It’s Okay To Start Over.

“It’s humbling to start fresh. It takes a lot of courage. But it can be reinvigorating. You just have to put your ego on a shelf & tell it to be quiet.” ~ Jennifer Ritchie Payette

This project was simple enough.  It was the one that made me get over my fear  hatred of dpns — which is big cause I’ve declared ad nauseum on here how much I hate them  — with absolutely no ladders!


I got to the point where I was a few stitches from finishing and that’s after  I caught all of the dropped stitches then went merrily along without a complaint.  But then I decided to try the hat on Ferdinand — y’all don’t laugh cause you know already that all my toys have names.    😀

It was kinda loose in the brim, and I thought it could do well with an image either done in intarsia or duplicate stitches.  You know … to kind spruce it up a little.  My friend Laurie didn’t care, she just wanted the hat, but I cared.  It was fine the way it was, there were no mistakes showing, I could have given it to her.  But I knew the project could have been better.

 Almost Done

So I put my ego aside.  I embraced all that it can be from starting over, then I frogged it.

Starting Over

It’s hard to start over.  Sometimes in doing so, you have to either travel new, unknown roads or traverse again roads you’ve traveled before or experience a combination of both.  But in my mind, knowing that you need to start over and making the attempt is courageous.  It gives you, as one of my old professors used to say, “gristle for the mill”.   This lesson can be applied to life, or a project.  No matter which one, the object is the same — that starting over might take some effort, but it’s an opportunity to do better than you did the first time around.   No matter how many times you have to start again.