Maybe you buy yarn with a specific, definite project in mind. Maybe you buy yarn because you find it to be lovely or soft or warm and don’t worry about projects. Maybe you buy yarn thinking to use it in one project, change your mind, find a new project, change your mind again, and you just keep that up for nice long while.
A ball of yarn isn’t only a long string of wool or cotton or acrylic. A ball of yarn is a possibility. Its something that might happen, something that might be. Its an unknown future thing.
And then it starts to take a shape and a size and a function. I just love that.
(In other words I’m really enjoying knitting on my stranded knit Victorian-style sleep cap and couldn’t stop long enough to write up much of a post today. I’m having too much fun with yarn.)
I dwell in Possibility
by Emily Dickinson
Here is to finding the joy in all possibilities.
"There is no failure. Only feedback." - Robert Allen
8 Comments on "A Ball of Yarn Can Become Anything"
And the glorious corollary, anything can be spun! Thank you for the cheer, on a bleak day. I look forward to the posts, for the encouragement, the ideas, the nudge toward doing something else!
Good point. A bag of fiber is a bag of possibility. Hope your sun comes out very soon but until then, stay indoors, fondle some yarn, and dream.
I have a few extra skeins & cones of possibilities, myself :”-) But there are worse addictions to have!
There certainly are worse addictions! Creating things can be habit forming. Its relaxing and energizing all at once. And I love the phrase “cones of possibilities”.
I’m Spring Cleaning early and I made it to my yarn stash last night. Didn’t finish, and went to bed. Woke up this morning and realized I’m drowning in possibilities 🙂
Are you? I know that feeling. Two days ago I found two skeins of Cascade heritage fingering in a basket. I have no memory of buying that, btw. That’s 800 more yards of possibilities! I’ll figure out what that yarn will become someday.
Somewhere in time, I read the phrase “2 sticks and a string” – I love it. I even made a dishcloth with 2 chopsticks and a string! I do Native American beadwork (mostly Sioux patterns) on a loom, and as with THAT, 2 sticks and a string still amaze me sometimes at what beauty can be created with these two hands.
The simplest tools are sometimes all one needs. I too am frequently amazed at what can be made with yarn and two sticks.