My gran made so many blankets and jerseys for my sisters and I, and no matter how easy it is to buy things, there will always be something special about something made for you. So, my son gets the blanket--no matter how boring it is for me to make it.
I like knowing how to afghan far more than I enjoy actually doing it, but I've figured out a way to make it better. I downloaded an audio book, short story actually, The Hunger Artist by Franz Kafka. Listening to that made my blanket-making tedium seem a whole lot more pleasant by constrast. I guess anything beats fanatic fasting in a cage.
Audio books work in more ways than one. Every night, I read my son a story, and most nights I read while he falls asleep. He always asks me to read aloud so he ends up hearing two stories every evening. I doubt he understood much in Paradise Lost, but he enjoyed Terry Pratchett's Bromeliad series. He falls asleep faster too when I read to him. It worked with The Hunger Artist too.
I never really understood why people with perfectly good vision would want audio books, but I realise now just how useful they are. Next up, Jane Austen!