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Busy Hands

"Busy hands and idle minds have knitted many a sweater; busy minds and idle hands have knitted many a brow."
        --- Maryrose Wood in The Unseen Guest

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When you last heard from me about my knitting, I was knitting a sweater.  It was a lovely pattern, with a lovely yarn, but a color that was . . . well.  Not what I expected.  I knit on anyway.  But it was not bringing me ANY joy in this Time of Coronavirus.

And that was about the same time I read this post and I saw this sweater and knew that I could find joy in a quick, comforting, wrap-up, homebound kind of knit.  Especially - ESPECIALLY - in a cheering, happy color.

So I put away the depressing brown-or-maybe-teal-and-kinda-camo sweater (for now), and started knitting with some lovely blue yarn in a shade called "delphinium."  

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Joy.
In these unraveling days.

How about YOU?  Are you keeping your hands busy and your mind idle?

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And today in the Look for Joy department . . . we've got a list of concerts you can stream!  (Thanks, NPR . . . for this list.)

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Bonny

I like that sweater (and Hazelbrook from Gale's post) and Delphinium brings much more joy than the not-what-you-expected yarn. Hooray for finding Knitting Love in the Time of Coronavirus!

kathy b

I love when we say : Nope this is not doing it for me....and we have more yarn and we switch it up!!!! Good for you. I;ll look at the stream of concerns ...
stream just means a man's urine to this retired nurse...

kathy b

THANK YOU TINY DESK OF COLD PLAY ON NOW THANKS TO YOU! AND NPR

Mary

Delphinium=joy!

margene

That's a perfect yarn/pattern mashup! The concerts will be so nice to hear. I'm a little shaken (pun not intended) as we had a 5.7 earthquake at 7 this morning. There is extensive damage in SLC. Everyone I know is safe and well. I'm trying not to think of what's next.

Kim Sheehan

Gorgeous color! Good pivot!

Patty

Great color Kym! And thanks for the concert links! xo

Sarah

You can't look at that lovely color without smiling! Great choice!

Kat

Perfect yarn and pattern!! I could use some blue (skies) like that! :)

I have bookmarked the concerts page! Thank you!

Carole

That's a beautiful color! And the quote is perfect and I'm going to try and focus on it. I do okay for a while and then . . . at some point each day . . . Dale talks me down off the ledge.

Jane

I agree with putting away knitting that isn't bringing you joy. Honestly I adopted that motto about 18 months ago. The question I ask myself may sound morbid but it reminds me to knit with joy. "What would I choose if I could only knit one more thing?" and then I cast on two for good measure! The list of concerts is a nice link. Thanks.

Chloe

Sometimes color is everything. I have some bright yellow tucked away. It may come out earlier than intended. Your blue is among the happiest I have seen. Thanks for the music ideas! That and a fresh orange can bring a real lilt to a self-quarantining day.

Carolyn Seymour Thomas

Thanks so much for that concert calendar! Tuning in to the Malmo Symphony today! And love those Shut In & Sings...

Mary

woohoo - that color is making me smile, too ... what a perfect color for Spring!

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