Archive for June 13th, 2015

I haven’t written much about the personal stuff going on. Suffice it to say, it includes my mother, emergency rooms and hospital stays and still nothing is resolved. If not for my knitting, I would have long ago embarrassed myself in hospital halls and emergency rooms by yelling because they don’t seem to understand what is said in normal conversational tones. I have met more doctors with Tin God attitudes than I thought could ever exist within such close geographic proximity to each other without internecine warfare breaking out.

Last night, after I left the hospital, I finished the “little sweater from hell” I’ve been knitting during all this. In all fairness, it’s not a complicated knit it’s all garter stitch. But whatever I could do wrong I did. I ran out of yarn in the middle of a row and ripped back to join another ball, inexplicably I changed to stockinette stitch for an inch (2.5) cm or so and ripped back, I dropped stitches and ripped back. But it’s done, set-in sleeves and all. Today it gets a bath and blocking. Tomorrow I take pictures of it, write up the pattern and by Tuesday I’ll be searching for test knitters. Ah, the plans of mice and men.

With all this upset in routine Yarn Rascal has once again put forth his best effort and received The Golden Paw Award.


I ordered some yarn. Sublime’s cashmere, silk, and merino blend for a second baby sweater I have in mind. I’ve had issues regarding the delivery of yarn that range from it never getting here to it arriving months after I’ve stop looking for it. The time lag between order and delivery is usually long. So I wasn’t expecting my recent order to arrive during the summer.

The yarn arrived in 3 days. Proof miracles do happen just not when I want them. The Skipper placed the package on the table. When I came home from the hospital that night, I failed to see it and secure it from Yarn Rascal. Instead, we went to bed and the nocturnal Yarn Rascal was, as usual, MIA doing his nocturnal things.

When the first bird sang at dawn, Yarn Rascal jumped into bed and burrowed down into the covers wrapped in and trailing yarn. Yes, he spent a wonderful evening with the Sublime yarn. He retrieved the package, which took climbing skills, tore it open and removed the yarn. Much to his delight he shredded the paper yarn wrappers. The way he was deeply entangled in the yarn I dare say that next to his most favorite Shetland Yarn, this blend of Sublime might come in a close second. The paper wrappers are toast, as is the invoice, but the yarn was none the worse for the wear. As he’s getting older, he’s learning how to handle yarn without tearing it up. I’m just filled with miracles.

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