In my view, a brand new ball of sweetly coloured wool is a wonderful thing.
It holds so many possibilities.
Once I am introduced to a fresh hank of yarn, it’s important that I carefully consider what it wants to be.
All the above are carefully considered and weighed.
There are times when I make a decision, only to have the yarn correct me shortly after the work has begun.
How is this done?
Usually in the form of a knitting error, where I have no choice but to start all over again.
Take for example my latest knitting project.
The fine and light merino yarn hand-painted with aqua tones and black marbling was first destined to become a simple triangle shawl with a picot edging.
I cannot tell you how many times I had to start over because I miscounted or was unhappy with the way the stitches were falling.
In the end, out of frustration, I abandoned the idea of a shawl in favour of a slouch hat.
Interestingly enough, a day later and the hat is now nearly half done with zero mistakes or misdemeanours.
How do I explain this?
I just accept it and move forward.
An object lesson, well learned.
If only more of life’s daily lessons were so easy to learn from.