“…They all walked the floor; except Susan, who got out her grey war sock.
‘Mrs. Dr. dear, I must knit on Sunday at last. I have never dreamed of doing it before for, say what might be said, I
have considered it was a violation of the third commandment. But whether it is or whether it is not I must knit today
or I shall go mad.’
‘Knit if you can, Susan,’ said Mrs. Blythe restlessly. ‘I would knit if I could—but I cannot—I cannot.’”
Don’t worry though, because just a few pages later we find Anne knitting away, though in agitation she knits four inches past where she should have turned the heel.
“They found Madam Fraser engaged in teaching Holly the intricacies of a new knitting stitch.
‘Oh, hello,’ the gray-haired woman said as they came in the door. Then to Holly, ‘No, dearie, no. You
wind the yarn around twice, and then—,’
‘Show me too,’ Helene said.
There was a brief discussion of the pattern, the eventual effect, and the kind of yarn to use. Jake thought it
gave a pleasantly cozy touch to the murder.
I think it is pretty cozy too.