Sunday, April 20, 2008

Just Like Starting Over

Tiger Lily Bud
"It's been too long since we took the time
No-one's to blame, I know time flies so quickly
But when I see you darling
It's like we both are falling in love again
It'll be just like starting over, starting over" - John Lennon

I'm working on rediscovering my love of crafting and the pure pleasure of seeing and feeling beautiful yarn and patterns. Like many things, it's often a course of action with no roadmap, making it all the more difficult. I'm clawing my way back at present and losing fingernails in the process. No, seriously. Ripped one of the thumb bits right off this afternoon. I'll be back fairly regularly once I find the delicate balance between tolerating the process to get to the end result.

Unlike my wisdom teeth, my finger-snapping, nose-twitching "Bewitched" powers never came in very well. Really though, what fun would it be to see a new pattern and have it come into being in a flash. The first few times it's kinda cool perhaps, but how much joy do you get from 'Open the closet, and POOF. New sweater from that fabulous yarn'. What would I learn about patience or creativity or pride in accomplishment? About messing up horribly then making it right? Nothing! Bugger all, being a thinking person. Hence the balancing act.

You have to be in the mood for life lessons though because, no matter how long you've been above ground and breathing, starting over is still no fun.

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Blogger The Ninja Knitter said...

The one thing that crafting has taught me - nothing is set in stone. Changes and evolutionary growth (of the project or of the creator) are always a possibility. Here's hoping that you rekindle a rather torrid love affair with your craftiness.

4/20/2008 08:59:00 PM  
Blogger a friend to knit with said...

yes. i do hope you rediscover your love. and i am sure you will. in time. often it is times like those that make us love and appreciate it that much more.

4/21/2008 09:29:00 AM  
Blogger KnitNana said...

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4/21/2008 10:24:00 AM  
Blogger KnitNana said...

Decided to comment on your lovely photo and forget my earlier comment which was "dumb"!
But I haven't learned the "nose twitch" either and wish I could!

4/21/2008 11:14:00 AM  
Blogger KarenJoSeattle said...

I'm definitely a process knitter and still I sometimes have to remind myself that certain things are part of that process. And I've been there with the starting over - one of the motivations for starting my blog a year ago. I expect you'll find your way, but wish you some ease and an early return to that ideal spot.

4/21/2008 03:27:00 PM  
Blogger Two Cables and a Frapp said...

The pictures are beautiful and fresh. Once again you've inspired me. Pushing myself further into knitting without so much pressure.

4/22/2008 06:32:00 PM  
Blogger Cat said...

I agree, the photo is lovely. I've added you to my blogroll.

4/22/2008 06:36:00 PM  
Blogger KSee said...

great picture.
Starting over is a b*tch but then you have to consider the alternative.
I'll never stopped trying to twitch my nose to make it happen.

4/23/2008 05:13:00 PM  

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