Cat sits in the sun.
Dog sits in the grass.
Turtle sits on the rock.
Frog sits on the lily pad.
Why aren't people so smart?
As you can see, Maplewing did not grow too much over the last week. I finished the second section on Friday and then moved onto section C which promptly kicked my butt hard.
The first 2 sections moved along so quickly with a knit stitch before and after each pattern repeat. That knit stitch worked almost like a marker which made it easy to see any mistakes that were made.
Moving on to Section C (you can see the small change at the top where I am working) it suddenly changed. I swear I spent 4 hours Sunday morning watching the Sunday news programs... knitting and ripping and knitting and ripping. By noon I was pretty frustrated, so like the animals in the Tao quote, I knew it was time for me to put her aside and be still. I thought if I let her sit for a few days then we could start again with a fresh mind.
I find that when my mind is tired, spinning is best diversion for me. It's always so soothing to sit behind the wheel and let fiber become what it wants to become instead of fighting with patterns. I finished plying the Pumpkin Patch roving on the Van Eaton wheel Sunday night and it got a nice bath this morning. I am very happy with the way the VE wheel is working. :)
I have been trying to become friends with my spindles as well. I purchased this Forrester beauty at Spa and was very diligent for the first week after spa to spin a little every day on it and the singles grew. This spindle spins so nicely, but I can honestly admit that I am just not a patient person. I enjoy spinning on a spindle in the short term, but finishing something via the spindle......not so much. It seems to take forever and then I lose interest. Soo........that pretty merino/silk is now being spun on the Van Eaton and I will smile when I dust this pretty spindle.
With the weekend behind me, the girls back in school and my dyeing orders almost caught up, I was able to sit with Maplewing again with an uncluttered mind and wouldn't you know it.......we are back on track and in the rhythm once again!
It is good to know when to let something sit and then when to get back to it :)