Perseverance

Thank you for all the lovely comments on Butterfly. It cheered me up after an extremely busy day at work today. The House of Commons recess begins next week so all the Ministers are trying to get their parliamentary questions, submissions etc out of the way which means I’ve had a whole lot of briefing to do.

Anyway, the other day I was reading noblinknit’s blog and she was discussing the need to get past the block of being near the end of a project and worrying it won't turn out as well as planned. And I realised that is what I have with my Print o’the Waves stole . I am so near finishing but I’ve suddenly slowed down and started focussing on other things and it’s because I’m worried that all the hard work I’ve put in will end up worthless. As you can see from the picture, it’s not exactly looking stunning at the moment (more like a malformed cauliflower). But now I’ve decided to get on with it, so expect to see a finished stole soon! Besides I want to start something new…

11 comments:

Cherry Rolfe said...

Doesn't look like any caulifower I have ever seen! Looks pretty! Hazel has a good post about blocking that might inspire you to finish!! Have courage dear Kendra!!!!

nat said...

It looks like it's turning out well - it will be good after you block it. It looks like mine looked around that time. :-D

noblinknits said...

Yes, yes , yes! Finish it up and start something new! Hooray! The blocking process is amazing and the shawl will look fantastic.

Brahdelt said...

I totally agree, blocking is the answer to your worries! My Ella shawl looked like a multi-surfaced blob when I finished it, but then after blocking it turned into a proper shawl. ^v^

acrylik said...

Another one in agreement - once it's blocked it will be transformed! Can't wait to see the finished result :)

dreamcatcher said...

Oh yes, it will be stunning once it is blocked :-)

sue said...

Your butterfly looks gorgeous. I could not knit the pattern with all of the fluffy KSH, but you did a beautiful job on it.

Alice said...

I felt that way about my recent Ella and I now can't believe how pleased I am with it. I really am sure you will find that your stole is not a disappointment. Honestly - it will be lovely.

dianne said...

hi, great post title and thinking:). absolutely love butterfly!

nanatoo said...

Ooh, you're an excellent knitter young Kendra :D I love Butterfly and the stole is going to be gorgeous.

Becky said...

Hehe...I had to chuckle at your malformed cauliflower comment but I promise you that it so does NOT look like one. But I once knit a poncho for my sister and I remember that, to me, it looked all lumpy and misshapen. Then I blocked it, and presto! Instant goodness.