That's what I think the universe is trying to teach me today. Or perhaps this will be my lesson in 2012. Patience isn't a virtue that I possess is business or in my personal life. But I'm trying to be better. Here's what's teaching me to be better this week:
Mario Kart. Oh, how I love Mario Kart. James loves it too, and since Christmas it has become a fun family activity as we all try to bump each other off the road with our wii-motes. But we have just two controllers and three people, so sometimes I sit out a game. When I sit out, I try and knit a few stitches on this. Which leads me to my next lesson in patience...
Knitting a project in which you cast on over 400 stitches. Ugh. It's taking the fun right out of knitting for me. I'm a girl who like a mindless knit, so I figured I would love this pattern. But the rows are so long that I knit for an hour and have barely anything to show for it, at least in my mind, and that frustrates me. So I'm trying to coerce myself into knitting two rows a day so this project doesn't languish in the UFO (unfinished object) pile and so I can wear it this winter. We shall see what happens.
Now, many of you would just tell me to let it go and start my next project, but I really want to knit a pair of self-patterning socks next. Particularly from the Van Gogh collection that won't be available for at least a month. And I have so much yarn on order that isn't arriving for weeks or months that, again, my patience is being tested. I'm in the mood to buy and unpack boxes upon boxes of yarn, and it's just not happening.
So, I sit here at 5:30 in the evening, on the couch with Joe and James, watching them play Mario Kart. But now it's MY TURN, so I've got that going for me. What do you hope you'll learn in 2012?