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)