Aggh, to get back on track with the topic at hand, I am trying to give my brain (and heart) a break by doing other things. I taught myself to knit several years ago and for a very long time made lots of scarves. It was something simple that I didn't have to think too much about and didn't have to even follow any directions. Finally last year I decided to take it up a notch and learn some new skills. I learned to knit in the round and made several hats. Then I learned to cable and made this hat:
Who knew cabling was so easy. It looks so complicated. That taught me the valuable lesson that you won't be able to do it unless you try. I tend to put the needles down in warm weather so I hadn't made anything lately until a few weeks ago. I needed a distraction and I was inspired to make this wrap which actually turned out pretty nice (I still need to block it though)
After finishing this I decided that I have the attention span of a gnat and needed something small to work on. I've had varying degrees of sucess but I really like how these organic cotton dishcloths turned out.
I found this excellent pattern from the Homespun Living blog. The cotton is so soft and beautiful. I doubt that it will make me want to wash the dishes any better though! Now I'm making myself a pair of these.
Ah, for cooler weather and a calmer mind.