Yarn Therapy…Two Snaps Up

It’s Day 2 of The Annual Knitting and Crochet Blog Week and I almost had to raise the white flag already!

Day 2 is the photo challenge day and I just couldn’t think of anything remotely creative.  I had to stay home from work today as Girl Child had the day off, my sitter crapped out and Boy Child had to get an MRI.  All I really could think about was getting him to school this morning, figuring out what she was going to eat and do today, how I was going to pick him up early, get him to his appointment while toting her along and still get this photo challenge done with enough light.  At some point the thought crossed my mind that I always seem to have a kid that needs some form of medical attention these days.  One kid has to go for a sick visit.  Another kid has a fever.  One kid has to see the dentist.  Another has to go to therapy.  Then I realized, “Wait a minute! I need some therapy!” And, thus, these photos were born.

“Take two of these and call me in the morning.”  🙂

Still a little rushed.  But, satisfies the creativity requirement, I hope.  You know, I’m never really sure when I do these posts which photos I like best.  I just clog up my camera snapping a gazillion photos, and try to weed some out and get down to the last one standing.  For every photo there’s probably ten others that I didn’t like at all.  For this challenge, I had to decide between these two in the end.  You be the judge. 🙂

When I think of yarn therapy, of course I think of more yarn! So…

Today, I plied the spindle spun project.  This is one of my Golding Spindles.  I used it because it is rim-weighted and spins forever long.  Needed that for this project.  Sigh.  I love color!

We’ll see how this washes up.  And since I have the two buckets now, I’m planning to felt the mess out of this! 🙂


  1. I don’t have time to read this but had to comment because I love the title! So two snaps up for you, my dear! Hope to get to read it soon. 🙂

  2. I think you did a wonderful job being creative. The first image immediately caught my attention and I love how the story gives the backdrop to the image. Sorry to hear about the sick kiddos these days, but in the meantime, catch up on your yarn therapy while waiting. Ahhh, the silver lining. 🙂

    • Thanks Libby! Nobody is sick at the moment. Just have kid with a knee that is asking for rest but he still wants to play on it. Sigh. Can’t tell that Boy Child anything these days…It’s basketball or die, lol.

  3. ah, I’ll take two! The one on the spindle and the one hanging out of the dr.’s bag! I haven’t heard about the challenge.

    • LOL!

      Really? It’s a week long online event. This year’s 3rd Annual Knitting and Crochet Blog Week hosted by eskimimimakes.com. You really should check it out! It’s fun! Everyone posts according to a topic given for that day and uses the tag for that day (ex: 3KCBWDAY1 or 3KCBWDAY2, and so on). You can still participate, though the week has started. Or you can just cruise through the tags and see all of the different responses to the topics. Win/win! Actually, you could even do both. Win/win/win! 🙂

  4. I think it’s great that you manage to fit so many things you LIKE in your days … Many people would simply be buried under all that chores, stress, appointments,etc. You’re doing a great job! I hope, your kids are both fine (I didn’t know what an MRI is and it is none of my business anyway). 😀


    • I do try to do that. But it’s more like fitting it around my day. Waiting for a lunch order? That’s a few extra minutes. Waiting to pick a kid up, that’s a few more. Then, there are the nights I stay up late. Those are tough. But the trade-off is I get something new I made! I wish I had all the time in the world, but it’s just not that way. So, I settle for the periphery. It works out somehow! 🙂

  5. Such a pretty yarn on your spindle. Love it. And I hope everything is OK with your boy, and that the MRI was smooth sailing.

  6. The yarn on the spindle makes such a beautiful photo. I know it’s been said before but trust me one day you miss those days of toting the kids around here and there, so stop breath and have fun with them in the moment no matter what is going on.

    • Thank you! And thanks for the advice! I know you are right. When I get a day to myself, in the beginning, I’m loving it. But by the end of the day, I miss them to pieces!

  7. Love this! Yarn=therapy!

  8. I have just gotten back from taking my oldest daughter to ER and then the doctors because of bad stomache and hip pain. It was nothing serious, but last year my youngest had a ruptured appendix (but showed little pain), and so now I have lost faith in my own judgment. I never realised that an appendix could rupture so quickly, it was very scary.

    So how nice to get home with my girls, knowing my oldest is going to be fine, a cup of tea and your great recommendation to take two! I think I might have to get off the computer and go play with some wool! Thanks doc, 🙂

    Hope your kids are well.

    • Wow! That does sound scary!! I’ve never even heard of an appendix rupturing. But I know that had to be a frightful time. Kids sure never have a problem making their parents worry! You did the right thing taking her to the ER immediately. I know I would’ve grown a gray hair on the way!

      ROFL!! Glad I could be of service!! I wish you the same. 🙂

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