Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Do You Know Where You're Going?

Do you sometimes wonder how you started out in one place
going in a certain direction,
or so you thought,
and ended up somewhere else entirely?
I don't think this happens to all of us.
But it certainly happens to many of us.
I've been in the 'people' business for many years.
And I can tell you some people really know their direction.
They make plans
and with G-d's help they get  there.
More or less.
I was never that kind of person.
I kind of wing it.
But as I get older
I wish
I was a planning kind of person.
Which would mean
you make choices
and stick with them.
You continue to make choices
to support your original choices
and that's how you get where you want to go.
Its not a foolproof plan
but I've seen it work.
When I create
I follow both concepts.
Sometimes I plan.
Like in this sweater I made for my son.
Wonderful patten.
I had to follow every stitch.
And it was so worth it.

I added the hat and scarf.
How could I not?
Want to keep him warm.

He decided to share with his son!

Then I go to this craziness.
Trying to make some art.
Not exactly any rules for me here.
so I start with this:

Which is actually not bad.
But I couldn't leave well enough alone.
so I did more 'patchking'
and ended up with this.

But not exactly what I hoped for.
Oh well.
I can always try again.

And here is a cardigan I started ages ago.
Finally made something for myself.
Yarn was given to me by a dear friend.
Last Sunday I forced myself to figure out how I would bring some excitement to the design.
I hate leaving unfinished projects before I start a new one.
This was in a bag for at least six months.
I found this wonderful leftover piece of lace
and 5 hours later
So very happy with the result.

An example of no plan
that went right!
So there you have it.
Put one foot in front of the other
“My direction? Anywhere. Because one is always nearer by not keeping still.” 


Debbie said...

Your sweater with the flowers is gorgeous, Faygie! Wear it well. Happy Chanukah.