What else can I say..........the title says it all....haha! I should have known, just from the way my day started, that I shouldn't have tackled getting the chenille warp onto my loom. :-(
Bright and early, the kids were fighting and the visiting dog was here hours before I expected. The knitting machine I sold on ebay last week, needed to be packaged and of course, the UPS man was early too. Everyone being early, ended up making us late for swim lessons....and me grumpy.
As I was complaining to one of my friends via the internet, she sent me this little ditty,that summed up just how I was feeling today.
S Sanity Quota
So, I took a little sanity break and did some blog surfing and getting inspired again. After lunch and breathing a little better, I sat down to get the chenille warp chain, that had been sitting around for months, into the raddle to go onto the loom. Well...............there is something to be said about not leaving a warp chain unattended for too long. You guessed it, it was one tangled mess. Uuuugghhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have only been weaving for a little more than a year and getting the warp onto the back beam, with the right amount of tension, has always been my biggest challenge. I would probably get a lot more weaving done, if it were not for that one aspect of getting started. I will wind another chenille scarf warp today and try again, later in the week. I think, however, that I may just start researching putting a sectional warp beam on my loom. Somehow, it looks like the warp would go on so much easier on a sectional beam. I love to weave......but........that warp beam is definitly slowing me down.
Needless to say, with my paitence level being what it is, that warp is now in the trash. I am thinking I will just work on simpler things for the rest of the afternoon, such as working on the perennials that are starting to bloom and getting the basil and rosemary into the garden.
My Cloverleaf sock for the "six sock knit around" is coming along. A little slower than I had hoped, but working on size 0 needles definitly slows me down a bit. I don't like to feel the stitches on the bottoms of my feet when I am standing, so I usually knit with really small needles when making socks.
I started a new project last night. A close friend of my DD's is having a baby in August. My daughter lost a child last year and these friends have been such a wonderful support for her and her husband, that I really wanted to make something special for their new little one that is coming soon. I chose a delicate looking garter-stitch sweater from the book, "Simple Knits for Cherished Babies"' and booties that will be done in a wool/cotton yarn from Debbie Bliss. Working on the sweater will give my fingers a respite from those small sock needles...LOL.
Being an "ADD" adult, there are always enough projects that have been started, so if one project isn't behaving, there is always something else to do.....haha. I wonder what tomorrow will bring?