Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Yarn Along: Unraveled

 I haven't been knitting much lately. Actually, I take that back. I've started the same hat twice and taken it out twice because I couldn't find where I made an error that essentially derailed the entire pattern. I don't know what happened. Twice. It's an easy hat and it's one that I've knit before, but I think I'm just too tired right now. I want to knit, but I'm exhausted (the twins are waking up a lot  lately) and consequentially, I'm more unfocused than I realized. 

Other than my doomed hat, I unraveled two projects to reclaim the yarn. Do you remember this sweater? It was simply too small. It barely fit long enough for me to take pictures of Liam wearing it. I knew that I could donate it to a baby in need, but ultimately, I just wasn't that proud of this sweater and I proceeded to unravel it. Now, unraveling isn't as easy as I thought it would be. In the end, I had to let some of the yarn go, but I've reclaimed enough for a hat.
                                    How about this little sweater? Do you remember this one? I never finished it. I remember how much I wanted a little shrug to match that cute Hawaiian sundress, but I just never loved this yarn. It seemed too floppy. So, I unraveled this one too. Some of the yarn got way too tangled for me to spend precious time untangling (I really hate yarn waste), but I got enough for another project.
                                              Here's what that little shrug looks like now.
             I really don't consider it a huge loss. I know that I can always knit something else. I learn from every project that goes well and I learn from every project that eventually gets rewound into a nice little yarn ball. I always bite off way more than I can chew and this should be a lesson in finishing projects before moving onto new ones.
As for reading, I haven't finished a book in weeks. When I get into bed, I just want to sleep because I know one of the twins is going to wake up and I need all the sleep I can get. I do have  book club this week and of course, I'm behind, but we're reading Little Bee . I should wrap this up, hop in bed and read for a few minutes before sleep overtakes me.

Hopefully, I will have a more positive Yarn Along next week. Join Ginny for some inspiring yarn tales. 

1 comment:

Lilli said...

Hello Carmen; found your blog through 'Yarn along'. My knitting is still so slow, that I haven't participated myself - hopefully I will some day.

I live in rural Norway and have started to think about homeschooling my soon 3 year old daughter (homeschooling is rare, but possible, here).
Also, I'm full of admiration for any mother of five! You have lovely children!