We just learned that you are a lapsed knitter. In the New York Times the other day, you talked with Dave Itzkoff, who is probably not a knitter. In particular, this got our attention:
Do you have ambitions outside of acting?
I’d like to become a better knitter. There was a period of time where I was knitting hats a lot, and I would like to get back to that. I found it really relaxing.
My co-blogette Kay and I understand this. We’ve been there. We know what it is to cram a half-finished mohair cardigan in a Le Sportsac duffel bag and stow it in the attic for ten years. We have put down the needles. And. Walked. Away.
We have also walked back to the needles, repeatedly, and we think you’re right to be jonesing for more knitting in your life. Knitting would be the source of world peace if everybody would just stop, drop, and knit. You could be a big factor in world peace if you’d take up the hat-making again.
In fact, Kay and I would be happy to help restore your knitting mojo, anytime. I’m in Nashville; Kay is in New York. We are here to help. We think about this stuff all the time. We could talk Fair Isle knitting, intarsia, you name it. Just leave a comment, and we’ll be in touch with some yarn suggestions and a juicy pattern or two.
In Other News
Julia, one of our traditions is to take a photograph of ourselves wearing finished objects. It’s a compulsive need to prove that we finished the thing that we wrote about in excruciating detail for weeks at a time—as if nobody will believe that we finished something despite the fact that all 42,000 stitches have been documented in this space. Here’s my latest finished object:
This is exactly the sort of project you would enjoy. It’s like a hat, only more. I’m not going to dwell on the fact that I made this totally wrong, that it has way more pointy bits than it was supposed to. We’ll just call it festive and be done with it.