Shopping should be banned! It’s the most time-wasting, no-entity there is on this planet. Whoever says they like shopping, food shopping that is, ought to be banished to Mars.

After the weekly drudge of trawling through the supermarket, waiting in loooong queues at the checkout, then having to drag the bags into the car, I think we all deserve the best glass of wine there is to offer. Plus it takes us away from the most important occupation – Knitting.

And talking about knitting, the ‘quick scarf’ I started last week is finished. A little disappointing and annoying as whoever was at the winding machine in the factory to create the balls of the yarn decided that a fast colour change was the flavour of the day. Hmmmm…

This particular acrylic boucle goes through colour changes and melds beautifully from one colour to the next, until I come to about three-quarters of the way through the ball. Here, someone decided it might be nice to have a change of pace and instead of the 100gram ball being one continuous length, the golden brown was suddenly changed to a bright blue. Ouch! Needless to say, I am not impressed.

It has in fact spoilt the whole look of the piece. As this happened near the end of the ball, I managed to manouver the colours to blend a little, using the purple against the brown, following through with the blue, then the rest of the purple flowing into red. The colour changes still ‘stand out’ too much.

The moral of the story? Beware when buying 100gram balls of blended-coloured yarn. Maybe buy two balls, just in case and you need to blend the colours yourself.

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