A Creative Spirit (What do you do with yours?)

"She selects wool and flax and works with eager hands." Proverbs 31:13

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Bittersweet Victory

In February I started knitting a basic cardigan for myself. Nothing fancy, but one of those projects that I could knit on while watching a movie.....one of those projects where you don't have to think too much. I had some beautiful superwash wool in a steel gray and it's looking really good. I finished the body of the sweater on Monday evening and last night I started sleeve #1.

That all sounds good, no? It IS good. Here's the thing...in April I decided that I did not like how sedentary I had become. I have been a runner for most of my life....I LOVED running, but after a very serious injury to my right leg several years ago I am no longer able to run. Not running = weight gain. Ick!

So I can't run, believe me, I've tried......but I've discovered that other forms of exercise are actually almost as fun for me as running was. And what does all of that have to do with my lovely steel gray sweater? I've lost a lot of the weight and have already gone down one size in clothing. So long story short? The sweater is huge on me now! I mean HUGE!! And not in a flattering way, either. Bittersweet victory, worked hard on the sweater that is now too big on the smaller body size that I've worked so hard on. So now the dilemma....rip it out and start over again at square 1 or finish it and gift it out? Hmmmmm? Decisions, decisions.


  • At 9/25/2006 02:47:00 AM, Anonymous Matt said…

    Congratulations on the weight loss! Keep up the good work!

    Do you enjoy knitting the sweater. Do you have a loved one whom it will fit? I'm sure it would be a treasured birthday or Christmas present.

    BTW, your absence from MSN groups, especially mine, in recent weeks is sad. We miss you!

  • At 9/25/2006 12:34:00 PM, Blogger Colleen said…

    start over on knitting the sweater...as a reward to yourself! this is doubly pleasing if you are a process knitter/crocheter like myself!


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