Processes and products

Pi shawl

As I read Anna’s post¬†about how she is struggling to find the patience to read, I thought about how I knit. Specifically, I thought about how often I turn my knitting projects into races – how instead of enjoying the process of knitting, I rush to get them finished and off the needles. Here’s an example: the shawl above is one that I started in order to have some easy knitting for when my mind or my hands were tired, but I have spent the last few days counting the rows and minutes until it was finished. And, of course, now it is done I am immediately thinking about starting a similar project.

I don’t make resolutions at new year, but I am making¬† a mental note to remember to enjoy the process of knitting, and stop thinking in terms of finished outputs.

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2 Responses to Processes and products

  1. Wendy says:

    I have the opposite problem. I love crochet and have a draw full of finished and near finished projects with no idea where or to whom they are going, I often get asked…..who is that for? I have no answer,,,,i just crochet!

  2. VanessaVaile says:

    Gorgeous. This Christmas, my daughter gave me jacket that goes with the cap you knit — or maybe she gave it to the cap. I put it up as a profile picture and will share a picture on Twitter.

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