So I received all these beautiful skeins Friday.
Have you ever felt that you and yours skills are not worthy of some beautiful yarn? You keep searching for this very special pattern from the books or from your head, and disregard every single one thinking, the yarn is way too lovely to be wasted on this ... or this... or that
And it goes on and on and on until you have wasted yourself.
I have been swatching for appropriate pattern - I haven't touched the beautiful skeins yet, I have been using the left overs so far - and am getting to the point where I will cast on with one of the beauties. But lack the final courage to jump in. What if I end up ripping and spoiling the yarn?
Maybe the timing is not right at all. Maybe Sunday afternoon when the worries of the coming week make me a bit uncomfortable is all wrong. Maybe the weather is not right since the sky is grey. Maybe I should be all alone at home. Or with someone very special so that the special yarn would always remind me of this special somone. Maybe the yarn should wait for like Christmas or someone's birthday or vacation. Or maybe it should wait for a moment when I'm very down and need desperately something to cheer me up... or when happy, this yarn would undoubtedly double the happiness.
The more I think the more I'm convinced that this Sunday is as good as any other day.
This is what I will do. I'll get prepared like if I was meeting someone special tonight.
So I'll sort out all the tasks for the coming week, write each one of the must do's down. So my mind is not clogged with all sorts of little annoyances and I can concentrate on my special guest.
Then I'll clean thoroughly my knitting spot and the surrounding area. All the pattern books will be piled neatly, as well as all the magazines and notebooks. And WIP's organized.
I'll cook the dinner and feed the kids. It is so embarrassing to be talking to someone new when children come to interrupt saying that they are hungry. And then I'll tell them that my night is taken.
I'll write the blog.
Make us fresh pot of coffee and take out my best coffee china.
Then I'll be ready to meet this special someone called Gem's Pearl.
Ps. I have been knitting. Few rows on the shawl. And I finished the first grey stocking.