sheer comfort


knitting a 1930's sweater

This is what I do to relax:
  1. Watch a good sappy black and white film. (part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6, part 7, part 8, part 9, part 10)
  2. Knit a 1930's sweater which is turning out to be one of the simplest projects I've started in a long while.
  3. Pour myself a glass of red wine.
  4. Break off a piece of some amazing dark chocolate (which I admit is cheap, but still...sooo good).
  5. Continue to knit, eat chocolate, and sip wine; glancing up now and then to see Joan Crawford's knees buckle every time Melvyn Douglas enters the scene. (Um, yes, it's incredibly sappy, but who the heck cares?!)
  6. Repeat steps 1-5.


  1. Our conversation was so good last night. Thanks for taking all that time out to talk. I really miss that, an I miss you. I'll be trying to call you more. :)

  2. LOVE the sound of spending one's time like this! (Wish I could join you; chocolate, knitting, wine--could life get any better?! lol)

    Can't wait to see the sweater progress. ;)

  3. it all sounds heavenly - my relaxation is similar ;)

  4. oh lovely!! And eerily similar to my own relaxing technique!! ;) But I usually put on a BBC period drama.....this afternoon it was Under the Greenwood Tree, hot tea and gingersnaps over trimming an 1850's bodice! ;)

    Your knitting is coming along splendidly!!

  5. Ahh...what a perfect day! I wish I could join you. Well...maybe I can, in spirit, if I can just hunt out those old knitting needles and some yarn!

    You inspire me, Anna. :)

  6. Yay for relaxation! I could use some of this. I can't wait to see your knitted sweater. So Cute!

  7. Sounds nice and relaxing! I love the picture! :)