Remember when I was knitting this sweater last month? I got tired of knitting in the round and set it aside. I thought I should finish it, but there wasn’t any joy in the process.
I started and finished other projects, and in the meantime, that partially completed sweater remained sleeveless with half a torso. It was taking up space in both my living room and in my conscience.
Today I made a decision. I had to be completely honest with myself, and the truth was I didn’t care about finishing that sweater. And even if I did, I knew I wouldn’t wear it. There was just no real reason for me to keep knitting when my heart wasn’t in it. I had no real love for the sweater.
I ended up doing this:
In under five minutes, I managed to unravel the whole thing into a couple of flat-bottomed balls.
And you know what? I’m totally okay with it. In fact, I feel less burdened. That sweater was one more piece of clutter that I could remove from my life with no dire consequences.
Now if I could only tackle the hundreds of other pieces of clutter in the rest of my home…