I make mistakes too….

I have been knitting a pair of lace socks with a very intricate pattern.  I took on this difficult pattern  because I thought it would help me improve my skills.  It is definitely something that is over my head.

I  finished the first one a while ago, and I felt really proud of myself for being able to “conquer” this difficult task, but then, I have lost the desire to finish the other one.  Some how the lure of the project no longer presents itself.

I have been sitting on this other sock for a long time, so finally I made myself promised not to start anything new until the pair is completed. You could say it is one of the monsters I have been fighting, and that is to finish whatever I start.  For two weeks,  I have been a good girl, working hard on it until this afternoon, when I only have the toes left to be completed.    Then  to my extreme horror, I found out that I have been using the wrong yarn.!  It is the right color, but the wrong yarn!!..It is so noticeable when I put it next to the other one.  You see,  I have balls of yarn sitting in my basket, and somehow I must have been confused and picked up the wrong one . The hard work from last two weeks are totally wasted !!  Sigh.  yes, a big sigh here.

Am I disappointed?  Yes,  but mind you disappointment has been my friend for a while, so a little set back like this really did not hurt my spirit. For a moment, I just sat there and giggled to myself.  I always preached that mistakes are to be made so we can learn from it.  Now that the shoe is my mouth, the medicine is a little too bitter to swallow.

But I have definitely learned some important things from this big “boo-boo”…

….  I learned not to be a cry baby when I fail, but to pick up the pieces and start all over again.

…I learned that procrastination really does not pay, it is my own stupid  fault that I have sat on this project for too long, and have forgotten the yarn I had used for the other one.

Also I learned that I need to pay attention to what I am doing.  If I had been more attentive, I would not have to pay such a big price.

Well definitely tonight I am a smarter woman because of these lessons…  “It was when I found out I could make mistakes that I knew I was on to something.”  ~Ornette Coleman

I should be grateful  that I have this opportunity to start all over again, I guess by the time I am finished with this sock, I will be really good at making lacy socks.

“God gives each of us chance after chance.” Job 33:29 (ESV)


About mamaj

mom with two grown up girls, children pastor, avid knitter, coffee-lover, bear-collector. I love reading, hanging out with my girl friends and yes, I am owned by a golden lab, Jaden.

Posted on October 31, 2010, in Uncategorized, wool gatherings. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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