Sunday, August 7, 2011
Baby Cap Ends The Writing Blahs
Writing in long hand is not my preference, and I can only think-write for so many hours doing housework. I've read all my books, and puttering around in the yard is no fun when the grass is all dried up and crispy and the temps run in the three digits most days. I needed something creative to do, but the creative part of my brain has become lethargic.
A good friend called me up from north central Texas where the temperature is running in triple digits for over forty-five days, like 110! She's a serious knitter, but a beginner to crochet, and is also stuck indoors. I'm a beginner at knitting, but crochet pretty well. She wanted to send me a couple of patterns she found online of a baby cap and flower decoration. Would I make it not only for her granddaughter, but as a sample to follow? Yes! Perfect timing. I had an excuse to go the Michael's and buy yarn and a few other things before the pattern arrived.
I really enjoyed making something for a baby. It was new and different and I needed it. While my little D hook flew, this cap made me think of a flapper girl...and my brain woke up. During a break, I picked up a pencil to brainstorm things about her.
Who would have thought crocheting a baby cap would give me an idea to get excited about?