I have almost no free time so on the sofa watching tv after the dc are in bed is my only chance. I don't want to disappear off to kitchen etc as I won't see dh properly then either. BUT I want to get back into crafts/ develop a hobby.
I can knit, sew, cross stitch, basic embroidery and have done a little crochet and patchwork before too. I think I could pick up something new fairly easily -famous last words!
Crossstitch is definitely more difficult in front of the telly. I have recently started knitting and crocheting again, so I can do something constructive while relaxing in front of the box.
erebus - I have varifocals (my second pair) and they are great for flicking between my knitting and the telly. My last pair didn't have such a large area for close work and I had problems threading needles etc.. This pair are great, but were expensive. Don't put off getting varifocals if you need them. (Unlike bi-focals, no-one will know anyway!) They take a bit of getting used to, but I find I now wear my glasses all the time.
Crochet, did loads when I was pregnant and I have just managed to start again this week with 5 week old DD is asleep on the breastfeeding cushion. Not sure how long I will be able to though so making the most of it.
The nice thing about crochet is you can pick it up and put it down anytime. There is no need to "finish a row" as in knitting. I love these Christmas stockings! Thanks for the link - I'll put them on my to-do list!
Knitting for me. I am a fairly new knitter and self-taught. I love knitting in front of the television. I used to crochet too. I look through my glasses at the wool and needles and then over the tops at the tv.
I have a big calendar that hangs on the wall (so in theory I can remember birthdays), which I have stiched with pretty wool. That was an in-front-of-the-telly project. Took a while to do all the days of the months but I can then update with new babies etc quite quickly.