My yarn is the boss of me. Again.
Saturday September 08th 2012, 9:31 pm
Filed under: Knitting a Gift,Warm Hats Not Hot Heads

The third hat this week is done and it’s ready to go to Congressman Cleaver. My photos and blog aren’t playing together–I want to show some of this stuff off!

Well anyway.

I was walking in the room where some of my stash is, wondering what to make for yesterday’s physician who cleared a path in her schedule when I needed her, and some Colourmart silk in a shimmery ice rose practically threw itself into my hands. It wasn’t what I was expecting; I questioned it; I have a lot of different yarns and colors, and it’s actually easier to knit wool than silk, from a purely selfish point of view. And silk might not be the most practical thing for a mom of young kids. And do I know if that’s really her color?

It listened to me stating all my objections like a patient mom in the kitchen with a teenager with their arms folded. And then I caved. Size 4mm needles and I’m off.

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If you had tried to knit something else, it likely would have exchanged roles with the patient mom and about the fifth time it rolled its eyes at you, you would have put it into time out and picked up that silk anyway. Happy knitting!

Comment by twinsetellen 09.09.12 @ 5:24 am

No coincidences. Thank you for listening to your yarn!

Comment by Channon 09.09.12 @ 6:52 am

Sometimes the most unexpected things are meant to be! Hope your camera and blog start working together again, because I want to see what it wants to be.

Comment by ccr in MA 09.09.12 @ 7:15 am

What can you do when it practically flies into your face?

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 09.09.12 @ 7:31 am

You are so good at listening to your intuition that I’m surprised that you questioned it!

If it HAD been the patient mom, it would have also given you the raised eyebrow of “Really?”

If it had been the teen daughter, there would have been a huge dramatic Sigh.

Can’t wait to see the results!

Comment by Kathy in San Jose 09.09.12 @ 7:39 am

Yarn whisperer…

Enjoy the present making! 🙂

Comment by Suzanne from Montreal 09.09.12 @ 12:40 pm

At least you pay attention!

Comment by Don Meyer 09.09.12 @ 1:17 pm

but even a mom needs something that just says “luxury just for me” — silk sounds right to me!

Comment by Bev 09.09.12 @ 1:58 pm

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