A Different Kind of Work In Progress!

Errrrr …. no …. I’m NOT with child although in my mind, that’s one of the most beautiful WIPs in the whole wide world!  LOLOL!!!

The W.I.P that I’m talking about is one that’s been watching me since March 2011.  Yeah … I know … more than two years.

Let’s just back-track a little.  More than two years ago, when I was a yarn newbie, I bought some skeins from a now defunct Sanguine Gryphon.  The yarn arrived, they were beautiful but I didn’t have a swift; that umbrella, ella, ella, aye, aye, aye (I couldn’t resist saying that … LOLOL!) thingie used to make the yarn cakes.  So I tried to use a chair … one that didn’t MOVE people!!!!!  So my ball-winder was going but the chair was not spinning so a ball could form.  Then I tried to untangle the small tangle that happened to the yarn and I ended up with a colossal mess.  I was so “over it” I just chucked the tangle in my yarn stash and ignored it with consistent regularity!  LOLOL!  Every time I went into my stash, it was begging me to untangle it.  But I was not swayed; I was never in the mood to untangle 420 yds of fingering yarn!  LOLOL!

I went through my stash this week for a swap I’m participating in. After I packed everything up, I found that the bag with the tangled mess was left out.  I took that as a sign!  LOLOL!   Since getting to my stash is sometimes so inconvenient, I just decided to go ahead and sort it out.

So I started with this:

A Different Kind of WIPand after a few hours … I had this:

IMG_2661I’m going to try my best to finish this tomorrow.  There is something therapeutic to be said about trying to find the end.  Every time I untangle a few yards, I tell myself, just a few more.  Weird, I know.  So while I’m sweltering in this heat-wave we’re having here, I’m going to work on this becoming an F.O. 😀  Other than the yarn being totally awesome and use-worthy,  I need to get my money’s worth from this pretty!!!  😛

5 thoughts on “A Different Kind of Work In Progress!

  1. Preeti June 6, 2013 / 11:15 am

    I’m so glad you’re rescuing your “yarn barf” coz the resulting yarn cake looks so lovely! Bravo!!

  2. moe moe June 2, 2013 / 8:44 am

    keep up the good work you’ll find the end in the end LOL
    The yarn is really great. I have socks in the yarn and they are the best. I knit them and then a year later re-knit the socks to make them tighter, and they held up and are still going.
    you will be glad you put in the time.


    • Nicky June 2, 2013 / 9:06 am

      LOLOL! I like that … “you’ll find the end in the end”.

      The yarn feels great; I’m really excited to get it done then caked, then knitted. 😀

  3. Tan June 2, 2013 / 2:31 am

    are the top and bottom pictures different? LOLOL

    good on you for getting back to it. It can be very zen, untangling yarn. It requries all your focus.

    • Nicky June 2, 2013 / 9:05 am

      LOLOL!!! Yeah, they are. I should have positioned the roll in a different way so it would be obviously how far I’ve gotten. The roll was more front loaded. Now I look at the picture, I actually photographed the roll with the progress on the underside. I’m blaming the heat! 😀

      I did more last night, and it’s even more obvious now!

      Yes, to zen! 😀 My aunt was visiting and thinks that I have the patience of a saint to do it. She said she would just chuck it, but at $20.00 per skein … no wayyyyyy!!! I’m using this puppy!!!

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