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autumns daughter
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Posted - 02/21/2006 :  11:43:59 PM  Show Profile  Visit autumns daughter's Homepage Send autumns daughter a Private Message
I find that if I am doing a painfully monotonous/not fun task, I can get through it through promises of knitting. In other words, "if I write another bage, I get to knit for 10 minutes."
Also, great for bribing myself to do chores- if I wash the dishes, do laundry, or whatever, I get a set amount of time to knit with.
Its a better bribe than chocolate for me!

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Gabber Extraordinaire

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Posted - 02/22/2006 :  08:55:22 AM  Show Profile  Visit eggshel344's Homepage  Send eggshel344 a Yahoo! Message Send eggshel344 a Private Message
That's so cute- what a good way to get thru grewling tasks- I will have to try that sometime!


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Posted - 02/22/2006 :  12:19:44 PM  Show Profile Send busygirl a Private Message

I think that using knitting as a reward is a great idea! I agree; it certainly is a better bribe than chocolate!

I bring my knitting to work every day,and often while I am working on the computer,I am thinking of my break and looking forward to knitting a few rows.

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New Pal

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Posted - 02/23/2006 :  1:51:44 PM  Show Profile Send laurelflower a Private Message
I do this a lot when working on homework. I'll get through a page of math homework and then work a few rows, or finish a subject and knit for a few minutes. it really helps break up the monotony and by the time i've finished, i've gotten homework and knitting done!

"Always do right. This will gratify some and astonish the rest." -Mark Twain
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Chatty Knitter

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Posted - 02/23/2006 :  1:52:35 PM  Show Profile  Visit Cozy's Homepage Send Cozy a Private Message
I do this often. I'm in the process of writing a novel & sometimes, I'm just not motivated. So I tell myself that if I write my daily allotment, then I can knit. It works for me!

Knitting addict since November '03
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Honorary Angel

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Posted - 02/24/2006 :  06:00:54 AM  Show Profile Send lucienh a Private Message
I agree with all -- except for knitting being better than chocolate. Come on, now!
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Gabber Extraordinaire

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Posted - 02/24/2006 :  07:22:32 AM  Show Profile Send kknitter a Private Message
I do this all the time, though I INSIST on calling it rewards and not bribes I'm always setting little rewards to get through tasks I'm avoiding. Housework, bills, writing another 5 pages. Whatever.

The better than chocolate thing though?? I'd REALLY have to think on that...

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Chatty Knitter

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Posted - 02/24/2006 :  11:03:07 AM  Show Profile Send Schachkoenigin a Private Message
I do that! Especially while I summarize a chapter of the history book. ("When you've written one page, you can knit one row!")
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Chatty Knitter

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Posted - 02/28/2006 :  3:29:54 PM  Show Profile  Visit Knitty1's Homepage Send Knitty1 a Private Message
Hey, thats a great idea.....I might get some housework done if I have a reward waiting for me,lol! Amy

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Posted - 02/28/2006 :  4:01:25 PM  Show Profile  Visit gdelrosa's Homepage  Send gdelrosa a Yahoo! Message Send gdelrosa a Private Message
I reward myself for every 2 hours of studying, I get 15 minutes of knitting.

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Warming Up

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Posted - 03/24/2006 :  01:32:53 AM  Show Profile  Visit sachis2112's Homepage Send sachis2112 a Private Message
What a fantastic idea! The kitchen is a mess!

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Warming Up

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Posted - 03/26/2006 :  4:44:35 PM  Show Profile  Visit thegabbyknitter's Homepage Send thegabbyknitter a Private Message
I do the same thing with housework. If I clean for an hour I get to knit for an hour if I didn't do this my house would be a nightmare!

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