Two at once...
I’m definitely happy with my dual choice. I rarely let myself flip back and forth between knitting projects—even though I’m often working on as many as four books at a time—so this feels adventurous. I take a particular pleasure in the fact that they look so nice next to each other, complementary colors and all. I didn’t plan it that way, but happy accidents are one of the blessings of knitting.
Now, at the headbands, the hats feel similar. One is ribbed, the other seed stitch. The distinction will show up soon, when the Knitty hat veers off into challenging cables while the curly cue hat settles into a band of stockinette.
Hats are pint-sized and portable projects, showing off their progress with a satisfying speed. As I grind toward a difficult book deadline, the promise of accomplished knitting holds high value indeed. I think every writer should knit—it’s the perfect counterbalance to what we do!