Yeah, I know, not very exciting. Let’s not forget the mandate for the learning resolution. “I’m looking for quirky, seemingly difficult things that most people marvel at, yet could be accomplished if you just make an effort and have the discipline and tenacity to stick with it.” Well, maybe you don’t marvel at it, but I do, especially when I see these yarn bombsgoing off all over the place lately.
I’m not jumping right into the yarn bombing (although I am secretly fantasizing about it), but instead I am attempting a simple, straightforward scarf with a single ball of yarn. I started last night with instruction from Barb. I figured it would be a way for me to relax, to find my inner zen. What I found, was frustration and anger. I restarted twice and never settled into a rhythm. I went to sleep exhausted and uptight.
I will not give up though. I’m hoping that with enough repetition I’ll find that rhythm and learn to enjoy it. If not, at least I’ll have a scarf to show for my effort.
PS: When I mentioned that I’d taken up knitting for my 4th resolution, a friend started sending me a bunch of links under the header, “Inspiration.” Apparently, knitting has become quite an underground phenomenon among some men.