Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Oh Dear....

I don't think I'm going to have enough yarn for the edging. I haven't even turned the first corner yet and it took half a ball of yarn to get this far. I have one ball left. I'm going to call Jamieson and Smith tomorrow and order some more, but I don't think it will get here in time for me to finish this project up before the fair.

You know, I don't care as much as I used to. I'll still have a beautiful blanket sooner or later. The dyelots might not match, it might not get a ribbon, but I'll still have a lovely piece of knitting and sooner or later I'll make the perfect shawl.

I think it may be that Dexter is helping me to be a more relaxed person. He makes me laugh, he makes me exercise, and he helps me to live in the moment. I have a very good head on my shoulders, but it does like to spin. By that I mean that I get ideas in my head that go round and round and wind me up. Once upon a time, I used to think about food all the time. More recently it has been knitting. But now, when I'm with Dexter on a walk, I have to be present in the moment and I'm learning to extend that to other parts of my life. I really like being the more mellow me.

On the other hand, it could just be that I'm still relaxed from vacation..... What do you think?


  1. Bummer about the yarn. I like to knit until I have no leftovers either. I'm glad Dexter is helping your inner self relax. It's another responsibility, like a child, but they can be so much fun. They also don't whine about the computer and later on want your car keys.

  2. Don't worry too much about being relaxed and enjoying life. Your stress mojo will come back, and everything will be just as happily chaotic as before (ask me how I know!)

  3. Hurrah for living in the moment! Dogs are great for showing you how to do that. And why do we let knitting get stressful?? All efforts should be made to keep it the relaxing pasttime we want it to be. Sorry about your running out of yarn, though. Just because it's supposed to be relaxing doesn't mean it always is =/