mvervinck

March 28, 2015

Keep Trying, Take a Break, and Try Again

Filed under: Uncategorized — mvervinck @ 3:05 pm

For some reason, I really want to crochet a wrap/shawl for myself.  I have no idea why I want to do this or why I think that it is something that I would like.  I just started crocheting about a year ago, and in that time, I have made two afghans (one as a gift and one for our couch), numerous little items (washcloths, coasters, purses) and one sweater (never worn yet).  I have given some things away, and some thing I have used while others sit in my closet for a variety of reasons..  Anyway, I don’t know why I have this obsession with making a shawl, but I do.  I found yarn that I love for it and then started looking for a pattern, which I think is the wrong way to approach this type of project, but it is what it is.  I started two different patterns and couldn’t really figure out either one.  I got frustrated and put the idea aside for the night, and I went back to it this morning.  I decided to try the pattern I thought I liked again, and, once again, I found it frustrating.  I decided to try the first pattern I gave up on one more time.  As I was reading, I realized that I didn’t read one important line.  The line that explained why I couldn’t figure out the pattern in the first place.  Now, the pattern makes sense, and I was able to get started on it.

I wonder how many times I have missed some small, but very important detail.  Something that, if I had noticed, would have changed my perception in some significant way.  Small details may just seem like tiny things, but can change the outcome of something in a very dramatic way.  Plus, just being willing to revisit something that I was, at one time, willing to give up on is something that I try to instill in my kids.  Perseverance, never give up, is a quality that is very important to me.  See, it does pay off!

IMG_1845

I know what I am doing now. Can’t wait to finish it!

Advertisements

2 Comments »

  1. Sometimes our eyes skip over the one thing that pulls it all together. Good for you going back and trying again. Soon you will be wrapping yourself in a warm shawl on chilly evenings. Love the yarn!

    Comment by elsie — March 28, 2015 @ 3:34 pm | Reply

  2. Congratulations for persevering and be willing to revisit something that frustrated you. Very pretty yarn.

    Comment by showgem — March 28, 2015 @ 10:41 pm | Reply


RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.

%d bloggers like this: