Then when the wee girl fell in love with this yarn, I ordered some more ....and it arrived in a completely different colour range (no blue, which was the really nice part of it). I soldiered on with great gusto.... headlong into The Great Crochet Fiasco. (I won't dwell on that).
I bit the bullet and pulled out the knitting needles, deciding that the Acacia was the way to go with this yarn. I mean, I made the Olearia cardigan - surely I can make a simple top using the same stitches....?
Ahem.... apparently not. In the last three weeks, I've done (and undone) the first twelve rows seven times. SEVEN TIMES!!!
I'm beginning to consider crocheting the whole shebang into facecloths.
Or.....perhaps adopting a more zen approach to knitting might be in order (at least for the first 13 rows). Maybe I need to slow down and focus on the moment, stitch by stitch...
Case in point - my morning routine, pictured below......
Pictured: Knitting... with wake-up coffee, computer (emailing the office, answering emails, checking in on blogs, doing banking...) and blue yoga mat (that's more about inspiration than perspiration, these days) rolled out on the floor beside me.
Not Pictured: Making a packed lunch and getting a kid ready for school. ABC Kids blaring. Grumpy-in-the-morning bloke wandering about with coffee. Kitten wanting attention, food and a clean litter-tray. General disorganisation.
I think I've got the whole "doing relaxing things" a little bit wrong, somehow... There's a time and a place, right....? Or should I just go on, blaming the yarn..?