I figured out a really great way to deal with my headache-inducing Douceur et Soie. I was at knitting group on Wednesday evening, struggling, swearing, sweating out dropped stitches and funny pattern results. Chocolate and Raspberries arrived and sat down beside me. My first thought was that the color of my yarn would look fabulous with her blond hair, blue eyes, and fair skin. Jerking the knitted piece off my needles, scattering markers all over the table, and frogging it in record time, I handed the ball of yarn to her, along with its virgin mate, and told her that it was a gift. From me to her.
That felt sooo good. It was a monkey on my back. An albatross around my neck. Cement booties on my feet. It was expensive and beautiful. It was not worth the pain and suffering.
I am now free.....free to knit with the 2 balls of Bollicina (65% cashmere, 35% silk) that have been in stash for several years, untouched until now because I was not worthy until I found a solution to the dreaded D&S problem. Out of sight, out of mind.