Gratitude for a Gratifying Pastime
Today I learned a new technique. It was "W&T" or wrap and turn. Like the dumb-dumb I can be, I just assumed I knew what this meant and wrapped the yarn around my needle and turned the work. If only life were that simple.
After about 15 rows, the huge holes and somehow increases in my collar design were not looking great. I actually googled what the technique was found this video, and it blew my mind. I ripped out the rows and redid them using the actual technique and I was BLOWN AWAY by how beautiful the work looked. It was a seamless widening of the collar in height, while still building a perfect arc with the width. It wasn't bumpy or hole-y. It just looked organic.
This is why I knit. I knit for the immense happiness of running my thumb over the completed work and just sighing in utter admiration of what I've accomplished. When I'm able to implement a new technique correctly on the first try, it's on par with an adrenaline rush.
Knitting pushes me, centers me, and excites me in ways that nothing else has. I'm so grateful for this gratifying pastime.