Saturday, January 21, 2017

Knitting and Learning!

There has been knitting! This is good, because this is a knitting blog. Last week, there was no blogging, but there was knitting! Would you like to see what I have been knitting? Well, lots of things. Like party favors (which are not linked on Ravelry - sorry girls, I know this fails you, but I totally made this one up):

There were some socks that I think I cast on in December, as Christmas socks:

There were some secret gifties, and some selfish knitting, too! The first selfish knit of 2017 is this sweater, which I mostly love...

...except for the sleeves. I think the sleeves should be longer, but I think I may be too lazy to rip out 28 rows of garter-stitch-in-the-round to add the extra length. I do have extra yarn, but I'm just not sure if I'm up for a rip and re-knit on them. Especially since I just did a little rip and re-knit on my second selfish knit of the year...this fingering-weight yarn sweater:

I just started this one, and I was only about 16 rounds in when I found a pretty big boo-boo in the knitting. As with most things, I am happy that I stopped to correct the error, and now I am loving this knit! I can't wait until it all comes together...there are 5 colors that I will stripe throughout, and this makes it so exciting!

Just like my knitting, I am finding that my life goes smoother if I stop to fix the mistakes right away. Sometimes mistakes cannot be fixed, like words that you cannot un-say (or sleeves you don't feel like un-knitting) but most of the time you can at least apologize. My sleeves could be fixed, but because I have woven in the ends, and blocked the "finished" sweater, it will be a job. I should have followed my instincts, stopped to measure and added more length before the garter border. An apology can be the same way. After you've said or done something that hurts another person, sometimes it's a job to even get your foot in the door so that you can apologize. And most of the time, I know that I shouldn't say or do that thing, even before it happens...the smarter choice would be to stop and measure those words and/or actions before they come out.

The Bible reminds me that I should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry. (James 1:19) I'm working on that. Pretty wants to jump in and use ALL OF THE WORDS! She is learning, however, that it is often better to be quiet and consider a gentle answer, even when confronted with wrath. (Proverbs 15:1) So much to learn, every day. But I woke up this morning, so I'm going to keep learning.

I'm glad that you woke up this morning, too, and I'm glad that you stopped by. Never stop learning, and Knit in Good Health!

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