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Embracing imperfection

The act of knitting is often seen as an exercise in perfectionism. Every stitch must be even, the tension must be perfect, and the finished product must be flawless. But what if we embraced imperfection instead?

The beginners mind.

Mental health is a journey, and it is not always linear. There are ups and downs, good days and bad days. And that’s okay.

In fact, sometimes it is the imperfections that make us who we are. Our quirks, our idiosyncrasies, the things that make us unique. These are the things that make us special and interesting. So why try to hide them away or change them?

If we can accept our imperfections, we can also accept the imperfections of others. We can extend grace and compassion, understanding that everyone is fighting their own battle. We can be more forgiving and patient.

And when it comes to our creating, we can simply enjoy the process, knowing that the finished product does not have to be perfect. It can be a reflection of our journey, full of ups and downs, good days and bad days. And that’s perfectly okay.

My batik practice piece is a new bag.

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