I do not believe I will be able to find someone who can explain to me why I, acknowledged to be a fast knitter/crocheter, who can start a hat at the beginning of the Wednesday night knit club and have a finished hat at the end of it three hours later, take an entire day at home to make a hat.
I just know I started that hat yesterday before noon. I’m pretty darn sure of it and yet it was dark outside and it’s been getting dark after 7 pm lately; it was after dark when the hat finally came off the needles. I know I stopped working to work out. But I sure didn’t work out for ten hours. I know I stopped to make dinner. But why wasn’t it done before I stepped into the kitchen – to make a fabulous dinner of porterhouse steak with onion sauce. OMG, that was some good stuff. I don’t understand what happened.
So, I can only conclude the time at the mall is different from the time in the house. The mall is in a different dimension and considering the Friday afternoon knit together is also in a mall, the time must be different there as well.
The time must be different because the space is different. The dimension must be different because I swear, I can finish a hat in the three – three and a half hours I am there and that includes eating dinner or lunch. It would also explain why the crochet Juliet cap is till not done and I know it’s been in my hands and worked. I am convinced there’s something here and a studious and committed science student who figures this out could find themselves in Oslo.
I have a confession: in the wee hours this morning, I purchased some yarn. I did not give in to the temptation of the yarn sales. I was looking at the shop because I wasn’t renewing the expired or sold out listings because this is a slower time in the shop and I was also looking at the list I made of how many of each item I’ve sold and one of the biggest sellers is this and I am running low on this yarn. It is also a yarn from Hobby Lobby and according to Miss Vickie they still haven’t restocked their shelves which were supposed to be restocked at the end of last month. If you look on their website, it is clear they haven’t made much progress since I thought they were restocking the shelves but they did have this particular fiber stocked and they also had the fiber that made this and because I think it’s a fun fiber that would look good in other patterns, I took advantage of the free shipping and ordered five skeins. Also, I’ve sold a couple of the black tweed hats and wanted to have some more on hand. I just used my last skein last week.
It was purely a business decision. Not a speck of fun in it.
I did have some fun with a yarn color called Ocean from Caron by the Pound. Those who have been around for some time may recall Caron by the Pound was my fiber of choice before I found Hobby Lobby but now since it seems Hobby Lobby is in flux, I cannot rely on them as I have. I used the ocean before but the color just hit me yesterday – maybe that’s why it took so long to make the hat; I was admiring the color. I can also tell you the taupe color I prefer is also Caron by the Pound. But I have abandoned the idea of using just one yarn brand. Hobby Lobby has broken my heart and I will never love that way again.
It gave me the idea I should keep notes on the fibers I really enjoy using and to get them when I need to restock. I would love to get the stash down from the more than 140+ different varieties to about ten with a variety of acrylics, blends and natural fibers. The Caron in ocean would be one of them because the color is so rich and yet so calming.
Today’s knitting agenda is a taupe cable hat followed by an elfin in green and a redo of a gray puff. I’d have better luck finishing them if I went to the mall.