Friday, March 11, 2011

Winding On

I'm exhausted.  I'm not exaggerating either.  I'm plum tuckered out.  This past week has been filled with clothes, toys, infant crap, etc.  I've been spending all my time co-chairing a huge children's consignment sale.  So if you've wondered (yet again) I'd wandered off to, there's your answer.

In knitting news, I finally started my cousin's wedding shawl.  I now have three weeks to get it finished.  Starting on Sunday, that's all I'll be doing for the foreseeable future.  I might take time out to eat and sleep, but we'll have to see about that.

When I start a new project, I always like take the hank and wind it into a nice tight little ball.  None of those fancy center pull balls for me, they always eventually collapse and turn into yarn barf.  So I started winding away while watching Top Gear the other night (the British version) while sitting in my favorite chair.  You really don't want to know how long it took me to wind that thousand yards of yarn.  You just don't.  I'll tell you anyway:  1.5 hours.  HOURS.  My hand was aching from holding that stupid ball. 


On the other hand, it was pure pleasure.  This may be the softest yarn I've ever worked with.  It's going to be incredible when all knit up.  Notice my confidence that I'm going to get this project finished in three weeks.  :)

Have a great weekend!