Monday, June 6, 2011

consider it scratched

Making the "links" quilt top reminded me of fairisle knitting: curiosity to see how the pattern emerged drives the maker onwards...just one more row and then I'll take a break...ooo, there's that shape done, and the start of the next...maybe just one more....

It was a little windy today, so there's no one perfect shot.  My very patient husband held the quilt top while the wind blew it one way --


and the other --


My desire to solve this little puzzle of a pattern was like an itch that needed to be scratched, and it has been now: the top is complete, and I'm ready to put it aside. 

Somehow this project seems to have helped me to get my thoughts in order, again much as my knitting used to do in years past.  I feel ready, finally, after a month of "distraction" (actually very important and urgent family business that needed my attention) to turn with energy and focus to my writing projects -- both a book under contract, nearing completion, and a second really exciting project that my writing partner and I just dreamed up during a skype meeting yesterday.  I generally keep mention of my professional activities out of this blog, but maybe I'll mix it up a bit...if anyone's interested?

4 comments:

Maxine Schacker said...

I love this! How do you do it? It seems to be a perfect art form for you, combining aesthetic sensibility, a deep feeling for people and hearth and home, and your sharp math skills. You never cease to amaze me.

Prof. S said...

Thank you so much! And if you have any ideas about an appropriate recipient for this quilt, let me know :)

Jenny said...

I love that quilt!! It totally caught my eye and I had to check your post out! Good job and good luck with your professional endeavors!

Prof. S said...

Thank you so much, Jenny -- both for the good wishes and the kind words about this quilt top. I really like this one too...although I think it will have to wait a little while before it gets basted and quilted. I have writing to do, and a few gifts to make during my "spare" time!