I know I'm waxing eloquent, but I'm trying to learn to spend more time in the present rather than fretting over the past or the future. In the middle of that long car ride, it was nice to find a moment of peace and joy. I want to remember that.
|What a mess ...|
Here's the philosophical bent that my mind wandered to as I worked on that knot. Get ready, it's pretty profound, hehe. Yarn is like life. Life has its challenges just like yarn has its knots, and being relaxed while you face life's challenges benefits you just like being relaxed while unknotting yarn does. Being irritated at life's challenges just makes you frustrated and the challenges are more difficult. Why not be relaxed at life's challenges, and look at them as an extension of the wonder of life instead of obstacles? Not only will we enjoy life more ... but we'll also be able to solve our problems more effectively. Win win.
The yarn will have knots. There's no need to dread them, if indeed I truly enjoy the process of making the blanket as much as I enjoy having the finished blanket. Especially this particular one, which I call my "garbage blanket" as I'm making it out of leftover yarn a friend gave me that she was just going to throw away.
Making the blanket even when I have to unknot yarn is a moment to be savored, just like life's work, the daily grind, and also life's challenges are all moments to be savored. May we savor them!