Thursday, 6 September 2007

Cannibalism and other fun things to try

Ok.....Now that I have your attention :)

Remember my lack of patience with the whole mile long scarf thing? See here for the latest photographic evidence of my self inflicted insanity. Not wanting to prolong my suffering and drive myself around the bend I came to a decision today. Let's face it...I need my last nerve for dealing with my kids.

I decided to use the yarn to make socks instead. Because I don't want to make the scarf nervous, I started at the other end, of the skein. I don't want it to see me coming. Otherwise it might get scared and head for the bottom of the UFO pile. I'm also doing this so if I fall and hit my head, take leave of my senses and go back to the sock/scarf, I'll have a way out. I can always continue to work on the scarf while in recovery from the awful accident. I guess that it doesn't count as true cannibalism as the scarf isn't a finished object. But since I would probably never actually finish it...this is close enough.

And now for something completely different....
My friend Taph has decided to do the Seven Things Spring challenge. For some strange reason, I decided to put my hand up and join in. I think mainly it's because the crap around this place is starting to pile up. The Seven Things Project was started by Earthchick back in '06. It all boils down to being content with less stuff.

It's not like I have a lot of stuff myself, but with three kids...stuff tends to accumulate. I want to be pickier about the stuff that comes into the house. I want my kids to get rid of the knock-down-drag-out-carpet-chewing temper tantrums when they want something.

I want them to be able to see their bedroom floors.....oh wait....picking up their stuff is a whole different challenge.

I've already got a bag of yarn up for grabs.....Let's not get excited and start emailing me for first dibs. There is a reason why it's tastes have become more refined and the stuff is .......well you know. The yarn will go up on freecycle today. There is about 30 balls in the bag so count them gone......

Since last Saturday, all I've bought for my own use was a pair of Trak pants and two bras. So what if it's a lame start, it is still a start. On Saturday my seven things week starts over so I'll aim higher than just getting rid of crap yarn.

Until next time
Yours in Yarn, (nice yarn that is)
The Fibreholic


MadMad said...

You were knitting a scarf out of sock yarn?! No wonder you were driven mad, woman! Scarves are the devil's spawn when they are made out of fat yarn, never mind the skinny stuff. (How's that for technical terms...?) But I'm pretty sure professional knitters unwind, wash and rehang their yarn with weights, etc. before re-skeining so they can knit anew. Now, I don't do any of that. But I think you're supposed to...

Taphophile said...

Go the cannabilism; love the red in that sock/skarf/skock.

Very brave of you to rid yourself of yarn. That's one of the hardest things to do, even when it's not very good yarn.

Georgie said...

You're a braver woman than I with this de-cluttering stuff - the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak. So I am watching with interest and plan on being inspired.

Love that yarn too - looks great both ways!

TinkingBell said...

Well done - I've got to get really busy today and do more pile of - well - stuff!! I agree with Taph about getting rid of yarn - too hard for me- even crappy yarn is better than none!