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The Snarl

While I can’t claim that ALL my attention has been on moving, it has taken up large portions of my time of late and as you can imagine after I’ve worked all day then followed up with several hours of moving heavy things I just don’t have much left in me for crochet. I’m also a bit waffle-y between projects right now because I’ve got a bunch started, several I really want to finish but am having trouble for one reason or another (usually it’s issues with getting more of the yarn).  My Infinity Scarf and my Diana Shawl require more yarn that I can either order online or go to the only store I know that carries it which is out in the middle of nowhere.

My prepster jacket is kind of just sitting there unfinished because it frustrated me into a time-out until I’m not mad at it anymore.  The Tetris Blanket is going, but it’s always been slow because I kind of just work off a few squares at a time and they slowly accumulate.  I’ve been working on a frog pattern, but that’s requiring some pretty serious rework.  I’ve got a bunch of other projects I’m supposed to finish (to say nothing of the tons of weird WIPs I’ve recently unearthed during the move)

 and here I am contemplating a new one to start!  Depending on how things go I think I might try and work out a pattern for a pair of ShisaKomainu, or another set of guardian animals so I have some good vibes working for my new place.

But I’m mostly still sorting out things and packing them and the other night I decided tackling the stash was a good idea at 10pm. 9_9

 I can’t tell you why I thought that would be a good idea.  An hour later I was still untangling skeins that have gotten jumbled with various moves and stash reorganizations.  I was repacking totes full of yarn, separating out yarns I no longer wanted when I come across an old grocery bag.  It was tucked up under a bunch of other bags of yarn and fiber, bits of cheap acrylic peeking out not just standard worsted weights, but eyelash yarn and fun fur as well.  I pulled it out to peek inside it and THERE IT WAS! Snarl
It looks far less menacing now because I’ve cut it off and salvaged what I could, but at the time this Snarl was doing it’s level best to eat at least a dozen bobbins and small balls of yarn tangled together alongside a bunch of random amigurumi pieces; ears, limbs, and a stray torso or two, all while nearly filling a standard sized grocery bag.  I tell you, it’s a good thing I found this Snarl when I did otherwise it might have moved to snack on the rest of my stash.  Luckily they’re lazy hunters and tend to concentrate on one area at a time and aren’t prone to moving much.  Still I’m glad I didn’t overlook it and accidentally dump it in one of my totes because I’m sure the Snarl would have happily started absorbing any other yarn it could be introduced to.  As is it seems this was the only serious case I had to remove, all the others were more Snarlettes than full fledged Snarls and I was able to actually exterminate them with out amputation.

I don’t have any new projects to report on for obvious reasons, but I’m looking to have something to post on Friday.

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