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Are you letting redundancy get in the way of your crafting fun?

I have a story.

When I was a little girl, my grandmother would fix me a grapefruit every morning. She’d cut it in half, use a knife to cut out each little wedge of pulp (and place it back in position), and then serve it to me with a little sugar on top and a grapefruit spoon.

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Needless to say, as an adult, I didn’t really think grapefruit was worth the effort.

Just this year, I had an epiphany. A grapefruit spoon does a perfect job of liberating the pulp! The knife was completely redundant!

And now, I quite enjoy sitting down with a grapefruit and my magical spoon in hand.

What’s holding you back?

Do you have a grapefruit? I mean… is there something where you think you have to do some big complicated procedure to get started? What if you could get rid of all the redundancy?

Do you know what I heard? Some folks buy their yarn in a center-pull skein and then wind it into a ball? Just because their grandma did!

If you like winding, then fine… but if the 1-hour long task is making you dread knitting, then dump it!

We should skip straight to the fun, right?

And like my grapefruit spoon (yes, there is such a thing!), sometimes you might have to buy a new tool to make your life easier. But if it makes you happier, aren’t you worth the little splurge?

One Response to “Are you letting redundancy get in the way of your crafting fun?”

  1. ZoeOB says:

    When I started knitting, I saw an old photo of Shetland knitters. The women had the skeins of yarn draped over their knees as they were knitting. Then and there I stopped winding yarn into balls and drape it on a skein holder instead. Now that I have more experience, I’ve learned that all of the spinning, skeining, winding and then knitting up adds a lot of twist into the yarn – twist that eventually relaxes and changes the finished piece. So, another good reason not to spend all that time winding!