Monday, June 30, 2008

Discovery

New shawls begin where old ones leave off. I've begun the process of reclaiming the yarn from the All Shawl. I am so glad that the generous Ericka was willing to lend me her niddy noddy. I just could not imagine reclaiming almost 900 yards of yarn without the proper tool! This process is akin to ripping off a band-aid. It will hurt, but if you do it quickly it won't be too bad.

So, ripping away! Having never used a niddy noddy before I have made a pleasant discovery. I knew this tool would make an arduous task go more quickly and easily. I had no idea the process would be down right meditative!

Yes, meditative. Rocking from foot to foot while manipulating the niddy noddy back and forth = blank mind. No thoughts, just action. It is quite restful. Right up until the moment my neck muscles remind me I am holding my arms in the air bearing weight at an angle that they are just not accustomed to. LOL

So, reclamation will occur in small spurts of meditative bliss. I may just have to get me one of these!

4 comments:

ErickaJo said...

Ha! If you like that, you should try spinning!

SleepyEyes said...

I'm very sad to see the old shawl go...especially when it felt SO good on me! But, I know it's theraputic for you and you deserve a GREAT shawl!

Zuleika said...

Too bad you had to frog it, but atleast you're enjoying the process! :-)

KNITTING ART said...

Nice Patterns ! I like adventures in crochet too :o)