Sunday, July 17, 2011

The Woes of Being a Fiber Artist/Crafter With Cats.

My cats like to destroy things. They're two young boys, so I guess that's to be expected. I've learned that I can't leave anything out that I don't want them messing with, and am normally good about that. Every once in a while though, I'll leave something out, and this will happen:

 Yes, this is the yarn for the socks I just started working on. I left it out accidentally and came back to this. It took all my restraint to be calm and I kept telling myself it wasn't the end of the world. Luckily, there was no chewing of the yarn, so it was all in one piece.

I began very slowly winding it back up. In all of the times I've done this, I've learned slowly is best. Whenever I try to rush it, I get tangles and knots and it takes even longer.

It's a lot harder to wind up a destroyed ball of yarn when you have a project on one end. I was determined to not break the yarn though. I actually didn't finish this yesterday, because it happened right as Jose and I were about to go meet friends in Dallas. I barely got any more done than you see in the picture. I have a lot of work ahead of me today.