On failure

I’ve been trying to knit a scarf.

I’ve been trying to knit a scarf for over a week and I wasn’t satisfied with it from the beginning.

It started curling inward after a few rows. But I kept going. I didn’t want to listen when people said that there was something wrong with my scarf. I carried on, until I was almost done.

I then stepped back for a moment and looked at things. My scarf was awful and curling in all the wrong places. I wasn’t happy with it from the very beginning but I blindly continued, convinced I could fix things later, or learn to love a flawed scarf.

I ripped the whole thing up an hour ago. I should have torn it apart earlier, but I loved that little scarf, flaws and all.

I ripped up my scarf and now I’m going to restart from the beginning.

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4 Responses

  1. This is really good.
    Don´t let others tell you If your scarf is nice or not.

  2. Hey this really sounds like a metaphor to me

  3. scarf completed by gramma and of course she is worried that if you are not here to sew the ends in it will not be appropriate for sierah as she will outgrow the jacket you so carefuly picked the colors to complement. oh well another reason to stress about meaningless things what would life be like without that

    • Cant she teach Si to do it? Argh!

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