my ‘nearly wordless wednesday’ photo
from yesterday caused lots of questions to come my way.
most of them along the lines of ‘what in the world is going on there?’.
many times in need of a zipper to be shorter
than what i had on hand, i have shortened.
when you’re dealing with a metal zipper, it’s quite simple.
use needle nosed pliers to remove
the little metal stopper that halts the zipper pull from pulling all the way off.
make desired length by using scissors to cut the fabric backing in spaces between
the close-set metal teeth (that’s the hardest part),
then reattach the little metal stopper at the new end of the zipper.
takes maybe 10 minutes and you’re good to go.
but the zipper i was tussling with
is molded electric blue plastic.
it wasn’t key to any project (since i found a replacement)
so i thought i’d see what was possible.
turns out what is possible is to make a huge mess,
pretty quickly and with very little effort.
(a la the ‘grinch who stole Christmas’)
and it has to do with julie’s super bulky
and with the reason i wanted a zipper in the first place.
and i frogged back (that’s the only ‘awful’ part about it)
to ‘no knitting done at all’ once again.
i started feeling all inspired by the above pic,
so i drove and i did paperwork (not simultaneously).
i walked by the fjord colored yotta, in the bowl on the kitchen island,
as i tried to slow down the chatter in my head and hear it tell me
exactly what it wants to become … and it did.
might even be finished by tomorrow.
definitely making headway.
until then, remember that brave (wo)men don’t slay their dragons
(or their unproductive tendencies and quirky character traits),
they ride them.
the view from up here, by the way, is stellar.