What do you do when you don’t feel like knitting – your hands/wrists are sore – you don’t feel well – your project is fighting you – etc!? What are your distractions of choice? Mine include reading, walking, photography (new and usually included with walking) and now Blogging!
I love books. My first job was in a library, filing books away and I have always bought and kept books. Knitting opened up a whole new avenue of reading and whiling away the hours when not knitting.
I will sometimes read a good book – it is getting harder to find one of those! But most often I will pick up a book that is about knitting. There are several out there now. My favorite is still Knitter’s Almanac by Elizabeth Zimmerman; Anything by Stephanie Purl Mcphee ( but the first one – At Knit’s End – is still the best): For the Love of Knitting, a compilation of essays, and Bishop Rutts The History of Handknitting. I also enjoy perusing Creative Dressing by Kaori O’Connor – It was the first time I had ever seen anything by Kaffe Fassett! I’ll read almost any light book that includes knitting somehow – try Maggie Sefton, Debbie MacComber or Agatha Christie. Friday Night Knitting Club made me laugh and cry. Norah Gaughans’ book Knitting Nature sits right beside Michael S. Schneiders’ book A Beginner’s Guide to Constructing the Universe – The Mathematical Archetypes of Nature, Art and Science – A Vogage from 1 to 10. Both books look at numbers and their relationships to natural shapes. There is so much interesting and cool out there!
Right now I’m not knitting my Thrummed Slippers! What are you not knitting?
My last walk in “Cathedral Grove” on Vancouver Island.