Friday, June 19, 2015

I wasted four hours of my life.........

turning this:

into this:
 I will never ever use a skein of yarn as is, it must be put into a ball before I use it!!

I picked up this magazine the other week, I love it, it has so many great ideas in it.  You can get it in Chapters here in Canada:
 It came with a free kit to make a spotty dog key chain.  So I wasted an hour doing that...LOL
Did manage to get the closet doors finished, that has been a job and a half, due to my incompetence.  You wouldn't have thought I have been painting/decorating houses since we bought our first house when I was 18 years of age.  I swear I am getting more senile as I get older.

The other day Craig featured the following artist.  I had never heard of this guy before, but his is very talented:

17 comments:

Sue K said...

Haha! That will teach you not to cut corners. Love the colour.

summer said...

LOL I wonder..if we counted up all the time we spent making balls of wool..how many years would it be :)

Buttons Thoughts said...

Oh I have wasted hours doing that too. My Mom always loved that job. I had no problem letting her do it:) Hug B

Pom Pom said...

Tangles can be fiercely irritating! I'm sure deep thoughts and brilliant ideas danced through your head as you wound😊

Betsy said...

I very rarely wind my yarn into balls before a project. However I always wind the leftover yarn into balls. I'm not sure why because I enjoy knitting with the balls even more. I detest the knots that are found in the wound skeins. Your magazine looks so fun. We have one here that may be a bit like it called "Molly Makes". It always has a kit of some sort in it.
Blessings,
Betsy

Paula said...

No to be smart, but how did it take 4 hours to wind a skein into a ball? Even before I got my yarn swift (very recommended BTW) it only takes about 15 min to hand wind a ball. But what happened to the skein? Did you try winding it loose? Don't swear-off skeins, that's how all the really beautiful hand-paints are wound. Just enlist Hubby, the back of a chair (I've even used my own feet to hold it) or get a yarn swift. I hate buying pre-wound balls, they are usually such a mess when you try to pull out the centre end.

William Kendall said...

Four hours... yikes!

Rose said...

If you are doing something necessary or something fun, time is never wasted! At least I try to tell myself that.

Cat Lover said...

I remember rolling the yarn up into a ball for my Mom. What a joy that was to do! Glad you got all the closet doors done. One job off your list! Have a great weekend.

mamasmercantile said...

You must have got into some tangle with the winding or did you get distracted? I love the colour of the yarn.

blueshell said...

You are a pacient woman, i say!

BShell

barbara woods said...

hubby did mine last time

boopnut said...

I do tasks like that while watching TV. Less boring then.
Deb

Cheryl mylittlepieceofengland said...

Hubby bought me a yarn winder for Christmas and it's been brilliant, your doggy key ring is cute xx

Scrappy quilter said...

Wow I wouldn't have done it. I would probably have thrown it out before I finished it. Looks like a great magazine.

Craig said...

You have more patience than me. Juzzie is getting good exposure from you, me and J in the states. I wonder if we'll get paid for helping his career?! The more I hear him the more I like him, he's very talented.

angela said...

The little doggie is cute. Time is never wasted. It was a learning experience lol