Friday, 13 February 2015

Sock goodness.

It's very busy right now.  I have taken on a small second bookkeeping job and like everybody, he left everything to the last minute and needs the data entered with an almost impossible deadline.  

Thank heaven for lunchtime knitting. At least I get that.  Its just sock knitting and I am not really deeply connected to the colours or the yarn of it.  But it is something.  It is also the only thing that I am working on right now that doesn't have a problem.  I will appreciate this plane jane sock for that.

I have 2 days to play this weekend (one to work this long weekend) and I do mean to play.  I intend to go through my sock yarn with a fine tooth comb.  There is a lot of the yarn that I bought for Mr. Needles socks and some of it isn't something I would use for myself.  time to sort that out.

Then there is yarn that I like, but that I know will not stand up to my rigourous, and lazy, washer and dryer demands for socks. If I won't use it for socks, and I don't think I would use it for mittens or other small projects, the it is out.  

Then there is the class best described as the 'what the heck was I thinking' class of sock yarn.  That doesn't mean it isn't good yarn, its just not a fabric or type of blend I really want to work with.  I am certain I had a reason for it, but if I can''t remember it...  

I think this must be a stage of stash.  It is certainly a stage of the life I am living too.  I think it is the stage which might be called the ' if I won't enjoy working with it, why the heck do I have it' stage.  Or maybe it isn't a stage, just a fact of a tiny house.

Anyway that is the plan for the weekend and I can't wait!  I love playing in piles of yarn.  I love being reminded of the yumminess of yarn, of the lovely things that lurk inside boxes and storage containers.  

Sock yarn is a small thing in the grand scheme of life, but socks are big and good socks out of good yarns is the goal.   


Sel and Poivre said...

I used to hang on to things I might someday use but now it feels like I know myself better and am able to write off many of those "maybe"'s because now I see them as "never''s.

Bottom line, big house or small, once you get rid of stuff, you gain space where the stuff used to be.

Enjoy your yarn play!

Sel and Poivre said...

Big house or small - when the stuff is sent packing there's always more space to be had!

Enjoy your yarn play!