Thursday, August 11, 2016

Slow And Steady

This has been a very busy summer. Lots of family in and out here, more lake time than usual, extra church duties, Camp Mimi lasted a week. All good things. Knitting really took a backseat. But I did manage to sneak in a few stitches most days. A row or two here and there early in the morning. A half row while little ones napped. Maybe a few stitches before bedtime. I knitted between the big parts of each day.

And all of a sudden, I realized I was done. I had finished a large shawl in four weeks. So what if other knitters made theirs in less than two weeks? (Yes. I had a hard time not comparing my speed to theirs as they posted pictures on Ravelry and Instagram.) It's not cool enough to wear it yet anyway. Mine is done in plenty of time for fall weather.

I'm glad I didn't wait to start "until I had time" to make this. All of those little bits of knitting added up. Is there something you've been wanting to do? Waiting to do? Then start. Now. It will take however long it takes. But if you don't start, you'll never finish.

Pattern:  Talisman by Curious Handmade
Size:  Large
Yarn:  Periwinkle Sheep - Merino Silk
Colorway:  Memories Of Summer
Needle:  Size 6

A dear friend of mine told me years and years ago, "Honey, dripping water wears away rock." She was telling me how she got her husband to do things. She said her nudging was so gentle that he never knew she was making him do what she wanted. 

But her thinking applies to many things. It's the persistence. The steady pace. Just keep at it and you'll get there. 


  1. I was wondering how your shawl was coming along. Congrats! It's wonderful! Every stitch counts toward progress. I have a small project on my needles and when I get busy with chores, I sometimes take a break for just one row. Lovely shawl!

    1. Now I'm waiting for it to cool off so that I can wear it! And trying to decide what I want to start next.

  2. This is my first time visiting your blog and I wanted to say hi! I agree with starting what you want. Now you'll have all those lovely memories wrapped up in your shawl. I still have little kids (1 and 5) so my only crafting time is after bedtime but I still try to get in a few stitches a night. It all counts!

    1. Welcome, Holly! I do remember those days. Back then, I did my bits of sewing early, early in the morning. Yes, it all counts.


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