I've been spending more time unsnarling yarn and thread in the last week than actually crocheting.
The brown one above is the Mobius strip bottom/sides/strap for the quilter's tote. I made the silly mistake of leaving one ball of bamboo thread attached and adding another one to do a a couple of short stretches across the width before returning to continue along the outer edge where I left off..
not so brilliant
The pink one isn't a project yet. It's just a ball of bamboo thread that was rolling around in a drawer dropping loops.
The purple is one of my new bamboo yarns. I tried to find the inner string as I prefer to pull from the center as then I can have it in a smaller project bag or even a pocket. Pulling from the outside string requires room for the skein to roll and flip.
Well, before I found the inner string I'd pulled out a lot of loops and when i pulled on the inner string it yanked out a clump of loops it was snarled with. I decided to stuff them all back inside and wind the skein into a ball on my winder from the outside string.
But the skein rolled and flipped in the tray out of my line of sight as I operated the winder and the clump I stuffed inside came out and tangled with loops falling off the outside.
A serious mess.
All three are lace weight..
Its a good thing unsnarling is one of my favorite things to do. Dont ask me why but I find it relaxing.
But I don't really have time for such fun now. It's too close to Christmas. And I hate having the winder out of action.
Plus NaNo is in session and I'm falling behind. 11111 words at the end of day 8. 8x1667=13336. Which leaves me 2225 words behind. More than a days quota.
Plus my life itself just developed a snarl of similar proportions to that of the purple above. Drama! Why is it that every November some kind of drama heats up in either my personal life or that of someone close to me who's part of my daily life and whose drama sticks to me like peanut butter to the roof of your mouth?
I was way more seriously behind as we entered the weekend--sitting around 5555 on Friday afternoon when Mom left for her weekend with my brother's family.
How did I double that in two days? By adding the real life drama to my story. Or rather adding a second story that I'll try to work into a relationship with the other one which is probably a long short story rather than a novel anyway.
I'd been generating a lot of words in emails and texts over the drama and by transferring those words--all written since Tuesday--into my NaNo file I nearly caught up. I might have done so if I hadn't decided to write a blog post instead.
I'm still a bit hit and miss on my ROW80 goals: