I am going away for a family vacation. There will be sun and a beach. There will ice cream and pineapples. And hopefully, there will be a little knitting.
I had decided that knitting a Damson in Wollmeise would be delightful holiday knitting. It's light and compact with a lot of easy garter stitch. In preparation for this project, I set out to wind my yarn. And that's when everything went horribly wrong.
I have most of the yarn wound in a lovely cake on my ball winder. The last 100 yds or so are a horrible knot. And not just any knot. It's the knot to end all knots. I struggled with it. I tugged and wiggled and eased and worked and after 2 hours, there is still a knot. It is a much smaller knot, but still a knot.
I couldn't sleep last night. The anxiety of preparing for a trip with 2 small people, packing, worrying and THE KNOT combined to keep me up all night. And I have to decided that it is not worth it. I am going to CUT the yarn. I am going to cut my expensive, covetted, rare and wonderful German yarn to save my sanity. I should still have lots of yarn for the Damson and I will keep the naughty knotty end as a precaution.
This is the most unkindest cut of all...