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Thursday, July 07, 2005
Breaking up with Charlotte
As you last may have seen her, she looked like this:
Although you probably don't remember much about her because I haven't done anything with her since Last year. Pretty isn't she.
Breaking up with Charlotte was not easy as in many break ups. She did nothing tragically wrong, she was still a nice shawl, I just wasn't feeling it anymore. It's sad when break ups are like that. "Not feeling it" can seem like a lame reason to break up, especially when the other party is crying and begging you to reconsider.
Charlotte didn't unravel quickly. She kept holding onto her stitches. It felt like she was begging to stay together. "Don't unravel me now, you might love me soon, I love you". I think she even said, "I love you enough for the both of us". It was sad. It was possibly the worst break up I've ever had. Well, except for that one that ended up stalking me, but that's a story for another day.
As in any break up, if you really want it to end, you need to be tough. I almost caved in, I admit it. It's always hard to break up with a convincing pretty beggar but I stood my ground. I kept turning the handle on my ball winder.
Finally Charlotte has accepted the break up and has left....
While I don't love Charlotte anymore, I love the yarn still. I need a new pattern to start fresh. They say the first few days after a break up are the toughest. No drinking or chocolate cake for me, although I have had a bit of "Ben and Jerry's". I've already done the rebound thing with some sock yarn. Those are always the episodes that don't last long and are best left not talked about. Embarassing stuff isn't it.
So now I'm ready to move on with my life and find a new knit. I need to figure out what to do with this yarn. What do I want?
Something I will want to wear.
Something that goes well with the yarn colors.
Something not too frilly but frilly enough
Something not overly lacy but with just enough to be pretty.
Something that I'm not sure what it will be yet.
I have a few designs swirling around in that cavernous head of mine. Or, I might be swayed to do someone else's design. Yardage is not a concern as I have about 600 spun and enough dyed to make another 1000 yds or so. I'm ready to move on, I just don't know what to move on to.
I know you opinionated knitters out there will have some idea be it scarf or shawl.
***All you Londoners are in my thoughts. Stay safe***