Friday, July 11, 2014


It took me a few hours last night to sort out how to lengthen the sleeves on the unfinished sweater. Some time after that I realized that I stopped knitting three years ago because I was out of the blue yarn. That's out of character - I usually go into every project with a couple of extra skeins. But I was excited about the pattern and 'shopping' from my stash so my judgement was clearly impaired.

I decided to unravel everything I had done and start again using the same type of yarn for some of the stripes and something else from my stash for the others. The unwinding was meditative and the fresh start is a statement of optimism. That's not a bad tradeoff for a few hours of time spent on the project.

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