Preseason games have been going for weeks now and the start of the regular season is just around the corner. For me this means a time of knitting while watching games on a Sunday afternoon. In my house I am the football fan and my daughter is following in my footsteps (although her reason for liking the team she does is the animal they are named after . . .currently she is a Dolphins fan).
I look forward to spending my Sundays parked on the couch knitting needles in hand. I am going through my stash and my queue of projects on Ravelry in anticipation of this joyous time.
This weekend poses a dilemma for me. I have quite a bit of free time and I am having trouble deciding between knitting and preparing for my fantasy football draft which is happening Monday. (So of course I am currently doing neither by writing this post.) Both activities are very fulfilling, but only one of them affords me control over the outcome.
Knitting while watching football keeps me in a place of zen. I am far less irritated by bad calls and even worse plays. When something in the game is frustrating, I simply refocus on my projects. Of course, because my focus is split while the games are on, I have to be very careful with the projects I choose to undertake. The patterns need to be difficult enough to keep me interested in them, but not so difficult as to force me to stare at them while I am working and possibly miss a pivotal play. Tough choices ahead, indeed.
As for this weekend, I shall be splitting my focus. A little knitting followed by a little player research. Hopefully, by the end of the weekend this will mean that I have even more done on my husband's sweater and I will have developed a solid drafting strategy.
Either way, I know I'll enjoy my time.