Yarn imitates life


The middle of the ball erupted, leaving a tangled mess.

It all seems impossible to sort out. No logic, no reason. It wasn’t meant to be like this. Conflicting complexities, different knots – which to tackle first?

Tired, it is tempting to walk away, to try to forget it ever happened.

Then I realise that the exploded ball of yarn is a metaphor.

It may look chaotic.

There’s no quick fix.

It’s not ideal.

There are lots of unwanted twists and turns.

There may be more to come.

But if I’m patient, and methodical, and take some time out to be quiet, to sit and think, and work things through, the chances are it’ll be okay in the end.

This is just one of those things that sometimes happens in the middle of yarn, in the middle of life.

Yes, there’s a lot going on at the moment.

Knitting helps.

Right, I’m off to tackle some of the tangles!

How has knitting helped you this week? I’d love to hear all about it!









About yarnsmithery

Sharing my love of yarny craft and encouraging others to give it a go!
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7 Responses to Yarn imitates life

  1. Abby Kershaw says:

    Its the tangle fairies. They have fun with your yarn when you’re not looking or leave it for a few days. Happens to fishermen too I believe 🙂

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  2. catterel says:

    I like your metaphor – very fitting. Yes, it may look tangled but actually there is only one thread and if you follow it from one end to the other, you’ll sort it all out. Thanks for the tip! 😀

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  3. Verónica says:

    I like your attitude. It is frustrating though when that big blob of yarn falls out.

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    • yarnsmithery says:

      Thank you Verónica 🙂 Yes, I agree with you – it is frustrating … particularly so because I like to knit from the middle of the ball to keep things tidy 😉 Thank you for commenting – I appreciate it!


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