Friday, December 20, 2013

Letting Go

Yesterday my knitting goal was to block the Dipped Infinity I've been working on.  Never mind that when the day started, it was still on the needles.  I was convinced I had enough time in between everything else to finish knitting the cowl and then block it.

By "everything else" I mean a little birthday celebration.  December is a busy birthday month in my household.  I try to make the celebrations special, so they don't get lost in the holiday shuffle.  That means extra cooking and baking.

We're not limited to traditional birthday cakes in this family, and yesterday's celebration included apple strudel.  

When all the eating and singing and celebrating had subsided, I sat down with my knitting.  It was getting late, but the burning candles created an air of magic.  I still thought I could meet my knitting goal for the day.

By the time the witching hour rolled around, I knew I had to make an adjustment.  The sugar buzz had worn off, and I was on the verge of making mistakes.  Instead of pressing forward, I called it quits for the day.  Sometimes the best strategy is letting go.

I made it to the final color and a handful of rounds.  So close. Yesterday's goal will be today's reality.

This season can be full of surprises . . . unexpected gifts and good deeds.

Like homemade candy from a friend.

My color inspiration for the week.

Cheery and bright.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Happy Holidays to you!
In my case, some wisdom has come with age, I no longer force myself to knit when I don't feel well or am tired. Too many mistakes happen.