta girls" and "You can do its" from you guys to help me through this. I want to get this done to keep it out of the UFO pile. Who wouldn't want to be wrapped up in all this cable goodness?