Knitting again

Every once in a while, I feel overwhelmed by words. I love words. I love reading. I love writing, but sometimes I need my hands to do something other than vacuum and clean the kitchen. I used to knit but took a break with babies always on my lap.

But lately, I've felt my fingers itching to hold some needles. Last night I searched for the perfect pattern.

Perhaps it's my love of crime fiction that makes me want to knit this:

How fabulous is that! But, sadly, I'm not really good at following charts, so I'm making a little newsboy cap in a luscious midnight blue alpaca with strains of copper on square copper needles. If it turns out, I'll post a pic while I'm done.

At the very least, it'll keep me company while I'm watching the Vegas callbacks on SYTYCD tonight. ;)


Heidi Willis said...

That scarf is to die for!! (ha ha!!)

I absolutely love it! It almost makes me want to take out my knitting needles again as well. Good luck on your hat! I can't wait to see a picture!

June 10, 2010 at 11:04 AM
Name: Holly Bowne said...

I'm impressed that you can knit at all. My skills with a needle barely allow me to repair a button!

But I know what you mean about finding additional creative outlets besides writing. I think doing other things like scrapbooking or even just spending time hanging out with friends ultimately inspires the imaginative process and thereby ends up helping the writing when you do get back to it.

June 12, 2010 at 4:45 AM

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