Sunday, February 05, 2012

Things I Forget

What I am making does not have to be The Best Thing Ever.

If I don't like it, or it does not work, I Can Make More.

Making is the Fun Part, having is not the Fun Part, Having Made Something Nice is Fun, but then I just turn around and make something else (nice or otherwise).

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It's yarn. Yes, it's also time, and maybe money, but really? Nobody dies. Don't sweat the small stuff.


Anonymous Janine said...

Love this post.

1:30 PM  
Blogger Charleen said...

Here, here!! I have just ripped out and reknitted a sweater for the third time (three different sweaters, not the same one). It's the process for sure and when the finished product doesn't please, you get to go through the process again :-)

2:07 PM  
Blogger Barbara said...

I'm getting there. I hate that paralyzed feeling when I can't figure out the perfect weft to use with a handspun yarn.

I'm getting better at just putting on the warp and weaving it off - putting on longer warps to get fabric instead of short pieces.

I machine washed that sample of 36 epi and don't like it any better than I did when I showed it to you. The hand of it didn't change perceptibly.

I ordered some 16/2 bamboo and going to do one more sample see how much it changes the fabric over the 10/2 of the 5th sample.

I heard from the friend that is putting together the study group for weaving the fabric for a garment and then sewing the garment. The first weekend meeting is in March. I appreciate what you said about tuition - taking workshops and studying something intensively is tuition for mastering a skill.

2:58 PM  
Blogger Vicki Foster said...

Hi Sara!

It's so true! I was weaving a project for the 1st time in 5 years (I know, way too long!!) and was having trouble with threads breaking, etc. When the project was complete, and handed over to the person it was commissioned for, it was love, love, love. All those colourful metephors were so not needed! ;)

Need more hand lotion??

7:36 PM  
Blogger sarah said...

So true. But in my mind it IS the best thing ever before I start so, if the finished product is badly flawed, I feel as though I've failed. Pointing out to myself all the things I've learned, that I can do better next time, is certainly true but doesn't make me feel better about it.

On the other hand, sometimes the finished product meets or exceeds expectations, and that truly is the best thing ever.

2:43 AM  
Blogger Valerie said...

Thanks for the reminder.

4:43 AM  
Blogger LauraJ said...

And this is why, I think, I am knitting TINY TINY ELEPHANTS.

6:47 AM  
Blogger Lynn said...

You're reading my mind again....

6:54 AM  
Blogger judy said...

Yes ma'am.

7:51 AM  
Anonymous Molly (cobaltandindigo) said...

Words of wisdom indeed. :)

2:44 PM  
Anonymous John said...

We have a guild member we constantly have to remind "It's just string! No one is going to die if it isn't perfect." So thanks for the reminder!

11:28 AM  
Anonymous Sarah said...

A timely reminder for me--thank you!

6:54 PM  

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