Day 21 – No Time for Mistakes

Can you spot the mistake in this?  I can, and mistakes bug me, so much so that I usually rip things back and redo.  But I only have less than 88 knitting hours left (I have to eat/sleep work during the 88 hours before Christmas I’m not going to calculate that and scare myself)

When I teach beginner knitting classes, I start them on a simple washcloth (all knitting), the second project is knit & purls.  One thing I constantly repeat to them when they worry about mistakes is “it’s just a washcloth, it is going to be used/abused and any mistakes can be seen as ‘design features’.  Extra bumps or holes help with scrubbing.”

So I repeated this to myself and put the finished cloth in the ‘gift box’.