Do you see that nice little oval ball of yarn? Well, it represents a lot of frustration and wasted time. I got up and about early this morning in hopes of having a little knitting time.
Today is the first day of a mystery knit-a-long by Boo Knits, one of my favorite, favorite, favorite designers. Trouble is I didn't have yarn or beads picked out to start; and, our LYS is only open Wednesday thru Friday. Impatiently, I dug in my stash and pulled out this Madelinetosh Light in Esoteric (isn't that a cool name for a colorway?!). It wasn't the lace weight called for in the KAL, but I LOVE the color AND I found some leftover black beads!
Finished all my early To Do List and was all excited to settle down and cast on... until, duh, I realized that both skeins were still in hanks. You can't knit from hanks. I KNEW I should have just waited until tomorrow and took it in to the LYS to have it wound OR drove the 30 minutes to where my swift and ball winder were.
But, impatience took over. I only had a small window of knitting time; so, I decided to wind one hank into a ball the old-fashioned-way, without the benefit of a swift or an extra pair of hands. I knew the perils. Imagined that I would be extra careful. blah... blah... blah...
Any of you who have wound 420 yards of fingering weight yarn know that, if it gets out of control, the tangles can be vicious. At this point, I was starting to think about cutting it out! I KNOW that you have to struggle GENTLY with yarn tangles or they only get WORSE! But, man, oh, man, it can make you want to scream. As it is, I had yet ANOTHER life-lesson in patience and not fighting so hard against the problem at hand. I did finally get it all untangled... but, needed to step-away-from-the-yarn by then! LOL!
Thus, the need for a little comfort. I saw this recipe in an old Southern Living magazine when I was cleaning last week. It is a fresh apple and cream cheese goody. I'll have to report back on how it tastes. It is cooling right now... along with my impatience! ;)
Hope your week finds you making smarter, more patient choices!! And, it's not too late to join the Morticia Mystery KAL by Boo Knits!
"Patience is the companion of wisdom."
~ St. Augustine
blessings ~ tanna