We knit for many different reasons. For some it is the creativity, for others it might be a way to relax and de-stress. Whatever the reason, the way you knit usually reflects your current mood. If you are angry and upset, or distracted, you might start holding the yarn tighter without realizing it. If you’re working on a pattern that needs your attention, and you’re in la la land…well, we all know what that outcome will be. After a few rows of “taking it out on the yarn”, your stitching and rows will stand out like a sore thumb. And your pattern could have a new meaning to it.
My advice is to walk away from your project, have a glass of wine and chill! Or do some deep breathing exercises and then try again.
Many years ago, I was knitting a sweater with a very complicated pattern. I was stressed out about “life”. I unconsciously took it out on the sweater. At the time, I was working on the sleeve. After knitting about 30 rows, I stopped to check my gauge and admire my handiwork. Yikes…the pattern was unrecognizable and the rows were so tight, it was actually laughable. It was a lesson learned.
Which now leads me to the real reason for telling you all this. Stressors in my life have been a little on the high side for the past few days. So, I am gently going to walk away from the wrap that I’m knitting. I’m going to take a “chill pill” so to speak and embrace a beautiful weekend surrounded by love, laughter and wine!
I will be back on Monday!
Wishing all the daddies out there a Very Happy Father’s Day!