I'm Barbara, not Barb. I tell people that I'm selfish and want ALL the letters. And never Barbie, that way lies harsh words, teeth gnashing, and foot stamping. I knit to keep my fingers busy, to make slow magic and because I have always loved making things.
I always have a few projects OTN--something sock-like, something long-term like a sweater or afghan, and something amusing that piques my interest, like knitted earbuds holders or Owl Puffs in a nest for my granddaughter who loves owls. I love variegated yarns and single skein projects. Oh, who am I kidding, I just love to knit and crochet. I'm getting back into sewing which cuts into my knitting time but I'm managing to balance them.
I listen to audiobooks while I knit/crochet/sew. I find my hands lying still in my lap if I watch much TV while trying to knit, I can do one or the other but evidently not both.
Love the Lounge idea. If you need more Lounge furnishings, I have a pair of electric fondue pots, one avocado and one flame red, with sectioned plates and long forks for those days when eating from a communal pot seems like a good idea.