I am working on a pattern which included the instruction to complete a number of rows in stockinette stitch, then switch to a smaller size needle to begin a ribbing pattern.
Easy enough. I finished the final purl row of the stockinette and picked up the smaller needle. I completed one row of ribbing then turned the project and continued in pattern. OOPPSS!! I forgot to pick up the 2nd smaller needle and completed 7 rows with two needles of different size. Time to frog!!!!
I am working on socks, so of course a 2nd one had to be made. I MADE THE SAME MISTAKE AGAIN!!! Ugh.
It would be okay if this happened only in knitting, but it doesn’t. I decide to quit eating junk food, then find myself finishing off a bag of candy; I decide to exercise daily and realize it has been a week; I vow to stand firm in the faith and pass by an opportunity to share Christ’s love once again.
I find myself stuck in the mire of my failures. If I focus on those failures I will definitely repeat them. Matthew 6:21 tells us “where your treasure is, your heart will be also.” That could apply to where your mind is as well. If your mind is on the negative, the heart will follow.
I must force myself to “forget what is behind, strain toward what is ahead” as Paul proclaims in Phil 3:13 or perhaps as Isaiah 43:18 declares “forget the former things, do not dwell on the past.” If I do not, I will become depressed and withdrawn.
Paul continues “I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus” (vs 14). Today I open my eyes to a new day and new opportunities. This day has not yet been written. Yesterday’s mistakes are gone. “I will sing of your love and strength each morning (Ps 59:16)
It is morning, a new day. Bring it on Lord!! As long as we are stitched together, there will be no frogging.