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Monday motivation 

I went to the library again yesterday and learned the purl stitch in knitting. I’ve really become quite good at this – if I do say so myself  – and I enjoy it. 

If only my 20 year old self could see me now…

For me, it’s so nice to be so creative again with something new, it’s nice to learn a new skill, it’s important to me to keep my brain active and not have it turn to mush, and it’s nice to be able to make something (fairly quickly) that I can use and wear and show off. 

And being the thrifty person I am, I am realizing, through knitting, how I can make so many things that I currently buy now; such as washcloths, dishcloths, hats, scarves, socks, I could go on and on and on. 

Some people may say “why bother making it when you can go to the mega store and buy it for cheap?”

I say “why would I buy cheap crap made in China when I can have the satisfaction of knowing I made it myself?” The sense of accomplishment from putting my skills to use and being sensible of my finances and contributing to the household are good enough motivators for me and I get the satisfaction of reusing instead of buying and throwing away, (you know how I like to repurpose) and plus, it’s a pretty cool thing to do. 

Tomorrow I am knitting a giant scarf with some big fatty needles and some mega bulky yarn. 

This is gonna be fun!


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