Friday, August 22, 2008

Undoing the knots

Yesterday, I spent over four hours de-knotting the koolaid dyed yarns that I want to crochet into wash cloths. As I untangled the many shades of pink yarn (all shades of koolaid, when using cotton yarn, it turns out, turn pink) I learned several lessons:
  1. It is easier to untangle when you work on the whole first, rather than getting caught up in one tiny knot.
  2. Lots of room and freedom of movement help.
  3. When you see deknotting as an opportunity rather than as a pain in the ass, it goes much better. Actually, I found I liked it. I now have much more respect for those who like discovering knotted chains in drawers.
  4. Putting our attention on something together (Gillen decided to help me with one big chunk) makes for great conversation. This one includes - asking for help is ok, as long as you are ok with not getting it.
  5. A pile of tangled, swirly yarn contains so many pictures and connections to other things (a Sandra Dodd connections talk, among others of hers, planted this seed).
  6. Taking the time to prepare the yarn beforehand would have prevented the knots.
Now, can I consistently apply all of my untangling skills to my relationships?


Alecto said...

yes. you can apply the same skills to relationships. That's some beautiful koolaid yarn, by the way.

Jessica said...

Have a wonderful time on your trip. We will miss you at L&L, it just isn't in the cards for us right now.

SO glad to hear you are feeling better :)

Madeline said...

Th yarn looks so good now, Alecto! I used Rit dye to add blue. I just want to be dying all day instead of packing.

I am disappointed that we won't get to see you guys Jessica. Enjoy your last beach days there on that glorious Cape.

aoc gold said...

Infant Joy


'I have no name;

I am but two days old.

What shall I call thee?

'I happy am,

Joy is my name.

Sweet joy befall thee!


Pretty Joy!

Sweet Joy, but two days old.
Sweet Joy I call thee:

Thou dost smile,

I sing the while,

Sweet joy befall thee!
-----by maple story accounts