December 10, 2014

Don't You Just Love...

A project that knits up quickly? Especially when there is a due date? (I don't like the pressure of due dates on my knitting. I don't want more pressure.) Knit in somewhere around 15sts/4", this baby is flying along. Photo below from Monday. Now the project lacks only tail and teeth and blocking.

 Such a nice change from socks. Socks knitting up on US #0 needles.

Life's little victories? The Shark Hat calls for a bit of red yarn, and a bit of white yarn. I knew there must be some hiding in the stash, left over from the last Shark Hat. Currently, my stash is sort of organized, into the side with (mostly) animal fibers and the side with (mostly) plant fibers. (yarns only, unspun stuff is a different category) Further broken into groups like; project groupings, yarn weight, random hand-spun, color, and odd bits + leftover bits. I freely admit I don't understand my brain's organization style, but if I try and fight it, well, then I really can't find anything.

So I went right to the leftover bits box and didn't find my red or white yarn. Okay, maybe the other side of my brain put those yarns in a different box. I went through the next most likely boxes, although they were only likely by process of elimination. "Let's see, they shouldn't be in the hand-spun boxes, or the sock wt (not much of that left, maybe I should spin some more?) or the lace wt. (Hmm, lace-weight, I hardly ever knit lace-weight. Why do I have it?). I ended up going through those boxes anyway, because I still couldn't find the yarn I was looking for. Well, maybe a friend needed those bits , and I gave them away? I didn't remember doing that, but it could happen. I was running out of places to look. Over in the corner was a box with some warp ends and small weaving samples, things that haven't been sorted yet. Meaning, I not sure how I want to 'organize' them. Anyway, that is where I found the missing yarn ball bits. Yippee! No doubt, the yarns were tossed in the box when the box was still in the family room, then moved to the closet in a tidy-up moment. Really, the entire search probably took less time than it took to write about it. It was just as gratifying as finding all three sets of interchangeable needles the week before.


  1. I love this little peek into your interesting thought processes!

  2. HAH! Just wait, Michelle - she'll start finding yarn bits and such in the freezer, AND will have a perfectly logical explanation as to why she stashed them there....