One of the things I’ve been loving about watching the posts pop up on the Mason Dixon Knitalong (it’s here) is the chance to see all the various color combinations people are trying out. I’m so grateful: even if I were a speedy knitter (and I’m not – yet), I’d never have the time to try out all the mixes I’d like to – so thanks again to everybody who’s sharing theirs.
As a beginner, I’m not asking or expecting too much from my knitting just yet. First of all, unlike so many other things in my life, it stays done once you’ve done it. And second, when it’s done – and even better, while it’s doing – it’s happening now.
That’s a welcome counterbalance to the patience that making a garden calls for. I love working a garden’s intricate web of time and weather and science and art – and as hard as it is sometimes, it’s worth it to see if the plants and the weather and my work will collaborate to produce the effect I was aiming at in the garden.
(And then of course there are the times when the garden outwits you and presents you with a better picture than you’d ever dreamed of. Say “Thank you,” and take notes.)