Yes, we did have the baby here this weekend – and yes, it was fabulous – but I did work, just like I do most weekends. I never spend hours at it, just one or two right around dawn, in this case before the baby was even awake, and mostly I edited what I wrote last week. Still, I had a sense of accomplishment. That’s a nice way to start the day.
Practially speaking, this kind of schedule works for me. For one thing, I’m up early anyway, and with everyone else asleep, it’s not like I have company. For another, if I didn’t get up, I’d lie in bed thinking of my book anyway – and, for a third, this intimacy is good. When I’m away from my characters even for the weekend, it takes a while to get back into the mindset. Conversely, if those characters stay with me, even for only an hour a day, Monday morning writing is a snap.
Another neat thing? Babies nap. No, I didn’t write while Evie napped. I knitted – crocheted, actually, though I hadn’t planned it quite this way. Remember in my last blog, how I showed you the hats I made for Evie and her friend? The more I looked, the more I believed that the orange one with the multi-colored rose was wrong. The orange one needed an orange rose. So I made an orange rose.
Of course, I then found myself with a multi-colored rose that had no hat, and what choice did I have but to make a hat for it?
I actually ran out of dark pink yarn, hence the light pink brim, but it works. If you have any doubt, take a look at this.
Seconds after we took this picture, she pulled the hat down over her eyes and looked out at me through the holes. I thought I’d die.
BTW, I takes two hours max to crochet a hat like this. For those of you who’ve asked for the pattern, I’ll post it later this week. Don’t crochet? I gotta tell you, for a hat like this it’s worth learning.