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Ye Gods

Well, I knew the knitting gods would catch up with me.

The yarn I so anticipated arriving is lost in the mail. Fort Wayne, Indiana to be precise. I’ve been to the USPS here, I’ve called the USPS there–no one answered the phone for half a day at the Indiana place–and the package, which was sent Priority Mail back on December 14, seems to be nowhere. If there is a hell on earth, it must be Fort Wayne, Indiana.

The last “ping” from the package was that it arrived at Fort Wayne, Indiana. I know absolutely nothing about Indiana or the Fort Wayne area but it seems like it’s a black hole similar to what you’d find in deep space. Items go in and they don’t come out. So if anyone is planning on traveling, give a wide berth to the Bermuda Triangle called Fort Wayne.

All of this is to say I have no knitting.

I started to rework Ming Blue. I should have known better than to approach that sweater in the state I was in. Let’s just say if there really were knitting police, I’d be in big, big trouble. I’d be up for premeditate murder.

Undoing baby alpaca yarn after it has been knitted and the ends securely woven in is an insane idea takes more patience than one normal individual has on a good day. I don’t pretend to be “normal” and I wasn’t having a good day.

Baby alpaca yarn likes to cling to itself. Carefully unpicking a yarn that doesn’t want unpicking isn’t easy. After two and a half hours I had only unpicked part of the neck. Neither yarn nor I were doing well, when I hit the snag of all snags.

I tried not to reach for the scissors. I struggled for another 15 minutes. As time clicked by, I knew if I took scissors in hand it wouldn’t turn out well. Yet, reach for the scissors I did.

It was going to be just a little snip. Really, I intended to make a little snip just to get past the snag. Then the scissors slipped. Okay, okay, no they didn’t just slip they…I…I…snipped more that just a snip.

The sweater was still together but I had come undone. I scissored that sucker right down the middle from neckline to hemline. Ming Blue is no more. I murdered it.

So here I am: No knitting and a cut up sweater. I knew something awful was going to happen when I knitted that pair of sock in 6 days. Oh, ye gods!

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