I want to wish Happy Mothers Day to all my friends and readers. Mothering has been a lot on my mind lately. Not only the day-to-day work, but Mothering as an Art and how it affects all other aspects of our lives.
I have also had a few projects, that just would not behave.
So here is my theory of yarn behavior modification:
Since my primary occupation is being a Mommy, I use my parenting skills when dealing with a project that has gone wrong. (We are careful not to call it bad – after all we do not want to heart our yarns feelings)
So here is what I do:
1. Bribery – if this cable comes out, I will do another 20 rounds before drooping off to sleep.
2.Motivation – say to your yarn – you do want to become a nice cardigan. (Do not do this when other people are around. They might think you need help.)
3. Give the project in question a warning – “behave, do not make me get up and get another yarn out” .
4. Light time-out – stop working on it, but not put it away. Instead let it see you working on a new sock.
5. Heavy-duty time-out – as in -“OK, yarn – you are grounded. See you next year, when I do my Spring cleaning”.
6. Last resort – get out your lily pad – it is frogging time!
May your projects behave and grow up to be wonderful knits.