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For the longest time, I’ve watched television shows while I crocheted. I think it goes all the way back to my childhood when I would watch tv while I did homework. (That drove my mom up the wall.) Recently, though, I’ve had more crochet or knitting work to get done than I’ve had episodes to watch on Hulu. A friend in my stitching group turned me on to the idea of audiobooks. I’ve started listening to audiobooks as I stitch, and I must say, I quite like it. Actually, and this may sound a bit silly, I’ve only been listening to audiobooks of books that I’ve already read. While I’m knitting or crocheting, I sometimes have to focus more on the stitching, and this way, if I miss part of what’s being said, I’m not completely lost. I also find that I can listen to the same audiobook multiple times without it getting boring- something I definitely can’t do with tv shows. A single audio book can provide about 10 hours of background noise for my crochet- that’s the equivalent of almost half a full season of tv episodes. So, if you haven’t tried it yet, you may want to explore the possibility of audiobooks.

PS: I’m really annoyed that Google shopping searches include Audible listings when you search for an audio book. I go through the search results and see “$23…$22.95…Oh $7.95!” and then click on it only to discover that the $7.95 is through audible and only if I sign up for their monthly plan. Ug. I like audiobooks, just not sure I’m ready to commit $14.95 or so a month (after the initial three months at $7.95) on Audible. Have any of you tried Audible? What do you think?