Recently Better Half and I took off on some little jaunts to different parts of Missouri, one of our favorite states. In a particularly nice little town deep in the heart of wine country (What-you’re unaware of Missouri’s history of wineries? They were on to luscious grapes before Napa knew what hit ’em!) while strolling about a charming brick-lined street, I stopped in a second-hand store. There it was: an extra-large 100% bulky-cotton Gap sweater. I’ve been wanting to try my hand at unraveling sweaters and recycling the yarn. The sweater looked like it had never been worn. I paid a whopping $1.50 and by the next day I had five HUGE balls of yarn.
Earlier this past year, my dear friend J had given me a pattern for a slouchy beret and while my recycled yarn was quite a bit thicker than the yarn required, I decided to give it a whirl. Wowza, I had such fun. I took my project with me while we traveled to the other side of Missouri to visit relatives and friends (J again!) and stare at our latest purchase: our new farm. While knitting during the travels, BH and I talked about our dreams for our new farm and how we want to spend the remaining time we have together. It was fun. It was relaxing. We took windy country roads. We weren’t in a hurry to get anywhere. We stopped and took cool pictures.
We unraveled. . . .