Guddlin’ aboot

There has been a major cat incursion – in my sock blankie box! I am taking this opportunity to rescue, sort and organise my yarn scraps. It is an ongoing work and is the main reason that I have not yet revealed the current state of my UFO Completion Plan. You see, the work bench is simply covered in yarn. It is taking a long time to untangle, but classification is taking just as long. In the current gloom it is very difficult to assess the hues in a yarn – I like to store them in plastic bags by hue group. This makes the knitting easier as when I think to myself, I need a patch of blueish greens now… I can reach straight for a selection.

It is sobering to see just how many scraps I have. I need to make blankie progress and then pass on my collection to another knitter.

It has been a long time since this blankie saw the light of day, so I may give it an outing at tomorrow’s Knit & Natter meeting.  It’s only fair, as the Tunisian blanket came with me last time. Of course, I shall be needing to finish the sorting job first. I am not sure that is an achievable goal, even if lunch is already in the slow cooker.

As an update to yesterday: I settled on the Leftie and I cast on. So far I have 8 leaves done. It looks good. Photo?

I actually feel a weight of… not guilt exactly, but unease… knowing that I have willingly added to the burden of Things To Be Finished. I feel weak for having wavered. And ever so slightly depressed at having put myself two steps further back. I really must crack on and finish some more UFOs soon. Perhaps one of the large ones, to make me feel more positive. I think I’ll just steam through the Leftie though, and finish edging the Flambé… seeing as they are out. There’s about half of the first ball of the base yarn for the Leftie gone, so already 15% done. Maybe I can nail it by the end of this week. FO on Friday,  maybe?  Hmm…

UPDATE:

  • No, hang on, isn’t it Wednesday already? Strike that. FOs next Friday, methinks.
  • Yarn amazingly de-guddled in a very short space of time. All tangles removed and now awaiting some daylight so that the yarn can be colour-sorted. Must keep cats out of the workroom in meantime
  • I took some snaps. Poor light, sorry
A Guddle of Yarn

A Guddle of Yarn

Organic Blend

Organic Blend

Organic Blend, closer

Organic Blend, closer

Leftie at 8 leaf stage

Leftie at 8 leaf stage

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