Friday Musings: Starting Over

Sometimes you just have to start over….

In knitting and in life.

I’m having a hard time with this concept lately, maybe because I’m smack dab in the middle of a new life, where one of my biggest dreams and goals is in the rear-view mirror.

There is plenty of joy and awesome in my everyday life, and wonderful things coming, but somehow, I still find myself resisting starting over.  It’s like your brain forgets how to do it while you’re so busy living a normal everyday existence.

Logically, you know that the project has to be scrapped, but emotionally, you have connected to those stitches as you’ve made them.  I’ve got a project that is for the upcoming “End The Stash Struggle” book, and it hit a place where I knew it wasn’t working out how I wanted it to.  The harder I pushed forward, the worse it got.  Then I hit a wall…creativity slowed to a trickle, then a drip.  I was fighting so hard to make the original version of the design work, even though I just knew it wasn’t going to.  Panic set in, as I have self-imposed goals and deadlines looming to deliver on these projects that are promised to the world.

It got worse.  In my experience, it usually gets worse before it gets better. 😉

Hmmmmm….  Days, a week, more frustration.

Then it dawned on me.  I had to give it up.  Had to start it over, let it go.  Let it be.  Stop chasing it and let it come to me.

And it finally flowed.  And there are still hiccups, like anything in life.  But it is a much better version of what it was always supposed to be.

WELL CRAP.  If that isn’t a life lesson I don’t know what is…

Has this happened to you?  What do you need to start over, in knitting or life?  Leave a comment or reply to this e-mail to share!

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