I did it. I did it. I did it.
For those of you, that knitting came quite easily....I am a bit envious. It takes a bit more work for me. This not-your-average washcloth, was frogged 5 times. You know.....I "ribbit" ripped it out that many times for a do-over.
The last time I decided to start over was on our long drive to Minnesota for the holidays. I looked up at my husband who was driving, and told him I had majorly messed this knitting up. He looked at me and said "Don't rip it out....you've come so far." I was over halfway done. However, I was trying not to swear I was so mad at the yarn, and I frogged it quickly.
Then, I didn't want to think or talk about yarn for a while. After I cooled down for a few days, muttering under my breath at the poor little ball of yarn every time I walked by it...I decided to give it another go.
Thank goodness for do-overs. Sometimes that just what you need.
A brand new year is ahead, and I've heard from many how they cannot wait to begin 2012, and leave 2011 behind. I've had years that I've thought the same thing. It's like we get a do-over, and start again fresh and new.
I've been thinking a lot this past week, about areas I would like to see growth in this year. And also, how was God working in me this past year? Do you have areas in your spiritual life that need a do-over....I know I do.
I would encourage you to take some time to write down some spiritual goals for yourself. Whether it be more time in the word, getting into and finishing a great bible study, or learning how to depend on Him more. Also, remember to get those goals into bite-size chunks, so they are manageable. Get specific such as----which bible study, how much time each day will you devote to it, and so forth.
This week I'll be posting some of my specific goals for the year, and I hope they encourage you to grow as well. I know so many awesome women have encouraged me to not be complacent where I am, or to get frustrated when I fail. Thank heaven for do-overs!
His mercies are new every morning Lamentations 3: 22-24
For those of you interested: The pattern for the Not-Your-Average Washcloth can be found in the book 101 Designer One-Skein Wonders by Elizabeth Prusiewicz . I just used a simple cotton yarn, purchased at Wal-mart. Easy to throw in the wash...and fun to use.