Thursday, November 10, 2011


As the granny blankie I am making my bff (for a housewarming present) is well and truly on its way, I am reminded of a line from the film Julie & Julia:

Chocolate cream pie! You know what I love about cooking? I love that after a day when nothing is sure and when I say nothing, I mean nothing. You can come home and absolutely know that if you add egg yolks to chocolate and sugar and milk, it will get thick. That's such a comfort.

After a fractured week of frayed nerves and flagging confidence, the knowledge that a few balls of wool, one crochet hook and a few sweet loop-de-loops will produce a lovely granny square -- and that, eventually, all these granny squares will form a beautiful snuggly blankie -- well, that certainly brings comfort!

It's also probably the only way I force myself to sit down for half an hour.

For more comforting creative spaces, please visit the lovely site hosted by the even lovelier kootoyoo!

1 comment:

  1. Oh I love that quote too... and since I'm no cook I related it to hooky pleasures of the yarny variety too.

    Your squares are looking good.