a) pondering an interesting knitty problem, and
b) listening to the radio.
Specifically I was listening to something lively and joyful by Shostakovich - a lovely waltzy thing.
And I suddenly realised how alike music and knitting are. Or at least how alike creative things are. Yes I know it sounds a bit pompous, but gimme a break. I'm no Missy Sunbeam, but I'm telling ya, this morning I heard that tune.
Call it fancy, or call it Spring madness or call it what you like, but sometimes knitting is an ART FORM people!!! Sometimes it's a single pure clear note and sometimes a whole orchestra. Whether it's the twist of a cable, the lilt of lace, the sweep of a seam or a crescendo of nupps, it goes surprisingly well with a melody.
So the next time you're
Off we go now...dum dum da dum, dum dum dum dum da dum da dum dum...
PS: 113 Ashford Cowls. ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTEEN! Now there's a happy tune. Time for more patterns I think.