you've got to start somewhere...

For years now, yes, YEARS... I have been fascinated by the word 'knit' in prose. I have long thought that it would be a chore fun to chronicle all of the sentences I have come across in literature that contain the word 'knit'. Now years later and many opportunities missed..."Why, that is an interesting sentence with 'knit' in it...I should write it down"...I am finally going to do it. One has to start somewhere and even if I had started years ago, I still would have had many missed opportunities up to that point too.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

"The Crossing Places" by Elly Griffiths

"By now I have resigned myself to spinsterhood and godmotherhood and slowly going mad, knitting clothes for my cats out of my own hair," thinks Ruth, neatly overtaking an overburdened people carrier.  She is nearly forty and although it is not impossible that she should still have a child she has noticed people mentioning it less and less.   -Ruth-

Nelson reads intently, his brows knitted together. 'It's good, seeing it all spread out like this,' he says at last, 'otherwise you can't tell which is a quote and which is just mumbo jumbo.'  

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Gone Girl - Amy

"I waited patiently - years for the pendulum to swing the other way, for men to start reading Jane Austen, learn how to knit, pretend to love cosmos, organize scrap book parties, and make out with each other while we leer".