I recently went from a very busy high pressure job in a doctor’s office to a quiet existence in a furniture showroom. Because there is only so much dusting to do and few customers to come in and move things around, I have started going a little nutty with my spare time. I needed something to do that kept my hands busy, because I do not always have access to a computer.
A few days ago I
escaped took a walk to Duane Reade to get some snacks. I took a few wrong turns and ended up in front of Purl Soho. It was a knitting paradise with gorgeous yarns that all called my name. If I had the time I would’ve spent hours in there studying the different types of yarns and other projects they had (umm hello looming, I will be back for you!).
Getting good yarn is not cheap, but the color and texture is something quite special. This yarn is a wool/cashmere blend that I do not seem to be allergic to. I’ve been on the hunt for merlots and goldenrods lately. This yarn is a gorgeous golden orange with many different flecks of color in it. Now I would like to start dying my own yarn… oh boy, I’m getting ahead of myself. Project ADHD!
The yarn comes bundled in a wrapped-up form, not in a ball. I usually avoid the yarn balls at home (due to my cat stealing them and making them her own personal toys), but it’s a lot easier to knit from a ball, especially when you’re hiding it under your desk! The store was packed with other excited knitters and there was a long wait for them to ball the yarn for me. I returned to work and first made a mess of a tangle. This turned out to be a blessing.
I spent the last few days at work untangling and rolling the ball and it has been more relaxing than the act of knitting itself. I need to buy more yarn just to make yarn balls! Once I completed the ball I felt a sense of accomplishment and simultaneous sadness. I found a pattern online for my intended project (a knit earwarmer/headband) and quickly realized I am not good at following a pattern. I have created my own Maggie-pattern and will post instructions as soon as I can figure out what the heck I’m doing. One thing is for certain, I have no idea exactly what I’m doing just yet, but I know it will come out quite special.
Promises of updates soon!