Here’s the definition of quandary: : a state of perplexity or doubt.
I’m perplexed because I don’t know what to knit. I thought this was going to be such a cool collage, because in real life the two sides of the skein are so different, you wouldn’t know it was the same yarn. The efffect I was looking for in the photos just didn’t work.
This is some yarn I ordered from Sockpixie quite a while ago. There’s not a colorway on it. All I know is that it’s 2,500 yards and it took forever to wind. Now I don’t know what to do with it. Although it’s much more gorgeous in person, it’s just not talking to me right now. So…..
The week before we left on vacation, I ordered two batches of yarn for Maplewing. When we got home, both packages were waiting for me. I opened the first one and absolutely loved the yarn. Unfortunately, she’d sent me the smaller skein, instead of the 1,700 yards I’d paid for. So, with great eagerness, I opened the other package. I’d ordered two skeins of a colorway. I got two skeins. Unfortunately, they were different colorways. I’m not going to tell you who I ordered from, because within hours of emailing both people, I had responses back with fixes for both. Nobody is perfect, and I want to extend grace the way I’d hope people would extend grace to me when I make a mistake.
All that to say, I don’t know what to knit! Or I didn’t until 8:30 this morning. I pulled out this skein of yarn and these beads.
It’s Whisper Soft Lace from The Woolen Rabbit. The colorway is New England Red, the color that Anne Hanson used for her Maplewing. I’m making Miralda’s Triangular Shawl from Nancy Bush’s Knitted Lace of Estonia. I’d like to cast on right now. But I can’t.
*I have four poodle skirts to finish.
*I goofed off most of the day with my girlfriend.
*I have a garbage bag of ski clothes in my dining room. I’m pretty sure that’s not where they belong. They need to be laundered before I put them away for the year.
*The people in this house think they need to eat. They’re getting Pizza Hut!
*18 miles is too far for Superblonde to walk to get home from drivers ed.
*I haven’t pulled homeschool curriculum for the next few weeks yet. Yes, it’s already Tuesday. She did do a math assignment today. We’ll work hard the next three days.
*I haven’t finished my assignment for a school fundraiser. I don’t want to be the deadbeat mom.
*And most important of all, I have to find some needles first.
I’ll start with the stuff in the dining room!