Remember the old saying from the Olympics...."The thrill of victory and The agony of defeat? Well this week here has not been as dramatic as agony, but there have been little bouts of victory and little spells of defeat.
It would appear that my post from a few days ago regarding WIP's stirred up a bit of interest. I will admit, that I was a little taken aback by the good natured jabs on numerous posts, feeling a bit defeated.... but then I smiled victoriously, for it seems that I am seeing more works in progress again and grrls..........part of why we knit is the process...so keep sharing!
The Agony of Defeat....
Ok.......I will start with my real life little defeats this week, so that I can end my post with the good things that have happened, as we all know life is a series of ups....and downs.
This daughter has long thin hands, so I thought I was going to be ok with this gauge, even though that little voice in my head kept whispering in my ear... "Too small....Too small".
Geez...when am I ever going to listen to that voice? Well you know the end of this story.....ripppppppp.
Now my dilemma is....do I just bump it up a needle size as the stitch was a bit tight as well, but not so tight that I didn't like the fiber...or do I add stitches which means doing some math...and I think I told you how I feel about the math....I guess I will have to think on it some more... Uggh
I was feeling pretty good about my pace until I opened the new bag of caps for the new glass jars that I use for handcream. Slam on that brake sister....for the caps in that bag are much much too small.
Frantic call to the bottle company with assurances that the new caps will be on their way tomorrow, but what do I do in the interim? Hmmm...I wonder if wet papertowels under saran wrap will keep them happy....uggh...
Then there were the beads that I ordered for markers that were much smaller than I envisioned when I opened the package. (note to self, learn measurements in mm's)....and then the 4 oz of lavender essential oil I had chilling in the freezer for soap that daughter #3 with the long thin hands spilled all over the freezer and floor....ugggh
...and the Thrill of Victory...
I am working with Kirsten on setting up a kit for her Belvedere socks and for once I came up with colors that I loved almost immediately. Colorwork can be wonderful when it clicks and ..well...lets say I have given some yarn away to the children on more than one occasion when it didn't.
This week it worked. The yarn is a new blend for me. An 80/20 merino/nylon superwash yarn that is extra soft and extra cushy, so I am excited about that.......yay (more about the yarn when it is ready to be sold)
...and my website.... I was thinking to myself this week...."thyself, if you are paying for this website...then don't you think you should learn how to utilize it?"
Well, after much digging around in the various help folders, I finally figured out how to send a newsletter. With lots of new things happening on that site, I was pleased that I was finally able to figure out how to utilize this feature, so .....yay again!
...but the biggest yay came today when #2 daughter stopped over for a visit and a chat.
She told me that she had been discussing what "success" is with some of her co-workers..and then contemplated on it some more.
She told me that her idea of success is doing what makes her happy. Working with the land and learning about self sustenance in a natural way. She wants to learn how to work with herbs, make tinctures..... and garden.
She wants to build her own home..... and spin.
She wants to help our earth..........and learn to knit.
How much do you want to bet she is going to want bees too......buzzzz!
...........and I smiled for yes........I have raised her up well. A victory indeed!