Not only have I not had time to read blogs, I’ve not had time to *remember* to blog! But it’s been a good busy with lots of writing and revising and knitting in between.
And that’s a good segue into this post. I noticed that writing and knitting are similar in that when you run across a problem you can’t solve right away, put it aside for a while to let your subconscious work on it. Most of the time, it will find a solution for you if you’re not forcing the issue.
I was stuck on this pattern and thought I’d wasted a few weeks on making the scarf. I was annoyed but put it away for a bit. A couple of days ago, I thought I knew what went wrong. So I tackled it today and sure enough, I worked it out and now I will end up with two lovely scarves (because I started work on a new one while I had this set aside) for my mentor! Shhh…it’s a surprise for her.
Because I’ve crossed off 6 things on my to-do list and I can’t think of anything clever to draw for “crooked,” I’m going to re-use an oldie.
What I always think of when I hear the word “crooked” is a little poem from a satirical book I read in the 9th grade (or grade 9 as we Canadians say):
“There was a crooked man
and he did very well.”