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.


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?

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Feb 24, 2013 | Posted by in Blog, Fresh from Stacey | 1 comment

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  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!