Wednesday, July 30, 2008


I have completed my P.D. James project from my whoduknit yahoo group. I read one of her earlier books called A Mind to Murder an Adam Dalgiesh murder mystery. This is what the back of the book says since I don't want to give too much away for those who will want to read it. "A hideous scream pierces the calm of the evening psychotherapy session. The body of a woman lies sprawled in the basement of the Steen Clinic, a chisel thrust through her heart. ........Is the killer a patient or a crazed healer?" This story takes place in a psychiatric outpatient clinic in London. One of the therapies used in the clinic at the time this mystery takes place is to give LSD "to help make the patient more accessible to psychotherapy by releasing some of the more deep-seated inhibitions". After giving LSD the patient is never left alone and is watched over by a nurse. In the days of this therapy nurses wore hats so for my project I knitted and felted a nurse's hat. AND who better to model the hat than my furtoddler Solara. Sorry I had to hold her head up initially to take the photo.
BUT, she says this is how I like to wear my nurse's hat!!!
AH it is time for week #7 SP 12 question of the week.

We are all creatures of habit and when it comes to sitting down to knit, it’s no different…

What is(are) your favorite place(s) to knit? and

What supplies (besides yarn & needles) make the setting perfect for knitting?

I presently knit on my couch in front of the TV unless I am at a knitting get together with friends in a public place where I was this evening. I will one day knit outside in my gazebo when I am able to get the missing pieces and put it up. Then I can knit outside without the bugs.

I like to have my little case with all my tools by my side, scissors, tape measure, stitch markers, crochet hook for picking up dropped stitches and repairing my work, etc, pattern, paper and pen to write whatever, something to drink and nosh on and of course, the remote to change the channels. Having the phone close is also handy so I can just answer it and not have to put my knitting down to go and answer it. Having doubles and triples of stuff is good also in case I drop something. I would love to have my furtoddler with me BUT she usually is elsewhere. Like here doing her head lift exercises.
Solara has finally realised the joys of knitting and has picked out her yarn. She is now ready to knit with me. She likes PINK too.

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