Time well spent
Yesterday I knit the ribbing for the right front.
Last night when I discovered my mistake I caught myself thinking "oh no what a waste of time! I wanted to get the fronts finished this weekend, now I have to do this over again." Then I thought again. How is time spent knitting a waste of time? Sure, I all I had tangibly to show for it was a pile of crinkly yarn, but the time spent making the stitches in the first place was time well spent, time which is calming and knits something inside of me. Time I was happy to spend again this morning.
Old lessons, often repeated, maybe one day I will embrace the path more than the fruit. Daydreams of the future are fun but it's how I spend the now that matters.
I read once about a student who didn't have much money to spend on knitting. She bought enough yarn for a whole jumper. She knitted that jumper and enjoyed the process. When it ws done, she still didn't have money to knit so...
she unravelled the whole thing and knitted a different jumper!
Now that's dedication to the process!
Enjoy your knitting, Sarah.