|Inspiration for color choice.|
A little while ago my aunt got me a cute little knick-nack that was a sign that read "I knit to keep my life from unraveling." And it's true. When I need to take a moment and breathe, I pick up something to knit. I find I bite my nails less too. Last night I started another washcloth for fun, thinking I'd pick it up here and there. Yet, today I knit it to completion. At first I knit to relax and try not to stress out about the job I had an interview for last Friday. And then later I knit it to try to cope with the disappointment of not getting said job. I allowed myself some crying time, and then got to work knitting, slipping and purling. Having this simple project to concentrate on when all I wanted to do (and still do..) was bawl my eyes out.
I'm disappointed I didn't get that job. I really truly wanted it. And I thought the interview had gone very well. I've been unemployed for a little over a year now...and it's tough. I admit that I didn't focus on job searching as much as I should of. But now that my mind and heart is in the right place...I feel this loss like a physical blow. I allowed my hopes to get too high, and when they crashed it hurt. A lot. They say that things happen for a reason, and that's what I keep chanting as my mantra. And who knows? Maybe the person they offered the position to will decline. A girl can only hope...
This cloth was a lot of fun to knit. Very easy to remember pattern (really! it's like knit by color easy). Other than wrapping while knitting I didn't learn anything new, but I did enjoy working with the two colors. It wasn't until I was weaving in my ends that I realize I might have been subconsciously swayed in my color choice...my little pair of scissors are the exact same colors and my Vera Bradley notion bag has the blue and green in it too.
|A lot of fun to knit|
Pattern: Playful Plaid Cloth by Renee M.
Yarn: Lily Sugar 'n Cream in Mod Blue and Hot Green
Needles: US 7
"Sometimes in the chaos of everyday life, knitting represents the one thing over which I seem to have any control...and that is sometimes just an illusion." ~ Joan Schrouder