Thursday, March 15, 2007

Cultivating Virtue

It is said that patience is a virtue. The Mr. S. scarf is giving me the opportunity to work on that aspect of my character.

Firstly, because it has given me a number of occasions to pick back rows. Let's face it, the pattern stitch is repetitive enough that the mind tends to wander just a bit. At the same time, it requires enough attention that a wandering mind can produce a row out of place. Fortunately, it is easy enough to "read" that I've not had to pick back more than 3 rows, and mostly I caught the goofs at one row or less.

Secondly, because as I got closer and closer to the end of the yarn, it was verrrry tempting to say "What the heck, that's long enough," and bind it off then and there. But I persisted until I had only this much yarn left.

And I hope I am a better person for it. (In truth, I probably could have squeaked out one more repeat, ah well....)

Now for a trip through the washer and dryer.....

1 comment:

kmkat said...

What a gorgeous color of blue!