What have I been doing for the past four days?
I have NOT been knitting.
I did make a swatch…over four days ago.
I then decided to rewind the ball I had knit the swatch from, since I had wound it by hand prior to owning a ball winder. Since I now own a ball winder, I decided I wanted a neat little cake, and I started winding. Which turned out to be a good thing.
Because about 5 minutes into it, I found this…
And there was more. (I dare not show you for the horror of it.) So for the past four days, I have been untangling over 1400 yards of black, hard to see which strand goes where, lace-weight yarn. (I won’t tell you how many times I broke and spliced this yarn. Let’s just say it’s more fingers than are on one hand.)
Davis said to me after the first three hours, “Why are you bothering? Don’t you have more in your closet upstairs?”
I explained, “No, I do not have anymore black, lace-weight yarn.”
Davis: “Why don’t you use something else?”
Me: “Because I want black, lace-weight yarn.”
After another hour, he asked why I don’t just buy more. I explained that I have black, lace-weight yarn, and I have some, that I am currently untangling.
After seeing that
I was not going to listen to reason I was hesitant to give over on this particular yarn, he tried to take some more subtle approaches
On day two, he asked me how much it cost. I told him, then explained that that wasn’t the point.
On day three, he told me that he was going to go buy me more himself. I told him that it would take longer than me untangling the yarn.
Today, he mentioned tactfully that my cats were getting antsy, since I wouldn’t let them upstairs, since that was where I was untangling the 1400+ yds of black, lace-weight yarn.
I think he is quite relieved that it now looks like this: