22 Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. 23 They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
I had extremely productive plans for the holiday weekend! There was a wedding to attend and as I packed my three projects for the ride, I noted the progress of each. These were not projects that needed to be cast on, okay one did need to be put on the needles but the rest were at least 60 rows in. I was looking forward to a pleasant ride with my needles clacking their soothing cadence with music softly playing.
Alas, then the car air conditioner and the cd player went out. No biggie, I could still knit, but that morning I neglected to fortify myself with a cup of coffee. So not having achieved full wakefulness I picked up the needles and pattern, allowing my faulty memory to tell me where to begin, I totally neglect to re-read my notes, so I did not include the necessary increases in those twelve rows. In frustration, I stuffed that project back into the bag and picked up the next “mindless” project. Admittedly, I had already made two minor mistakes that only a perfectionist would have caught, then my coffee deprived mind made mistake number three.
Three strikes and that project was now out and hastily packed away. The breeze picked up and I sat and pouted, fussing at myself and trying to figure out what to do. I did not read the directions again, I did not make sure that I my mind was in the right space to move forward. Riding home the next day later, I pulled out the project and began pulling out ALL of the stitches. I’m sure the trucks looking down in the car thought I was knitting, but nooooo, I was frogging! There was quite a bit of tension released as I wound that sweater back into a ball.
Like life, I am still learning to acknowledge and recognize my errors. I am resigned to be more patient with myself and others. Life is filled with constant lessons should we be willing to learn and embrace our mistakes long enough to acknowledge, confess and release them. Did I not read my Bible that morning? Had I neglected to find out God’s plans for my day? Without fortifying myself with the Word, the reading or patterns and directions won’t happen. Knowing God’s plan for the trip, would have diminished the frustration I caused. Thankfully, God permits do overs, His mercies are fresh and new every day. I am grateful for the blanket of forgiveness that cover our lives should we be willing to learn and move forward.
Making His praise glorious!
- Studio Knits: The Angel (summityarnstudio.wordpress.com)
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- Third time’s a charm (myheadisfullofyarn.wordpress.com)