Facing My Knitting Fears

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I did it. I finished knitting my jumper. 

I was able to do something that I didn’t think I could do, and I probably wouldn’t have been able to do it if I didn’t have the support of the people that surround me.

 

Back in April I blogged about my fear of making something I’d never made before.

I followed my intuition, bought the pattern and picked up my knitting needles. I dove right in. And it was scary.

I felt like I couldn’t do it.

I came up with lots of reasons why I couldn’t/shouldn’t make my jumper; I’d never followed a knitting pattern before; it wouldn’t be perfect; I didn’t know what I was doing.

But I did it anyhow.

I did it because it felt right. Scary but right.

 

 

Sharing and acknowledging my fears and allowing myself to be supported made all the difference.

By blogging about it I made myself publicly accountable for finishing off my jumper. I even set myself a deadline at the end. I shared my fears and my progress with my friends and with my facebook community. We talked about finishing off projects and we encouraged each other. And it was exactly what I needed.

Without the support and encouragement of the people around me my jumper probably wouldn’t be finished right now. I would have put it aside because it got tricky, it wasn’t perfect, it was too hard.

 

Finishing off my jumper is a bit like life really.

When times get tough or we’re about to dive into something ginormous we need support and encouragement to get to the other end.

Don’t be afraid to share what’s scaring you, but it felts like the right thing to do.

My Facebook community is a great place to go if you need some support. Why don’t you pop over and join it here?

 

With love, Lynda.

 

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