I have recently made the truly awesome discovery that I can, in fact, read and knit at the same time. And when I say read, I am not talking about following along with the subtitles on an anime or foreign film. I'm talking about opening up a blog, or article, or bit of fic and READING! Now when I run out of things I want to watch on television, or more likely when I'm between Netfilx deliveries, I have more options than finding something not horrible on cable ^_^. I am very limited to just knitting of course, nothing I have to look at to do, but still.
Now if only I could figure out how to knit and work out at the same time. :)