I’m a little surprised at how long this current project is taking. When I had looked at the pattern (a PDF I bought on Etsy) I thought it would take maybe a week, tops. I failed to factor in the size (8×10) compared to the last one I did (5×7).
I don’t think of it as “cross stitch time,” though. I think of it (wisely, I believe) as “audiobook time.” For whatever reason, I have never enjoyed knitting while listening to audiobooks.
However, by the time I’m done with work for the day, I am thoroughly sick of reading words. I have all but abandoned my Kindle in recent months.
Audiobooks fit the bill perfectly, though. In fact, I recently bumped up my Audible account to 2 credits per month.
Part of me wants to tackle the Game of Thrones series. Part of me just can’t make that kind of commitment. I mean:
Book 1: 33 hours
Book 2: 37 hours
Book 3: 47 hours
Book 4: 33 hours
Book 5: 49 hours
Even if I listened to an hour a day (which is a lot to fit into my schedule) that’s still about a six-month commitment to listening to nothing but Game of Thrones. Yikes.