Dear Santa

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Dear Santa, I think I’ve seen enough white for one Christmas…

Santa, we’ve been partners in this deal for quite some time now.  I use the term “partners” loosely, Santa.  I let folks say you brought it for them, while I’m the one making the gift.  So, I’ve got some news for you this time Santa…I’m giving you a job to do this Christmas.  That’s right.  No more sitting up on your bum in the North Pole getting all my credit..Not this year, partner.

Let me tell you why my attitude has suddenly changed, Santa.  Quite frankly, I’ve given up on the idea of getting lots of knits done for folks this Christmas,  I always start off with these lofty goals and they just never come to fruition.  I always wind up going back to my usual quick projects…This year is no different.

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But what is different this year is I’m stuck in the middle of all this WHITE, Santa! It just doesn’t quit! I really think that this is more than four ounces, sir. As you may know, I’ve come to find that large amounts of monotone spinning drives me nuts.  But, this is the spin for the mill, Santa.  At least, at the end of the day, I feel like I’ve done a good thing.  Still, it is one of the reasons why the nature of our partnership this year must be revisited.

The other reason…You ought to already know what that is.  Or should I say who that is?  While I got to finish the majority of the spinning yesterday, Girl Child was sick.  She wanted me near her.  So there we were.  She laying, me spinning.  Though much less tiring for me, it was so sad to see her not ripping and running around like usual.  This season has not been so good to her health-wise…But she rectified all that today.  She’s singing again and running all through the house, dumping bags of chips on tables again…even sneaking candy canes off the tree.  Just can’t stop her! She’s a handful either way.  And the taller she gets, she needs more eyes and hands than I’ve got, that’s for sure! And because the first week of December has already come and gone, there’s no way that keeping track of her is going to get any easier with these project deadlines…I don’t suppose you’ll be babysitting this year either?  Didn’t think so.

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So, now that she’s up and about, the spinning is going a little slower…but it’s getting done, no thanks to you, Santa.  This first 400+ yards looks pretty good.  Just needs to be washed now.  And since a bobbin is free, I can start on the next skein.  Should be putting this project to bed around about my own bedtime tonight.  Sweet!

So, remember, Santa…This season when you come through…I’ll bring the cookies and milk, AS ALWAYS…

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You just bring the extra candy canes.

Bye for now,

weekend knitter

Comments

  1. Such gorgeous spinning!

  2. Gosh that’s a lot of spinning! I can tell by how fine it is that you’ve got hours and hours invested before you even get to plying. I’m with you on the single colour spinning — it’s a huge commitment to get through it. Worse, because bobbins are tied up, it’s impossible to switch to a different project! Good on you for sticking with it!

    • OMgoodness, yes! I really didn’t know that this spin would take so long actually. I’ve bought an unspun fiber ball from them before and it didn’t take nearly this long to spin up. But I must have bought a smaller size or something. This ball makes great sized skeins though. This one is so plump!

      Thanks for the encouragement!

  3. caityrosey says:

    When I’m spinning one color yarn I find myself wanting to experiment more with my drafting to keep myself entertained. Probably not the best choice to make if I’m looking for consistency and usability. I have to have an audio book or a movie to watch to power through.

  4. caityrosey says:

    It’s the perfect level of distraction. The same thing helps with boring knitting :-)

    • You know, after we moved back, I think I may have bumped my head somewhere. I used to do this ALL the time. How could I have forgotten my beloved Netflix? Well, really it’s love/hate…but nevertheless…I pay the bill.

      Let Operation Couch Potato begin!

  5. Beautifully spun yarn, even if it is close to one color! The variations in shading are subtly there. Thumbs up on the suggestion regarding Netflix. Even if it’s a documentary, it keeps me awake while I am knitting. Haven’t gotten brave enough or time enough to explore spinning but I hope to some day.

    • Thanks! I have a love/hate relationship with Netflix, actually. Love it when it works. Hate it when it doesn’t lol.

      I’m getting to the point where I almost feel everyone should give spinning a try at some time in their life. ;)

  6. grayseasaylor says:

    Glad Girl Child is feeling better once more, and love the wonderful spinning you are doing!! Hope you settle your score with Santa :) xx from Gracie

  7. I wish you a couple of new nerves … Strong ones. :D This is lovely spinning! Move slowly – you are a wonderful person, no matter how many gifts you buy or knit yourself. :D It’s good to see you’re back!

  8. This is beautiful spinning. I hear ya on slogging through the lack of color. I’m always gungho about every spin at the beginning, but natural wears through my interest pretty quick. Glad to hear your girl is feeling better.

  9. That is beautiful! every time I see such lovely work, it makes me want to learn how to spin!

  10. Hahahaha! What a totally cute post! :-) Love your white on white spin. I’m sure Santa does too! :-)

  11. So pretty! It sounds like Santa is the one who better watch out this year. Lol

  12. carpelibrum says:

    Spinning one color is so hard! Especially if it is white! Way to go for you to have gotten through it! It looks like snow, or marshmallows! :)

  13. I just love the yarn… So gorgeous!

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