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Sunday, February 15, 2009


Knitting taught me a lesson the other day.  I learned not to second-guess myself (too much) and to double check before I undo what I just did.

I came to this "lesson" because, for some reason, I was convinced I made a mistake in the way I knit the cuff of the 2nd sleeve (yes!  I finished the first one!).  So I ripped out the 2 inches I had already done, thinking I'm doing what every good knitter would do which is to admit my mistake and redo it so it's right.  But after much time redoing and redoing a basic rib, I finally end up exactly where I started. A

and guess what?  I was right the first time.  I did not make a mistake (I double checked the 2nd cuff with the 1st cuff). All I did was waste a bunch of time all because I second-guessed myself.  

ARG!!!  I guess it wasn't a total waste because I did learn something valuable.  Sometimes, I wonder where my brain goes.  This was a total "DOH!" incident!

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