|the important ingredients|
The plan was put these things together, add pins, let dry. Short, sweet, simple.
What actually happened was this.
7:00AM: Collect things together, take picture. Feel pretty good about things.
7:05AM: Add 1 tsp soak to bowl, add water.
7:10AM: Add finished shawl to soak water, let soak.
|So far so good!|
7:15-7:45AM: Realize that lunchboxes are empty and leaving for school looms. Run around like chicken with head cut off.
7:45-8:00AM: Make coffee, drink coffee.
8:15AM: Launch smallest son at school. Giggle.
8:30AM: Remove shawl from water. Sigh at amount of extra dye running out in water. Begin gently rinsing shawl so water runs clear (as I prefer when the dye doesn't ruin my towels).
9:00AM: Put clean sheets on big son's bed. Decide to use his bed for blocking.
9:30AM: Realize that ALL t-pins are missing. Use bad words.
9:35AM: Tear house apart looking for t-pins. They are obvious, how do they go missing??
9:50AM: Rip apart couch, remembering that smallest son was excavating in it the night before.
9:51AM: Find Alice Starmore's Fair Isle Knitting book. Rejoice briefly. Find a SINGLE t-pin. Contemplate what constitutes justifiable homicide.
10:00AM: Shawl is drying rapidly. Discover 1/2 box of t-pins hidden in the bathroom cabinet. No idea how they got there. Realize that this is not enough t-pins to do the shawl by themselves.
10:10AM: Find and bust out blocking wires. Crawl over bed using blocking wires and t-pins to pin out shawl into crecent shape.
10:25AM: Confirm measurements with yardstick. Feel pleased.
10:30AM: Realize that I had been planning on documenting the process. Sadly contemplate undoing all of this and doing it again for camera.
10:35AM: Decide not to be completely insane. Take bad photo of shawl blocking on bed, realize that I rucked up the new sheet by crawling on it. Decide not to care.
|Soon, my precious.|