Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The Frustration of the Neverending Afghan

Last night I worked on Vicki's afghan.  I made good progress with getting a row and a half done.  I went to start the next row and discovered that I didn't have enough yarn to complete the row.  This is the one variegated skein I didn't get over the weekend.  I was all set to keep crocheting but unfortunately I didn't have the yarn to do it.  I was very annoyed. 

Tonight after work I'll be stopping to get the skein of yarn.  Hopefully they have the variegated I need to do this one freaking row.  I grumbled at Vicki about it and she said to just skip the color.  However, it would look odd if I just skipped it - it would ruin the whole pattern. 

There I was last night in the mood to work on it and I couldn't.  The yarn failed me.  In most cases I typically buy extra yarn so I don't have this problem but with this afghan we didn't buy extra - probably because the yarn was sort of pricey.  It is beautiful yarn but a little pricey.

Once I have the yarn, I'm hoping to get that row done and start on another of the rows.  I'm to the point in the afghan where I just want it done.  For most normal rectangular afghans if I had five rows left, I would just finish it.  I'm frustrated because I can't just rush through the end of it to have it done and because I ran out of yarn. 

I'll have to be patient because there is nothing I can do about it - that doesn't mean I have to be happy about it.

On the writing front, I've been working on editing.  I finished editing a fantasy novel.  I need to get the changes into the computer now.  I also have a poetry book edited.  I'm going to work on production of both of these so I can work on getting them out soon.  Then I will look at the third poetry book and the second fantasy novel.  They both have a lot of editing to go on them. 

With all of these I have to work on artwork / covers as part of the production.  I have wonderful people who help me create beautiful covers.  I'm looking forward to working on these covers and other artwork for the fantasy novels. 

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