Friday, November 30, 2007

Sporty Spice

I happened upon an old post where I said I'd love to do a poll about stitchers and sports. Well now that I know you like clicking, here it is:

Which sports do you choose to watch while stitching? (You can make multiple choices.)

I ran out of space; damn these free polls. If you watch others, leave the news in the comments!


Anna van Schurman said...

I have to add poker. I am really sorry I left that one out for ice skating, but I remembered my friend Elizabeth and thought I should pop a sort of girly sport in there for her.

I also stiching while watching the Tour de France, tennis (I've brought stitching to the WTA Tour Championship), and pretty much anything else the dude will watch, which is every sport but competitive eating. He's still bitching that they don't show chess on tv.

C in DC said...

My list is baseball, Tour de France, the Olympics, and the World Cup (I won't watch soccer unless it's the WC). I've probably also tried to stitch while watching figure skating and speed skating, but I really stitch during the commercials for those.

Despite football being the viewing sport of choice during my childhood, I don't watch much any more. It's the problem of being in the DC area with the Redskins (bleah) and the ACC, when my teams are/were the Bills and college teams in the Big 10 and Pac 10.

Lee said...

Besides Basketball and Football, I'd watch baseball and stitch if the Pirates could actually win a game or two.

I should add that most of the time I'm FORCED to watch golf, which makes me eversograteful to have something to stitch.

Can't watch soccer and stitch, because it takes too much concentration.

And I've tried to deal with car racing, but I just have to leave the room!

Sweet Pea said...

I stitch on and off during football - sometimes I like to pay attention to what is going on, especially when my team is doing well. We don't really watch baseball, except a little during the World Series, and we kind of fell off the Flyers' bandwagon when they were doing so bad last year. We have to limit our sports because we end up getting sucked into them.

adrienne said...

Pretty much the only sport I watch anymore is tennis -- and it is perfect for knitting or stitching.

Kathryn said...

I definitely did 90% of my biggest project, Victorian Remembrance, while listening to the Oakland Athletics baseball team ON THE RADIO. When we lived in the Bay Area we almost never missed a game on the radio, even when we were in the stands. I still like listening to baseball on the radio (and doing other things) rather than watching it on television, though I have stitched some while baseball was on television.

We watch COLLEGE basketball on television, especially the University of Kentucky. My mother-in-law even faithfully sends us the UK media guide every year. I think I have even stitched to a few games broadcast over the internet.

My husband is the most atypical man on the planet. I don't think that he even knows where ESPN is on the television. He never watches any sports (except those mentioned above). I keep him informed about Kentucky football scores so that he can have a conversation with his sister and brother-in-law.

Other than a few baseball and basketball games I never stitch watching television. I find the looking back and forth too distracting. If I am watching a movie, I WATCH the movie (or get up and leave the room). Therefore almost all my stitching these days is to podcasts on my iPod. I rarely stitch without it.

Cathy said...

I love figure skating, but I can't watch and stitch. That's one of those sports that you have to pick one or the other.

StitchStash said...

I'm in the "ew, sports" category, for stitching, at least. But I make an exception for the Olympics, which I do enjoy watching while stitching. If sports are on, I tend to switch on an audio book from the 'puter.

jo said...

Thanks to MLB, I think we watched maybe 150 Red Sox games out of the 162 game regular season. I stitch along best during the day games. And thanks to the Wide World of Sports, I will watch nearly any sport that I don't deem too violent. (Boxing is out, football is nearly out.)

Lynn said...

I stitch while watching poker and during breaks on the UFC (Ultimate Fighting).

Nic said...

I don't have a television, so I don't watch sports.

However, I listen to cricket on the radio (Test Match Special rocks! It's more like having a friend natter to you than sports commentary) and I also listen to football on the BBC - that's soccer to non-US people :o)