Today we were sitting there eating lunch discussing the fact that everything around us is falling apart. Honestly, it really is. So, HWWV says, I've been noticing that we have fewer and fewer glasses in the cupboard. And I say that they've been cracking and I have been throwing them away one by one. And then he says that he looks in the cupboard and then checks the dishwasher thinking that it must be needing to be emptied, but it doesn't. And then I say, same here.
And then he says, "I guess that means we will have to start drinking straight out of the bottle."
But, the knitting, it usually doesn't let me down. The good thing about knitting is that, if it breaks, you can rip and re-knit. Shoot, there are people who routinely find second-hand sweaters and re-purpose the yarn by ripping the sweater, laundering the yarn, and re-knitting it into some other item.
I never understood people who lament, oh, my sweater is ruined! It doesn't fit! I made a mistake!
Friends, let's be real. It is knitting. It won't let you down unless YOU let IT down.
P.S. My hat turned out fine.
(And another BTW: There's a giveaway at Stitch Diva for a copy of my book, Custom Knits 2, plus a discounted yarn kit for the Blithe Tee which appears in the book. Also watch for a podcast with my buddy Marly. It happens on Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. Listen to it live--before she has to edit out my bloopers!)