I finished my first knitting project: a blanket for Chase Bird.
It’s not perfect. I somehow increased stitches without knowing I was doing it. And there are some dropped stitches here and there.
|The new blanket spread out on Chase Bird's bed under the sofa table in the living room.|
But it’s OK that it’s not perfect. Chase Bird doesn’t care about those things. He just wants soft things to lie on.
And I have found that I don’t care about the mistakes as nearly as much as I would have at one point.
I decided ahead of time that I was going to put my perfectionism on the back burner for knitting.
I enjoyed the process of making the blanket. I enjoyed getting through the struggles. I enjoyed relaxing and not worrying about perfect. I enjoyed starting a project and finishing it.
And I know I’m going to improve because I’m going to keep practicing.
I bet I can apply those lessons to other things in life, don’t you think?
And yes, I'm planning my next knitting project.
|At first, Chase Bird seemed unimpressed.|
|But then he decided to give it a try.|