February 16, 2011

Fact #220: And for my next trick...

Now that I'm done with my grad school auditions, I've got to do something to fill the time and creative space that prepping for my auditions took up.

So I'm diving into two (seemingly) unrelated projects. First, I want to start writing more. And second, I want to teach myself how to crochet! Ooooo... Ahhhhh...

I always get my best ideas when I'm doing something. Sometimes sitting still makes my brain sleepy, but when I'm running or cooking or putzing around the house my mind wanders to very interesting places. Having something to do when I get stuck writing will be really helpful.

I guess I could use this opportunity to make my house super-spotless, but instead I want to learn to make something fun! Crochet is not only a perfect thing to keep my hands busy while my brain makes stuff up, it's also a way to make two of my favorite things in the world -- hats and blankets!!!


I'm of the firm belief that one can never have too many hats or blankets.


Til tomorrow!

4 comments:

Kim said...

I can show you how to crochet if you want! I actually like knitting better though. Hats are fun to make... blankets take a long time. ;)

marianne said...

Did you see the pic I posted of Nate and Quentin trying to figure out how to crochet? Q got it down and then taught me. Good thing, or I's baby doll would be bald.

Laurel said...

Kim, I'd love that! I'm running to Michael's today to get some basic supplies.
Mom, yeah I do remember that picture.. I forgot the third great use for crochet -- making fake hair! :)

Kim said...

Okay! I'd be glad to show you some basic stuff to start you off (it's probably about all I remember, I haven't crocheted in a long time!). This was my greatest crochet accomplishment: http://kimby77.wordpress.com/2008/01/15/avatar-the-four-elements/

Also once you get hooked (haha, crochet hook, get it?) you should join ravelry! It's a fun place. www.ravelry.com