Do you find that having another distraction (music, movies, people totalk to) while stitching helps you make progress or make mistakes?
Movies, music, books on tape - I can do all those while stitching without a problem. I can usually talk, too.
I feel when I get distracted it is more of an inner thing. My fingers, eyes, and brain somehow seem to get out of sync. Sometimes I'm aware when it's happening and I can bring my attention back. Sometimes I can't seem to control it, and that is a good time to put my stitching down before I make too many mistakes.