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My Undoing

The source of my undoing has arrived. No, not another Bichon puppy,

shetland yarn

the Shetland yarn from Jamieson and Smith. And fine yarn it is in many ways. The one on the right is Shetland Cobweb 1 ply with a little bit a of lamb spun in. Woolen spun, it is the traditional yarn used in Shetland knitting. The one on the right is Shetland Supreme. Worsted spun, it is 100% Shetland wool in a 1 ply lace weight yarn. I need to see how they both knit up before I decide which I will use for the baby shawl.

The day it arrived I was the one who took the long walk down the hill to the mailbox. Usually I go alone, but this time I took Yarn Rascal. He was in one of his over energetic moods that cause tornado-like destruction and I thought the walk back up the hill at a steady pace might kill him help rid him of some of that energy. I had no doubt in my mind that the pace I was going to set coming up hill was heart attack inducing for me, but desperate people do desperate things.

When I opened the mailbox there was the package. I knew right away what it was and a tingle of excitement quivered through me. The minute I removed the package Yarn Rascal knew what it was and began to leap, cry, and bark for it. I don’t know how this dog can sense when yarn is in a package, but he does.

Stumbling Walking back up the hill took more energy than I originally had in mind. It was hard to keep pace and wrestle a jumping, yipping, squealing Yarn Rascal. I kept saying “no” and “stop that” until I realized that I needed my mouth to breath and we were still short of the middle of the hill. Yarn Rascal, on the other hand, never broke a sweat. He bounced, yelped, and screeched his way up the hill.

When we finally entered the kitchen I dropped the leash and collapsed against the counter but not before I put the package well out of Yarn Rascal’s reach. My face was an unhealthy red color, according to The Skipper, and I could hear my heart pounding in my ears. But Yarn Rascal didn’t miss a beat. He continued jumping and crying, doing his best to get on the counter and at the yarn. I, on the other hand, was finished for the rest of the day; spent and tired. Lesson learned: Yarn Rascal’s energy far outweighs mine.

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