I am working on a pattern which included the instruction to complete a number of rows in stockinette stitch, then switch to a smaller size needle to begin a ribbing pattern.
Easy enough. I finished the final purl row of the stockinette and picked up the smaller needle. I completed one row of ribbing then turned the project and continued in pattern. OOPPSS!! I forgot to pick up the 2nd smaller needle and completed 7 rows with two needles of different size. Time to frog!!!!
I am working on socks, so of course a 2nd one had to be made. I MADE THE SAME MISTAKE AGAIN!!! Ugh.
It would be okay if this happened only in knitting, but it doesnâ€™t. I decide to quit eating junk food, then find myself finishing off a bag of candy; I decide to exercise daily and realize it has been a week; I vow to stand firm in the faith and pass by an opportunity to share Christâ€™s love once again.
I find myself stuck in the mire of my failures. If I focus on those failures I will definitely repeat them. Matthew 6:21 tells us â€œwhere your treasure is, your heart will be also.â€ That could apply to where your mind is as well. If your mind is on the negative, the heart will follow.
I must force myself to â€œforget what is behind, strain toward what is aheadâ€ as Paul proclaims in Phil 3:13 or perhaps as Isaiah 43:18 declares â€œforget the former things, do not dwell on the past.â€ If I do not, I will become depressed and withdrawn.
Paul continues â€œI press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesusâ€ (vs 14). Today I open my eyes to a new day and new opportunities. This day has not yet been written. Yesterdayâ€™s mistakes are gone. â€œI will sing of your love and strength each morning (Ps 59:16)
It is morning, a new day. Bring it on Lord!! As long as we are stitched together, there will be no frogging.