A couple years ago I bought both kids knitting spools because I thought they were cute and I had happy memories of the monotonous craft. I hauled them out last week when the kids were feeling better and Tomas was definitely not feeling better. This silly craft provided many minutes of quiet time for this Momma to tend to the mundane tasks of dishes, laundry, and vacuuming that were in dire need of doing once I was better. The only part I haven't quite figured out is a clean cast off, but no one's complained this far.
Now I'll need to do a bit of thinking to figure out what to do with these long tubes of yarn! Hats? Coasters? Trivets?