40 Minutes Shy of FO Friday

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On Monday, I was confident I’d have this little triangle shawl done by Friday.  On Wednesday, I knew that was crazy talk.  Somewhere yesterday morning, I had talked myself back into it.  I was so close.  Surely I could squeak a little knitting into my busy day.  I didn’t plan for distractions though!

One benefit of knitting with mini skeins…I could easily estimate how much I had left.  I’m using two skeins of each color.  I counted 8 rows in the first teal mini.  Take one away to account for the growth of each row, that means I had 6 rows to go plus the bind off.  In my 30 minute ‘commute’ I was able to get 3 rows done.  That leaves me 3 rows plus the bind off left, or roughly 40 minutes of knitting to go!  The optimist in me (aka the lady full of crazy talk) things Friday isn’t over yet!  There’s still time.

But first, I’ve gotta put the distraction out of my mind. IMG_4111

Anyone who’s read this blog regularly should have figured out I have a stash accumulation problem.  It’s completely justified to assume I’ve done it again and added more yarn to the stash.  This is some awesome stuff too…I’m a big fan of Ireland and Irish yarns (my favorite sweater, wore daily, is blue tweed from Ireland!)  Much to everyone’s surprise, this is not my yarn!  It’s a big distraction though…

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It’s a big tangled distraction!  I have a friend, a delightful, irresistible fellow that I just adore.  Like all of us, he has a mother.  It’s safe to say that she played a big part in his delightful, irresistibleness so when she asked for help with her lovely yarn that had become a tangled mess, I couldn’t say no.  I was happy to find it’s not nearly as bad as it looks.  This is a rather sticky wool, so while it looks bad, the stick has actually prevented the tangle from becoming horrible.  It now looks like this…

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There’s one skein left to untangle.  Hard to say where my attention will go next, both the tangle and the cashmere triangle will be satisfying to finish.  The sense of accomplishment from turning a big tangle of yarn into a neatly wound cake is something I’m sure only knitters can appreciate.  After a frustrating afternoon at the new job, having tangible success on my hands was just what I needed!  It is safe to say, they’ll both be finished by Monday!  TGIF!  Nothing like work to make you appreciate the weekend!

Happy Knitting!  See you Monday!

10 thoughts on “40 Minutes Shy of FO Friday

    1. It’s one of those things, I enjoy but certainly not enough to tangle my yarn intentionally. There’s even a group on Ravelry that volunteers to untangle yarn if you send it to them. I’m also not that crazy! I love knowing that others are though…we have such a special brand of weird in the knitting world!

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      1. Good god – no! I’d never tangle yarn intentionally, that’s just cruel to the fiber and a great way to piss it off.

        I’m all for helping others sort out their yarns though, and I’ve just joined that group on Ravelry! I didn’t see anyone in it from the Bay Area so I might be getting some tangles coming my way soon :)
        I really like our brand of weird here :D

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    1. It’s good to hear the ‘enjoy the journey’ mantra everyday! :) It’s so true! I don’t stress over not finishing, It’s more excitement for the finished project and the even greater excitement of starting something new. Still, it’s good to slow the brain, be mindful of the process rather than so focused on what’s next!

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