Sometimes, I get sucked into knitting something . . . that I really don't want to knit.
Usually, I can tell right away that the "fit" isn't quite right with my mood or my mindset.
The colors aren't working.
The yarn doesn't feel right.
Knitting is a chore. . . rather than a pleasant release.
Sometimes a little change or tweak will make the situation better.
A different color.
Sometimes a whole new pattern.
But sometimes, even with tweaks, I can tell that things are not right.
Not fully buying-in.
Unresolved underlying issues.
Now, other people might take a look at my project and think I'm nuts. They might even think that I've got a perfect project going.
Why would she not want to finish?
What is she complaining about?
I'd take that in a minute!
But, you see, knitting projects get complicated sometimes. (And I'm not talking about the instructions!) Sometimes there is just more to it than . . . knits and purls.
Sometimes, you have to realize that the project just ain't right!
Sometimes, you have to walk away.
Even if you've made a commitment to the project. And even if you've already spent much of your precious time working on it.
Because . . . life . . . is too short . . . to knit bad projects.
Or to get yourself stuck in a bad situation, for that matter.
Because Knitting . . . is a lot like Life.
The trick is to know when to rip.