Skip to main content

Monday Mess



Last summer, I got some new sock yarn and a big ol' book of sock patterns, toe-up sock patterns to be exact. They were all so pretty. I immediately finished the socks I was making and cast on two new socks. I was going to town, happy as could be, my socks were just zooming along and both were in the same place so I knew that when I got one done, the other would be done, too. Well, then I hit the heal. And let me tell you, I thought that traditional socks heals were difficult, this stuff brought me to a stand still.

Here they are, my little work in progress


Aren't they pretty. I love the little v's on them. But here's the problem, you're looking at about two weeks worth of work and they have been sitting in the bag ever since! I tried to google for help, I read the directions over and over again, searched for information, etc etc. But they just sat there, going no where.

So today, I decided to do this...

That's right, I frogged both of my socks. Because the truth in a work in progress implies that there is work and progress, I was getting neither accomplished, so instead it was a tidy little mess that I kept moving around trying to figure out what I was going to do with them and where they should live until I decided.

I've been doing that with a lot of things lately. If the work and the progress haven't been coinciding, then they have been moving out or being re-purposed. I just did this with my fabric. I have given myself a year and if there is no work and no progress on the projects that are sitting in those tidy tubes I have stashed around my home, then they will be moving on to greener pastures. I'm excited though, because that means that I have this waiting for me...

 Two sets of needles, two balls of yarn and a whole bunch of potential.  

What messes have you been putting off dealing with?


Comments

Popular posts from this blog

The Bottom of the Pool by Andy Andrews

Y'all know that I'm a big Andy Andrews fan, so I was very excited to read his latest, The Bottom of the Pool. The best way that I can describe this book is like sitting down with your friend and they remind you how it is. It's not like Andy is hawking some secret voodoo send me $5 and you'll get $5000 in the mail next week black magic. He's sharing the truth. And the truth is that if you're dealing with an obstacle in your life, there's a big possibility that you're thinking about it all wrong.

This relatively quick read is jam-packed full of good stuff. There are interesting stories about historical figures but the main story that runs throughout the book is one of a childhood friend. Andy's friend did something extraordinary one summer afternoon that illustrates how we can break out of cycles hold us back from achieving what we are created to do. Without telling you exactly what Andy has to share in this book, it might feel like it's some mag…

Saturday Rant: Dominoes

I always find it interesting how life can be very much so like dominoes sometimes. Let's see, my husband went out of town this last fall. I volunteered to preach for him while he was gone. I told a friend about the online copy of the sermon. She forwarded it to a few folks, next thing you know, I'm doing a short testimony at my weekly Bible study. What I'm really wondering it "What next?"

You see, when I got done preaching, and my husband came back into town, we talked about how people reacted to the sermon. Then we talked some more when I was asked to share again. And the question was, maybe I'm supposed to be open to talking more often.

To be honest, I haven't done a lot of talking in groups since I had a really bad experience a few years ago. I was always opinionated, in fact I still am. I have lots of opinions about most everything from how warm my house should be to which way the car should take me from point a to b. But I found myself in a group of …

The Minimalist Home by Joshua Becker

I've been following Joshua Becker's blog for a few years and have read all the things and even put them into action. I was excited to be able to read his room-by-room guide for minimizing your home.

The Minimalist Home systematically goes through every space in your home, including the garage and yard, and talks about how to minimize them. Becker has put thought into which spaces should happen first for the biggest impact and encouragement. Because even though it's wonderful to have a minimalist garage, it may not be the best place to start and get the whole house done.

Our home has been trending towards minimalist in nature for a while now. And I'm happy to share with you that this little book helped us take a few more steps in the minimal direction. I loved all the checklists for the different areas. As well as the facts about living space and stuff consumption sprinkled throughout.  The Notes section is full of great resources for further reading as well.

Here'…