I and many others here have mentioned how frustrating it is to be deep into counting or working a complex series of stitches, only to be interrupted by an innocent person who happens to ask a question or starts talking to you. We feel rude not to reply but try to restrain the impulse to figuratively stab the talker with a spare needle. The second time they do that, it's no longer a figurative desire.
Today DD gave me the answer: She said "ssshhh, Mom's wearing her thinking cap. Don't speak to her." I was wearing no such thing but it gave me an idea. I'm now keeping an old hat near my knitting and pop it onto my head before I start something complicated. Now everybody knows what's going on and peace has come to our household.
Happy New Year y'all !!
thanks for the great tip it is terrible when you get mixed up by someone but it is also bad to hurt feelings sooooooo;you my dear have a wonderful idea.
What a good idea - I usually wait until DH is at work before I start anything complicated
I live alone and didn't think I had interruptions until this afternoon when I was casting on -- my 25 lb. Ragdoll was walking up the piano keys, jumped down and jumped up in my lap. Ooomph!
good idea maybe I can get some peace and quiet
Great pattern! Also, a perfect excuse to use my corker! A dozen feet of 'horse-reins'! :-D Thank you for the link!
Unfortunately for me, the cats ignore everything but what they
want to do. Since I've next to no hair, I wear a cap indoors three-quarters of the year. My darling never notices what I'm doing or wearing, so putting on my 'thinking cap' wouldn't stop his interruptions!
Brilliant idea. I usually just say whatever number I'm up to and say 'remember that number'.
Brilliant idea will have to use that one, thank you for sharing.