Today I have a couple of photos to contribute to Helena's weekly Pairs series. This pair is called "I Made, She Made" and it compares two very different tangled threads.
I had already been tying myself in knots, yesterday, over a promised parcel which didn't arrive, and some tedious form filling, and a dozen other annoyances you don't need to hear about, when I sat down to find this:
What? What? Alright, so I knew I had been living dangerously, but this was too much. I had knitted one sock of a man sized pair and, when I went to start the second, I realised that the ball of wool had been factory wound the other way round. If I knitted it the way it was, my stripes would be coming out in the wrong order. The answer is to unwind the entire ball and wind it back up again from the opposite direction. So that's what I did. But not properly, only on my hand, because I don't have a yarn winder. False economy. It was really quite tangled.
So I made a start, untangling, and the sock wearer himself arrived home from work. "Never mind," he said. "That's exactly the sort of job I need for this evening. And while we're at it, would you like me to go and get fish and chips for tea?"
Which made everything a lot better. Just as he left, I turned to look out of the window. And this is what I saw:
Somebody else had been doing a bit of weaving; but with much better results. And then I had to laugh, and fetch a camera. I had to take the picture through the window. I hope she didn't mind my intrusion...because she has my admiration. These things can get away from a girl very easily.