Wow, that sounds dramatic :-)
When the whole thesis thing got out of hand, along with my health problems, I made a sincere promise to Hub that I wouldn't pick up my needles until the thesis was done. You see, I'm really good at finding distractions that I can justify - knitting useful objects like socks and scarves are my favourite ones, it seems.
So, no knitting. Not even when I had to wait for three hours in the passport office to get mine renewed before we start this whole move away/come back to write thesis/travel back down business.
Three. Whole. Hours.
I could've finished mom's socks, or even worked on the ones I started with the trekking I bought before the holidays.
But, a promise is a promise.
Monday will be stressful - Hub is defending his doctorate thesis. That would be prime knitting time ;-)