Tuesday, July 03, 2007

It's Just Not My Week

MS 3 Disaster
I have been working really hard, cooking, cleaning, organizing and trying to get ready for our upcoming trip to Yosemite National Park. This morning I am dragging a little and feel that old familiar onset of fatigue, the kind that stops you in your tracks, and the right side of my face going numb, which generally means another migraine is coming on. So, I decided to take it slower. I thought I would work on some of my sit-down work and got on the computer to work on the prayer list for our Christian Artisans list (link at right). I turned on D's favorite show, Handy Manny, and the girls were busy picking up the beads that I ended up not using for my stole (which they had earlier spilled!), so I thought it would be safe to let them be for a little bit.
Yes, that was a big mistake! A HUGE MISTAKE! D came and said, "Mommy, sister's are in your things!" Boy, were they! I had two knitting projects out at my table, both lace. Both were wadded up into tight balls with their respective yarns and needles coiled around them, in and out. The needle points had been carefully woven in and out of the knitting. Not my cheap KPs Options needles which I hate mind you, but two pair of my new Addi Turbo Lace needles!!!!!!
I am here now because I am still angry even after spending an hour vacuuming and scrubbing the wall next to where the kids eat. You know the kind of cleaning, the equivalent of a man going out and splitting a cord of wood! LOL These little balls that J made look like when they look at animal feces that are packed with bones and fur etc...only mine had the needles, the stitchmarkers, the once beautiful lace, the yarn all in a compact ball a little larger than a golf ball! Did I mention I was on row 87 of 100 on the MS 3 first clue? I was so looking forward to sitting down at noon and finishing it!
With a migraine coming on I am not sure I will be able to sort it out. On the one side it has several rows missing. I know I could probably sort it out with a crochet hook but given the nature of the lace yarn, I think I might end up with something that would always remind me and make me angry. I'm too exhausted even to cry about it. But it is helping writing it out here to release my frustration.
I have not had to put my knitting up since they were toddlers. The last 2 years I've knit almost nothing but lace and they have NEVER touched it! Why today? I'm not sure. At least my other knitting, a Scotch Thistle Stole, is safe. My needles may never be the same, but no stitches were lost!
So, when I came down to our computer I got kitty snuggles from our Abbie! :o) I rarely put pictures of her up and she is a huge part of our lives, so I took one and am sharing it with you now.
Sigh...now to decide what to do...


Amy said...

oh, I'm so sorry! I just had this happen yesterday but not to that extent!
I have no good ideas but I can, and will, pray for peace!!

Carissa said...

Oh, what a shame! That sounds like a disaster, I hope your needles will be okay. Thankfully B stays out of my knitting, but when I was working on my Maple Garland, I made sure to keep that out of reach, just in case. I hope you can salvage the MS3.

Sandi said...

Take a deep breath, send up a quick prayer and give your kids a hug. (the last one always helps me!) Your work is beautiful! I just hope your needles aren't in too bad of shape to finish!

We are off to Grass Valley to visit friends for the 4th. Have a happy 4th! Hugs, Sandi

sherriknits said...

Did you know the needles are guaranteed? I once had some that were in my daughter's suitcase and got all bent up...and I was told to return them.

Prayerful Knitter - Shelly said...

Oh, bless your heart.

On the positive side, maybe both of the girls are going to be future knitters.

I hope you're feeling better now.