Friday, July 20, 2007

Unfair compromises

I've been knitting busily away on the sockpalooza socks that are on my needles right now. I've just hit the gusset on sock 2, and intellectually, I know they'll be done by Aug. 2. But I'm not convinced, because they're not done right now.

I was explaining this to the Fool last night, and he helpfully pointed something out, a little time management hint, if you will.

He said: "Well, maybe you should just work on your sock until it's done ... and until then, I'll read Harry Potter. You can have it when you finish your sock."

I wonder if I can knit the rest of this thing before midnight?

10 comments:

Kathy in KS said...

Wow, that's tough. I don't know if that's motivation or blackmail. Thin thin line there. Knit like the wind.

PICAdrienne said...

I know I can read faster than I can knit, so I am going to read Harry tonight, and then knit all of next week. I know I can get my socks done in time, if my reading is done. If my reading is not done, then I will not be able to concentrate on knitting. Of course, Harry has been in my life longer than knitting has been in my life.

Treesa said...

ROFLOL!!! He just don't get it!!!

jaymeknitsAThotmailDOTcom said...

Why not get 2 books? lucky for me hubby hasn't read the hp books and I'm strongly hoping that "in transit to final destination" since 11am today on UPS means I may not even have to wait until midnight.

Sandy said...

hubby always buys 2 potters so we can read at the same time. He reads too slow and can't keep his mouth shut! Besides if you have 2 you can keep one for rereads and one for for the collection!

LaurieM said...

Oh, that's just evil! But smart. Is the Fool a cat?

Gwen said...

So Helpful.

Who needs that kind of help!?

lola coca-cola said...

Speaking of Potteritis, we are going to buy two copies: one paper, one book on cd. Larry wants to read the actual book and I want to listen, so we have to get both!

Scienceprincess said...

That's some good incentive to finish . . .

Good luck!

Eldronius said...

Oooh, that sounds like a tricksy agreement.

Unlike knitting, I could not put the newest HP book down until I finished it. Hopefully he is not the kind of reader who says "I know what happens, and you don't...nan a nan a nan a!"