Over the years, I've learned what sort of projects are best for doing while watching the TV. Complex and intricate projects are no good, so no little knick-knacks that require concentration and silence. The best thing to make is a felted bag. There's a little bit of concentration needed to begin with but once you get onto the body of the bag which is made in one piece with a circular needle, you just knit round and round in a circle with the same stitch. I can even do it without looking, so I can watch the TV and see all the action without having to worry about what I'm knitting.
Not all the races are shown live on the BBC, so a weekend comprising of highlights only gives me a few hours. However, get a live race weekend and you've got a few hours of Qualifying on a Saturday, then on the Sunday there's at least 2 or 3 hours during the race followed by forum discussion on the Red Button. That gives me just enough time to knit a whole bag, ready to be felted, Repetitive Strain injury permitting!
So, this week we begin with the Australian Grand Prix, the opening race. Actually, at the time of writing, the Qualifying session has already taken place so we've been on a Sports News blackout this morning until the highlights are aired on the BBC in about 20 minutes time. That gives me just enough time to finish off this blog entry, have a spot of lunch (I can smell the cheese on toast from downstairs already) and most importantly, grab the yarn & needles. Sorted :-)