Saturday, August 07, 2010
Wild Card Weekend: What Do You Do When You're Not Writing?
So, Liz - what do you do when you're not writing?
The truth is, usually, not a lot. Writing three books a year takes a lot of time, then there’s the garden to keep under control and once in a while I have to get under the bed and battle with the dust bunnies.
Reader, I hesitated. I stopped. I went inside. And now, when I’m not writing (getting the best beloved’s breakfast, lunch, dinner!) I’m knitting this sweet little bolero for my six month old grand-daughter.
All has not been plain sailing. It’s years since I knitted – the last project being at Dr Who scarf for the first born. Huge, but not exactly taxing. But it’s like riding a bicycle. You never forget.
The best beloved looked across. “What’s the matter?’
“Nothing,” I said. Thinking, stick to food… And then I tiptoed into the next room where my laptop lives and, feeling totally stupid, typed “casting off” into Google. And there, bless her, was a lovely lady demonstrating how to do it.
The back is done, the left side. Confidence is high and now when anyone asks me what I do when I’m not writing, the answer is knitting. I may put it in a book.
Liz's latest book is SOS: Convenient Husband Required. You can catch up with Liz at her blog at www.lizfielding.blogspot.com or at her website, www.lizfielding.com.