The thing is, while I was pretty angry about it in the moment, I really didn’t mind unraveling. If the yarn or the pattern aren’t living up to their potential they deserve a second chance. It is far too easy to get overly attached to product of the creative process.
In most aspects of how I live my life, I’m not very zen at all (someone reading this is laughing coffee out their nose right now). I aspire to be more so, and I think that knitting helps… sort of… Anyway, someone else has already written more then ever needed to be said about the relationship between knitting and zen practice so I’ll skip all that and leave the words of wisdom to His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama
“When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.”
“Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.”
“Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.”
“Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.”