Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Falling Backwards in what you create...

Ever have a bad time with something that you are creating?  Ever feel like all the hours spent on creating something and then having to start over can be frustrating?  Well I believe that has been me this week, I was humming along with my Ishbel knitting, got up to finishing the first section A and realized my spine center stitch was off by 1 stitch, way down in the stockinette section!   OOPS!  I thought of every which way to leave it, justify leaving it there and my sister (The Ishbel expertise) said to me that I couldn't leave it, that lace knitting was all a part of the learning process.  She encouraged me to find and correct the mistake and I did.  I wound up pulling it all out and beginning again three days ago.  I must say,  now that I started over, I  am knitting with more confidence and without mistakes.  It is a joyful experience!

Anything in which we create and spend our precious efforts and energy toward, whether  it is weaving, knitting, spinning, painting, or our exercise routine;  is worth our 100% energy toward it.  I learn that every time I step onto my yoga mat.  I want to do my very best with the routine I have before me.  That is how I feel toward any of my creative efforts.  Right now, knitting has my complete focus, I want a completed Ishbel shawl for myself.  My goal is to knit my two daughter n laws one for Christmas.  Each one will be in the colors of their wedding.  That is what I love about knitting so much, we can personalize each thing we knit.  As I am creating a knitted piece for someone, I pray over that piece and who I am knitting for.  I consider it a gift of love.

Yes, I fell extremely backwards this week in my knitting journey.  I was frustrated, tired and disappointed in myself as an experienced knitter.  How could just one little stitch create such havoc in my knitting world?  Come on and admit it, you have been there too!

Blessings to you and Namaste!


  1. Well I can really sympathize...two weeks ago I finished one of Jane Thornley's vest patterns...It just wasn't right....I redid the armholes and down the front three different times but it was just "UGLY"......I have never been so disappointed in anything I have knitted
    as I have been over that piece.....There was just no making it look any better...I guess I chose the wrong yarn and colors...I don't know but I put it in a box and I don't know what I am going to do with it.....
    I am proud of you for fixing your mistake and that it is going well now....Can't wait to see a picture of the finished piece.....
    Hugs and Blessings

  2. Keep at it Donna! I know that before you know it you will be showing off that wonderfull shawl! Miss seeing you.

  3. Sis,I am far from the ISH expert,but I do know lace knitting. I am so proud of your efforts and your resolve. Anything worth having is worth working for and that starts with family,job,and ends with friends and play! ALways stay true to the goals you set and know that this is our time now!!!

  4. Curt must help me get a photo up for your blog . I notice Holly has one!


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