Complete and Utter Failure

Ever spend an entire day on one project, make a mistake, and realize that entire thing needs to be scrapped?  Yeah, that was my Sunday.

I was working on a piece of a baby sweater, and totally forgot to bind off on part of the sleeves for the one side.  It’s in yarn, too, that’s nearly impossible to take off what I had bound off and rip out.  As a result, an entire day’s work ended up in complete and utter failure.

Eh, at least I have enough yarn to start over and still complete the project.  And I did start over.

When I realized that what I had done couldn’t be saved, I actually laughed.  What else was I going to do?  A few years ago when I started knitting, I probably would have broke down into tears, but I probably still would have started again.

What have I learned between my knitting beginnings and now?  Failure is a part of the process.  It’s going to happen, you deal with it, and start over.  And make sure you pay extra special attention to the pattern this time.  Yes.

My advice to you?  Don’t let failure get you down.  As I said, it a part of what we do as crafters, and it’s going to happen.  Just start over and keep trying!

The Big WUL Giveaway Image

I know I keep on going on and on about The Wrap Up, Lancaster! Project’s fundraising giveaway, The Big WUL Giveaway, but it does end at MIDNIGHT TONIGHT, Eastern Standard Time. We will gladly ship certain items to winners located outside the Lancaster, PA, USA area, and there’s plenty of great stuff that we can do that with!

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