Wednesday, November 9, 2011

A step forward, followed by a step back....

Good morning everyone!  It is Wednesday, and we are Yarning Along with Ginny and joining in with Tami's Work in Progress  and Ambassador Crochet today!

This past weekend, I had a goal of housework and handicrafting.  I wanted to end Sunday with a clean house and some finished projects.

However, as is often the case, as soon as I focus on such a goal, little road blocks start to appear...

Much of the house was cleaned, but the handicrafting was a one step forward, two steps back sort of affair.

I added some rows to my daughter's blanket, but it is still far from finished.  I did add quite a few rows to the shawl I am crafting as a gift for the holiday season, and can now say that it is approximstely one third of the way done.

But the hat that was nearly finished last week?  Well, that is another story.

The dear hat was nearly finished, just another half hour to put in for a few more rows, and it would be complete.  But I put it off...and put it off some more...  And when my kids decided that they wanted to make a "trap" in the living room for "alligators", and wanted to use some yarn that they had found to do so, I said no problem.  I was cleaning afterall, and happy for the peace such playtime provided.

That is, until I saw the yarn they were using....they didn't realize it at the time, but the bundle of gray yarn that was being pullled and tangled around the room was connected it to the nearly-done hat....which is no longer so nearly-done....

But, the kids did have fun...and that's the important part, right?  Right???

Well, that is all on this end :)  Head on over to Ginny's, Tami's, and Ambassador's Crochet other interesting ventures into fiber and literary fun.

I will see you there!


  1. You must have wanted to cry when you saw that yarn. A little frustrating, huh?

  2. Uh oh, I think there needs to be a lesson in touchable vs untouchable yarn! At least they had fun, and I'm sure it'll be a funny memory soon enough, but I bet you weren't too impressed at the time! Hope it doesn't take too long to get back to where you were.

  3. lol !!! that made me laugh !! its the kind of thing my kids would do !! cant wait to see the finshed blanket.

  4. You're much more forgiving than I am. I'm not sure I could manage to be so understanding! At least it was the hat and not the blanket! LOL!

  5. Oh dear. Kinda hard to get made, right?!

  6. oh my - I am sure you dealt with that much better than the screaming mess I would have been had my children done that to a nearly finished project here!

    Hope your week is less frustrating!


  7. What a story! Being able to blog a funny tale must take some of the sting out of it. : ) Glad to have found your blog through WIPW. I also live with my family on a "mini-farm" with the animals (cats, dog, sheep, goats, chickens) and our garden and fruit trees.

  8. Can I say it for you??? AARRRGGGGGHHHHH!!!!!!!

    Looking forward to seeing the finished blanket and shawl! x

  9. Kids, important lesson, mommy toys are not kid toys, ask first! My guys used my knitting needles for swords, did I mention they had been in a project when liberated?

  10. Aaargh! But yeah, the kids enjoyed it.....
    I planned a mega clean last weekend so that I could spend the following 2 days before work knitting away. Didn't happen - the littlies jst followed behind me re-messing all my tidy spaces!

  11. Some how I always manage the crafting bit and not the cleaning bit - oh well there is always next weekend.
    Sorry about the hat but it sure sounds like the kids had fun. Happy you got some crafty time in.
    Enjoy the blanket and the shawl.


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