Patience Is Hard

First, look at this:


This is Shelagh's Bobble Hat! Isn't it gorgeous? It makes me happy :)

In other news, remember not to spill coffee over your open laptop, like I did. It wasn't much, and I immediately picked it up and my husband turned it off for me. Being one-handed is dangerous in so many ways! It is fried, so I am typing on my iPad now. I will not be able to take pictures; there's no interface for that on the iPad. 

Furthermore, I am learning that patience is required when knitting a sweater and a pair of socks when you are trying to avoid carpal tunnel. I knit a fair amount on my socks day last Friday, and it felt pretty good, so I then knit 10 rows or so on the Itchy Scratchy sweater, and that was too much. When I woke up this morning, the pain in my hand was telling me that I had done wrong. I didn't knit at all the next day. I have decided that 10 rows a day period is my limit, apparently, and that really sucks, but not as bad as being handless entirely and in a lot of pain does. We make our choices. So I will leave you with three quotes about patience:

“Patience is not passive; on the contrary, it is concentrated strength.”

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

“Patience iswaiting. Not passively waiting. That is laziness. But to keep going when the going is hard and slow -- that is patience.”

I don't know who said this, but I like it. 

“The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it.”

Arnold H Glasgow

I will patiently knit 10 rows a day until the sweater is done!


(Photo from Necrodancer)