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Life Lessons in Lace

I post a lot of lace progress and finished object pictures, but I don’t often post about what knitting means to me. Here are a few of the little things I’ve learned about life, as learned through lace knitting:

  • Being too tense or too relaxed can make a difference in the moment, but ultimately, all your tension should even out in the end.
  • There aren’t many second chances in life, but knitting lets you frog and restart over and over again. Embrace the chance for a re-do; they don’t come around often.
  • A squiggly rumpled mess really can transform into an elegant work of art. It’s just a matter of a little soap and water and some hard work.
  • It’s always smart to have a safety line.
  • The negative space representing what isn’t there is just as important as what is.
  • Never underestimate the value of something warm embracing you in a cold moment.

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