As I was searching for some inspiration to share with you on this Monday morning, I came across this quote that gives me comfort for when tough moments strike:
“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.”
This quote reminds me that during the toughest times, I will learn the most and if I make it out from under the ashes, I’ll gain just a little more wisdom because it’s during these times we are learning the most about ourselves. Our struggles are our biggest teachers.
It’s so hard to get that when you’re in the midst of dealing with a challenge. This we can of course relate to in any area of our life, but in regards to our knitting endeavors, we can also experience this throughout our learning journey.
Speaking of challenges, I’m currently dealing with one myself which has left me frazzled and frustrated for the past week.
I thought it would be fun to design a new accessory pattern for an upcoming issue of Creative Knitting, and I decided to integrate the Feather & Fan stitch pattern into my design. It’s an easy stitch pattern and it’s very popular, so why not?
I thought it would be easy to just “whip up” the idea I have in mind, but the way I want to construct the design is throwing me for a loop. I just can’t seem to wrap my brain around how to make it work.
I’ve already spent a few nights squirming and anxiously trying to figure this out and right now, I decided the best thing is to move on to something else and come back to this with fresh eyes with this wonderful little quote in mind:
“Life is like a Polaroid picture; eventually everything comes to light.”
There’s always tomorrow!