learning from knitting

I knit a hat for my daughter over the past two evenings. (She took it upstairs when she went to bed, so I'll have to post a picture later.) I had some chunky pale blue yarn, she'd seen a hat she liked at REI, and I offered to knit her one in the same style. More pointed than rounded,  ear flaps, strings with tassel ends - I knew I could improvise the pattern. The yarn was soft; the project was quick and satisfying. It delighted my daughter. It also made me realize how much of my life I spend working at the steepest part of the learning curve - wherever I can find it. And I do love that kind of hard work and challenging exploration - leaning into something new.

But I should remember that I also love doing the things I already know how to do.



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